Rowe Woods Perimeter Trail

MODERATE 34 reviews

Rowe Woods Perimeter Trail is a 11.1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Union, Ohio that features a lake 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
11.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1105 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Rowe Woods trails wind through Eastern deciduous forest, fields, streams and ponds. Rowe Woods in Milford, Ohio is just east of Cincinnati, spanning 1,025 acres (including 65 acres of old growth forest) and offering more than 16 miles of hiking trails.

18 days ago

Probably the best hike you're going to find in the Cincinnati area--certainly the best I've yet to experience. The trails are well maintained but this still makes for a moderately challenging ten-ish mile hike. Enough diversity in the scenery and terrain to keep it interesting on subsequent go-arounds. I take my dog here several times per summer.

The $9 price tag makes a yearly membership worth considering.

2 months ago

Superb trail quality, back side of perimeter trail tends to get muddy when raining though. They’re introducing gravel to these problem areas though. Great for trail running. Nice facilities to go along with it.

hiking
3 months ago

Pretty diverse terrain and wildlife, the trails are in good shape, and some of the ridge top views are awesome!

hiking
3 months ago

Well maintained and fantastic hiking with plenty of variety in terrain. Will definitely do again.

hiking
4 months ago

Great variety of terrain. Beautiful views and landscape. Well maintained trails.

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6 months ago

Hiked the full perimeter. Map states this is 10.12 miles, but it's 11 with mileage to/from visitors center to start the trail. This is more challenging with the addition of Far Ridge trail as part of the perimeter hike. Great hike to be so close to the city.

hiking
6 months ago

Nice trails

hiking
8 months ago

Great long local trail. The yellow loop is the most difficult, with a lot of steep steps. I enjoyed the views on the green the best.

hiking
8 months ago

I've hiked this trail numerous times, in all seasons and weather. The trails are not difficult and are well maintained. I have seen numerous deer, wild turkeys, fox and several different species of hawk and owl. This is a very dog friendly environment. Well worth the price of admission.

hiking
8 months ago

Nice weather & a dry trail. Not too many people the further you get out on the trails. Moderate is a fair rating - some short portions are very uphill.

9 months ago

One of my favorite trails in Cincy, with lots of creeks, valleys, and changing elevation. Tons of benches around for relaxing near cool views. It is well marked, though a trail map is recommended due to the number of different loops. Biggest con is the $9 price tag for adults, but I don't mind supporting a preserve

hiking
11 months ago

A good choice for a family hike, but not as much for a nature enthusiast. The trails are scenic and well marked but much of it is covered in gravel. I guess this helps with drainage and erosion control, but I'd rather a little mud than the constant noise of rocks grinding under my feet. Add in the $11 admission fee for my dog and I, and the overall experience was just average.

hiking
Saturday, June 17, 2017

Very well kept trails, there are multiple looped trails to take that include parts of this loop trail

trail running
Monday, May 15, 2017

Red Bird and Fern trails offer decent hill climbs with changing terrain. The perimeter is the way to go. Bought membership and made this a fixture of training.

hiking
Sunday, April 23, 2017

The perimeter trail is 8.4 miles, plus mileage to get to trail. Cincy Nature Center is very busy, but not as many people on the perimeter trail. Trails are well marked and easy to follow. Some up and downs make this trail moderate. There is a staircase (194 steps) at about the mid point of the loop. Going counter clockwise will have you going up the stairs.

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