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Short little walk through a meadow and forest, we like this as a warmup to the Little Turtle trail nearby

23 days ago

Beautiful and scenic hike, views on burial mounds and the river.

1 month ago

Easy with just a few inclines, good for families. Great vista of the river.

2 months ago

family friendly

3 months ago

There are some steep hills that keep going but with the way they take you, you are going down most of them. Reverse it for a killer leg workout! That said, it’s mostly flat and in the shade. I tracked it to be 2.08 miles. We combined it with the Blue Jacket Trail for a nice little hike.

3 months ago

This trail is definitely an easy trail, not moderate, as it’s mostly flat. The trail crosses a meadow several times so if it’s a hot day, the sun will get you a few times. My dog and I loved it. Since it’s so short, we combined it with the Little Turtle Trail for a nice hike.

I have been going on this trail for years, Good hike with some great views.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Sunday, August 13, 2017

One of the favorites

Monday, July 17, 2017

Very nice. First half of the trail is relatively flat. We hiked out to the second Ohio River lookout and then back.

hot pancakes

Saturday, June 03, 2017

Nice easy short walk through the woods. Well-maintained path and a fun little adventure I recommend!

It was nice, I took my dog around the various loops that lead off the main trail. All of the paths lead to the main one, so don't get nervous if you feel like you've followed a smaller, more hidden path.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Great for a day hike, the waypoints are very interesting

Sunday, April 09, 2017

Nicely maintained trail with nice views along the way

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Nice loop trail for a short hike

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Beautiful and a decent workout!

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Well maintained. Gravel path with mild grades. Nice overlook over the valley at the end.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Moderate trail with various overlooks of the Oxbow wetlands and Ohio River. Best in the spring before sunset.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Great trail with a couple overlooks of the Ohio River. One strenuous hill in the middle but otherwise very easy.

amazing view!

Thursday, March 24, 2016

View was great, not hilly

Great local trail that is family-friendly. There are lots of pawpaws growing here. The scenery is best if hiked in the fall and winter but you can still view the Ohio and Great Miami Rivers.

Relative to what's available in the Cincinnati area, when it comes to hiking, it's a scenic trail. Starts out with a moderate uphill then proceeds along a ridge with views of the Great Miami and Ohio Rivers at the end. The trail is a gravel and dirt mixture and is about six feet wide, so no need to get covered in spiderwebs or poison ivy :) Also, this trail isn't as inundated with invasive flora, such as honeysuckle, as most of the other trails in the area. For me, it makes it more pleasurable. Plenty of old growth.

Lastly, keep your eyes open for Bald Eagles! I've only seen them in the wild once, and it was at Shawnee Lookout.

Monday, September 08, 2014

The geocache make this trail all the better.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Fun short hike kid friendly on the way out from the river view look carefully for the off beat trail on the right and follow it for the cache

Thursday, October 31, 2013

As the overview states, this trail is well maintained. It is an easy hike with a few hills. You are in the woods the whole time but have some great views of the Ohio river. Unfortunately, the invasive honeysuckle is taking over an otherwise great view of the woods. Along most of the trail the tall canopy of hardwoods allow you to see some wildlife (deer, owls, and such). This is a great walk for families.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Really nice trail, it's a great workout because it's all hills, one thing though, I never really got into the hike because u hear cars, see the highway, see electrical towers, or hear mowers, overall a good hike :)

Sunday, August 14, 2011

This trail features access to 3 geocaches including the oldest in Ohio, a few old growth trees, and one great overlook plus a couple ok overlooks. The rare & endangered Running Buffalo Clover has been found on this trail.

The length is about 1.5 miles in the lollypop loop style. Rating would be easy with a couple moderate hills. A nice evening stroll.

The park has 2 other marked hiking trails totalling around 3.5 miles

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