Perimeter Trail

MODERATE 31 reviews
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Perimeter Trail is a 2.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Cincinnati, Ohio that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. 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.

DISTANCE
2.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
403 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wildlife

bugs

muddy

over grown

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Great forest in the middle of the suburbs. The trails are well traveled to a fault with even the unmarked trails being easy to confuse with the marked trails. Overall a nice hike and even with some confusion, you aren't going to get lost.

1 month ago

This is a great hike for what it is; the biggest problem is that there simply isn't enough of it. As others have pointed out, it's relatively rugged for an urban park trail, there's ample elevation change (you pass through the bottom of a relatively deep ravine and then scale a steep hillside on the back end), and the scenery is well enough. The trail markings aren't necessarily terrific, but it's kind of hard to get lost when civilization is a quarter mile in every direction.

Since it's a relatively short hike and only a five minute drive from my house, it's perfectly fine if I'm a little crunched for time but want to get a quick hike in. I'm probably going to the Rowe Woods otherwise.

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5 months ago

beautiful trail. saw some deer smoking weed in the woods. just the right amount of elevation change.

8 months ago

Awesome trail for a beginner or advanced hiker. I recommend a hiking stick.

9 months ago

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Monday, August 07, 2017

Don't let anyone tell you differently-this trail is challenging. Given, I took it after a day of continued drizzle. The trails are wet and slippery when damp - wear good hiking boots. Expect to step and climb over 60-70 felled large trees. Expect trails to have roots, rocks, sudden elevation changes - pay attention to placement of every step. In the growing season, undergrowth is lush and encroaches on the trail. If you don't like to be touched by all the vegetation, wear long sleeves and pants. There are bugs.

If you're like me and you're fine with all of the above, this trail is for you. Additional bonuses, there is no one else on the trail. I was surprised for such a heavily populated area to not see another person at all. The rain earlier in the day could have chased the people away or the fact that it's a Monday- but still.

I have to take the trail again because I forgot to record until I was 1/2 a mile in. Happy Hiking!

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Poorly marked, and overgrown.

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

love this trail.

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Sunday, May 21, 2017

This perimeter trail is a really nice hike for an urban area. The majority of the trail is in the forest, though there is some meadow and a little pavement. Some of the trail is heavily trafficked, but the majority of it is not. It can get quite muddy if it's rained recently. I really enjoy this hike within the city.

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