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Ohio River Trail is a 4.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Cincinnati, Ohio that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 4.6 mi Elevation gain 114 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Wheelchair friendly

Kid friendly

Stroller friendly

Hiking

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Walking

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Forest

Paved

River

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Wild flowers

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Kylie Brown
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Hiking

Such a great trail. It really makes you appreciate how beautiful Cincinnati is.

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Sam Herald
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This is a great trail for when you don't want to hit the dirt. The walk along the river is beautiful!

Helen Stringer
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Walking

I walk this beautiful park trail almost every day. Wonderfully kept and planted by the hard-working park staff. Can get busy so before 10am on a weekday is best if you can manage it. So lucky to have this resource in downtown Cincinnati.

Jamila Jamal
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Running

Goes through international friendship park, sawyer point and smale park! Great for running with the doggies. Watch out for geese droppings towards the end of the trail.

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Rosemary Kovacs
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Hiking

I run this every week and love the fact that as the seasons change, so does the park. The flowers are gorgeous and the park is immaculate. I am grateful every day to have access to this beautiful park

Steve Snellings
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Hiking

Highly recommend . Very relaxing beautiful scenery. My favorite place to go. You can usually park at the Boat House for free if it is early in the day.

H.M. Clark
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Hiking

really beautiful and breezy.

Glenn Bayfield
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Walking

the trail shown on the AllTrails map is actually the combination of the Ohio River Trail and other sidewalks overall still a nice urban walk.

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Bill O'shields
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Absolutely amazing trail system if you run just this trail or connecting trail at airport.

John Salazar
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Walking

pretty chill when your just looking to get away.

Nicholas Coorey
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Beautiful trail that takes you along the banks of the Ohio River.

Ian Ames
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Love the view, the hike and being able to relax. Good walking trail.

Stephanie W
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Super easy. Great for all ages and you can’t beat the views. Right alongside the river. People with stroller, runners and bikers all share the extra wide and winding concrete path.

Terri Caldwell
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Easy stroll even if not prepared to hike. Great for families and beginning hikers.

Amsu Rajbhandari
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Lots of things to see, makes for a fun run

Nicole Olson
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Walking

beautiful to walk or run

millersb02 .
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I've never heard this called the Ohio river trail before. Friendship park is a favorite of mine. Interesting park/path design that keeps your interest. Would be fun with small children... with a bike, or bring crayons/paper to do rubbings on lots of interesting things. Smale is new and impressive. Lots to keep kids busy - giant chimes, a flying pig to ride in, family size swings, water fountains to run through. Dress small kids for water, b/c they will want to get in! It's downtown, so you have to deal with traffic, events, parking. That's what keeps us from visiting more often.

Joanna Cohen
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Walking

This is a great link of several different urban riverfront parks. You can watch the history of Cincinnati park design as you walk along the river. Smale Park is the newest, with lots of young plants, activities for kids and even a row of porch swings for enjoying the view of the river. Sawyer Point is a fairly old park with mature trees and well loved green spaces. The Theodore Berry International Friendship Park has a diverse selection of plants and structures and is interesting to walk through.

Steve Brewer
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Walking

An easy walk, run or bike ride through the various parks along Cincinnati's riverfront. Great views of the Ohio River and downtown Cincinnati.

Keeley Shaw
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Lisa Newland
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Orville Wilson
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Misty Johnson
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Zachary H.
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Helen Stringer
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Amy Uhl
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Misty Johnson
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Amy Uhl
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Sara Stratman
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Misty Johnson
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