Looking for a great trail near Cincinnati, Ohio? AllTrails has 65 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 Mount Airy Forest or Caesar Creek State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Ault Park or French Park. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 53 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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walking
2 days ago

This urban nature preserve has been overwhelmed with dog walkers who block the trail to chit chat about their dogs. Also runners. Very crowded on weekends. It is an OK park but almost all of the "trail" is asphalt sidewalk. Great place to get some fresh air but if you're looking for a real walk in the woods, this is not for you.

About 3/4 of this entire trail is paved, and very well maintained. The last 1/4 of it is small rock/gravel and what I consider a "nature trail". It is through the gorge which is a beautiful walk. Especially take a moment on the main high bridge, the wonder of the stream cutting the rock, is splendid. As I previously mentioned the paved trail winds around the lake, with water peeking through trees and low shrubs. Most of the lake is/was covered in algae, but still very pretty. My favorite bit here was a walk through tunnels under Route 42. Which by the way is the best place to come into the park. I came through the golf course. Be aware of a $16.00 annual park pass for non-residents of Hamilton County.

hiking
bugs
muddy
3 days ago

on Kingfisher Trail

hiking
4 days ago

This is a beautiful trail but the creek running all the way up to the Oak Hill picnic area is severely polluted and filled with trash. I have personally collected large bags of trash here and disposed of it. Please help keep the trails clean.

Easy paved trail that’s cool to walk. The Sharon woods area is very nice

nice trail winding paths with steady elevation changes. a few parts were very dense with foliage.

hiking
7 days ago

Very nice short hike! The trail is well marked, with informational signs all along the length of the trail.

hiking
over grown
rocky
8 days ago

The trials are not clearly marked. Not an easy trail. Lots of steps. Very narrow in some area.

this was a fairly easy hike with some up and down and steps. very nice trail and well-manicured. it's family-friendly.

hiking
11 days ago

This trail kicked my butt!! Pretty good run remember to pace yourself here.

This is paved all the way around. It is a nice run in the trees around a lake. There were quite a few people out walking the trail. I recommend this one. If you are looking for off road or trail, this ain’t it.

Amazing trail, nearby to Mason.

enjoyed this little hike, it's a little challenging with the ridge trails and slippery rocks coming down hill.

hiking
bugs
muddy
rocky
18 days ago

I love this trail, one of my favorites in Cincinnati. It can get a bit confusing in places where the actual trail is and where it's been improvised, but that makes it more fun! My main warning- if you do bring your dogs be very careful. There are a ton of people who let their dogs run around off leash. On one walk I encountered NINE off leash dogs. My guys do well with dogs and recall, but I'm considerate and follow the law and keep them leashed, for their safety and the safety of others. If you do go, make sure to leash your dog and to watch out for loose dogs with irresponsible owners.

hiking
over grown
washed out
18 days ago

(Went out pretty close to sunset, had to walk fast!) There are a couple places (I think in the section that runs along Kellogg Avenue) of a yard or so where large (>1ft deep) holes (perhaps washouts?) have developed, narrowing the trail and making it important to watch footing. There's also brush grown up along the trail, although it was always pretty obvious where the trail went. Signs are posted that the trails in California Woods will be closed for most, though not all, of the upcoming months (until February) due to hunting season.

hiking
19 days ago

Small preserve with a couple looping trails in between the neighborhoods of Paddock Hills, North Avondale and St. Bernard — manageable for young kids because it’s so tiny! Slightly overgrown in places, but still a lovely gem close to the city.

hiking
closed
21 days ago

75% of the Trail is overgrown, otherwise beautiful and not too crowded.

This was a great morning hike and definitely a great workout on the legs. A few loose stones on the makeshift stairs gave me pause but otherwise the trail was in great condition. I will definitely be back to try some of the other trails in the area.

hiking
closed
over grown
22 days ago

trail is easy going, I take my dog here all the time. you can even venture down to the creek bed depending on how dry it has been and there is also a waterfall.

Great walking path. Wildflowers and birds galore.

Nice short, easy walking trail that's shaded. There is a side gravel trail that can be an add on and offers a little more variety.

hiking
26 days ago

If you walk/jog the loop twice, it's a really good workout. The views of the river are a favorite.

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