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Best trails in Cincinnati

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Looking for a great trail near Cincinnati, Ohio? AllTrails has 69 great hiking trails, trail running trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Caesar Creek State Park or East Fork State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Bender Mountain Nature Preserve or Mount Airy Forest. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 55 easy trails in Cincinnati ranging from 0.6 to 5 miles and from 472 to 905 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Cincinnati
Top trails (69)
#1 - Bender Mountain Loop Trail
Bender Mountain Nature Preserve
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 1 h 15 m
#2 - Beechwood, Quarry, and Red Oak Trail
Mount Airy Forest
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 2 h 2 m
Please note portions of the park close on a schedule. Please see schedule based on park zone closure here. Dates Closed by Park Zone: Bracken Woods 9/30/17 – 2/4/18 Maple Ridge 9/30/17 – 10/13/17 11/11/17 – 2/4/18 Trails are Open on Tuesday & Wednesday (Closed all other Days) McFarlan Woods 9/30/17 – 10/13/17 11/11/17 – 2/4/18 Trails are Open on Tuesday & Wednesday (Closed all other Days) Diehl Road 9/30/17 – 10/13/17 11/11/17 – 2/4/18 Trails are Open on Tuesday & Wednesday (Closed all other Days) Zone F West & South of Arboretum to Shepherd Creek Drive 9/30/17 – 10/13/17 11/11/17 – 2/4/18 Trails are Open on Tuesday & Wednesday (Closed all other Days) Zone G 9/30/17 – 10/13/17 11/11/17 – 2/4/18 Trails are Open on Tuesday & Wednesday (Closed all other Days)Show more
#3 - Sharon Woods Lake Trail to Gorge Trail Loop
Sharon Woods Park
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 1 h 52 m
#4 - Sharon Woods Gorge Trail
Sharon Woods Park
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 49 m
#5 - French Park
French Park
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 27 m
#6 - Ault Forest Loop Trail
Ault Park
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Length: 1.3 mi • Est. 39 m
Note: as of October 2020, users have reported that the loop is CLOSED about 3/4 of a mile in due to environmental maintenance. Great trail through the woods. At many points you can go different directions and it can be a little confusing, but if you follow the map here you will be fine!Show more
#7 - Glenwoods Gardens Trail
Glenwood Gardens County Park
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 9 m
#8 - Ridge, Bur Oak, Cliff and Tree Trail Loop
Ault Park
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 14 m
#9 - Trout Lily Trail
Withrow Nature Preserve
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Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 46 m
A moderately challenging, short trail great for dogs and hiking enthusiasts alike. The trail has seen damage due to windstorms over the years. Portions of the trail may be damaged or closed as a result including a set of stairs along the way. Show more
#10 - Ohio River Trail
Cincinnati
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Length: 4.6 mi • Est. 1 h 56 m
A lovely paved path along the river with great views of downtown Cincinnati in the distance. Accessibility: The trail surface is paved and typically between five and eight feet wide. The grade is mostly gentle (all estimated under 5% except for one 7% section at about 1.6 miles when going east).Show more
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