Withrow Nature Preserve Trail

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Withrow Nature Preserve Trail is a 1.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Cincinnati, Ohio that features a river 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
1.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
134 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

A medium difficulty trail, not for the faint of heart...! A great trail for dogs and hiking enthusiasts. It has seen several bad windstorms in the decade or so that I've been there. One of the staircases still closed due to the last storm.

hiking
1 month ago

My dog and I hiked this for the first time and thoroughly enjoyed it. I recorded 2.5 miles though, per Map My Walk app. I’d definitely say this is an easy trail and a great for a beginning hiker. Very little elevation changes. It’s a perfect trail for a hot summer day because it’s all in the shade, unless you complete the loop that goes through the meadow, then you’ll be in the full sun. Trails are gravel and a very nice width.

hiking
1 month ago

I’m new-ish to this side of town and just went here for the first time a few months ago. I like to bring my dog right after work for a good run through the woods. The trail is mostly shady and easy to walk. I skip the prairie loop when it’s too hot. I mainly go for exercise, but there are a lot of birds, flowers, foxes, snakes, and turtles. It’s a nice place.

trail running
2 months ago

Nice, quiet trail. Wide and well maintained, mulched or gravel in some areas. Not too much elevation change and an okay river view. Makes for a nice shady trail run without seeing many other people. Bonus: repeat the meadow loop a couple times to increase the distance, otherwise it is very short.

8 months ago

Lots of trails closed for restoration

8 months ago

Fire

8 months ago

more on easy side than moderate, nice trail, nice ohio river overlook

10 months ago

Saw my first rufous sided towhee on the Open field part of the hike. There was a group of them hanging out in a vine covered tree. They weren't shy, but finally got fed up with my watching them. Great day for seeing pollinators of all kinds gather the last remains of nectar.

hiking
Thursday, August 10, 2017

Nice semi loop partly through forest and partly through meadow. The short western loop has been closed for years due to storm damage. The longer eastern loop features some farm relics and a scenic Ohio River overlook. On the easier side of moderate due to the fairly flat terrain. Overall, possibly the best hike in the Hamilton County Park District.

Friday, July 28, 2017

A great quick hike after work. The trail is shaded and winds around with tons of foliage.

hiking
Sunday, July 16, 2017

trail running
Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Pros- Quiet trails, nice over looks, a challenging short trail run!

Cons- no public bathroom, and narrow trails.

Monday, May 08, 2017

Very nice trail, easy to walk and plenty to see

hiking
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Great trail! Easy and dogs are welcome. Great lookout of the Ohio River too.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Short trail for a quick, ok view of the river. Decent trail but nothing noteworthy about it.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

the field of wildflowers is the best part, really beautiful. too short though!

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Great trail, lots of turns, good footpath, plenty to see

hiking
Sunday, June 12, 2016

Nice trail just wish there were more !

hiking
Monday, May 23, 2016

It's an alright place. Wish there was more trails and they would fix the part that had a landslide, it's been like that for years now.

Overall it's a nice little hike, well maintained and marked. Just a little too short for me to drive to it.

walking
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Great day trail with a beautiful overlook of the Ohio. Also has a nice outdoor wedding area to enjoy.

hiking
Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Very serene. Beautiful overlook of the Ohio River. Interested to come back in late spring when everything blossoms. Lots of birds to see too!!

hiking
Monday, March 02, 2015

An easy hike. Took my dog along on leash and was no problem. Perfect for an easy-going hike.

hiking
Monday, December 22, 2014

Easy hike along the trail. December is a great time here as I saw a red-bellid woodpecker, a downy woodpecker, and a few birds I didn't recognize. The trail still smells like autumn and you can easily hear critters wrestling in the leaves. It was also nice to see an old man telling his two young grandsons about how life was in his youth.

walking
Sunday, May 25, 2014

It's a good trail with nice scenic view. its not long about 2 miles.

birding
Thursday, April 24, 2014

A fairly easy loop with well marked trails. There is a porta-potty near the good sized parking lot. A Hamilton Co. Parks parking permit is required but not sure how often they patrol.

hiking
Saturday, July 27, 2013

This is a great little trail for a quick hike. It is very well maintained with minimal gear required for an enjoyable hike. The entire loop is just shy of 2 miles with a beautiful overlook of the Ohio river as the cherry on top. My son and finished the loop in about 45 minutes. The North section of the trail is closed due to a landslide, however we were able to manage it with minimal extra effort. Obviously, this section of the trail is not in the same condition as the nice gravel, and manicured condition of the rest of the trail. All in all a great hike through the woods.

hiking
Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Great small park with a great view of the Ohio River. I took a few trails, and ended up with 1.73 miles total, so don't expect a long walk! Park and trails are clean and well marked, some are stone trails while others are dirt with stairs cut into the path to help with the climbs.

hiking
Saturday, April 14, 2012

I love this trail! It's cool on a hot day, warm on a cold day... quiet, peaceful and a wonderful break from the usual daily routine of life...I never regret a walk through Withrow!

hiking
28 days ago

hiking
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