Explore the most popular trail running trails near Cincinnati with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

7 days ago

9 days 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.

First time I went. Loved it. Went on a beautiful day and I didn’t come across anyone else. Some parts are confusing, like the open field area. But this app really helped stay on course.

road biking
14 days ago

Great paved trail!

Great urban trail, feels larger than it is. Trails can be very confusing but makes for a nice adventure.

I didn’t see anyone once I got into the woods. I wore my regular running shoes and I think it would be better to wear hiking boots. I stumbled in some mole holes when I was looking for the trail head. I liked all the hills and the shade, once I was in the woods. I had trouble walking down some of the hills because I’m turning into a granny and didn’t wear the right shoes. I could hear a lot of road traffic and for a while I could see the road, so it wasn’t such a peaceful walk. I’ll definitely go here again because it’s so close to my home, but I don’t love it. I might love it in another season. Summer is my least favorite time to hike.

24 days ago

Just did the out and back along the valley trail after having completed the perimeter loop. Wide, gravel tail suitable for most anyone.

24 days 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.

24 days 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.

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
1 month 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.

trail running
1 month ago

The trail system consists of a central shared use paved loop with several gravel trails branching off, each a little under a mile in length. The trails are well maintained gravel and have varying elevation. It is pretty heavily trafficked and does not have a remote feel. It wouldn't be the best for a scenic hike, but is great for an easy to reach walk in the woods. I use the loop as a trail running route and it is perfect for a run through the woods without worrying about breaking your ankle on a tree root. The side trails or the main loop can be repeated to selectively add distance.

Nature Preserve
Experience the Feel of natural Eastern Woodlands before the Industrial Revolution

The trail that’s recorded here is only 4 miles not 7.

road biking
1 month ago

Super easy. Great for all ages and you can’t beat the views. Right alongside the river. People with stroller, runners and bikers all share the extra wide and winding concrete path.

Trails need cutting back. Quick walk up and back down.

Very pretty. Saw only 1 marker, got lost for an hour, kept coming to dead ends. The wooden steps are very hazardous, with all the dirt washed away, they are only obstacles, with huge nails sticking out and up. Very muddy in some places. Not good for handicapped dogs. The Park is beautiful, though, and I will be back to try a different trail sometime.

trail running
2 months ago

Great trails for trail running. Hardly anyone here, peaceful and a refreshing run. Ran on the red blaze, yellow blaze and blue blaze trails. Will be back often!

great for a run, boring for scenery.

Enjoyed this rustic, charming hike. Good hills and much to see. Good for kids and pets.

Hard to follow trail as mapped but enjoyable

Beautiful park
Lots of Old trees
Nice well marked trails

3 months ago

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

Great trail to run. Very difficult to run, lots of rocks and roots. Got lost a few times. This app was very useful to fin my way. Watch out for the stone steps.

I loved this little hike, I did a few loops around and made it into about 6.5 miles in all. Definitely some steep parts, but overall very easy. I agree that you can still hear the sounds of the road and trains, but that didn’t really bother me. I thought the paths were very well marked, and my dogs loved it!

A good bit of the trail was cut off due to hunting, but the trail portion I was allowed to hike was beautiful if not a little muddy from recent rains.

This park rocks. Usually there aren’t many people here. New parking lot is nice.

5 months ago

Enjoyed Nice winter Hike
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