Best Hikes Near Cincinnati Guide Book

by Johnny Molloy (Falcon Guides)
Best Hikes Near Cincinnati  by Johnny Molloy

240pp/maps/photos
ISBN: 0762771674

Who says you have to travel far from home to go on a great hike? Here are forty of the best hikes, nearly all of them within an hour’s drive of Cincinnati, Ohio—including quiet woods and lakeside trails. Whether you’re in the mood for an easy nature walk, a day-long hike, or an overnighter, this guide offers plenty to choose from.

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Trails from the "Best Hikes Near Cincinnati" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 40.
... Preview: This out-and-back ramble travels a portion of the Adena Trace, a trail circling Brookville Lake. This particular segment offers a quality footpath, first exploring the valley of Salt Well Creek then h ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Cincinnati"
Brookville, IN - Hiking - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: This hike takes place at the main parcel of Miami University Natural Areas. Take a trek along scenic Harkers Run, traveling beneath verdant woodland. The hike then breaks off for the hills, exploring ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Cincinnati"
Oxford, OH - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.1
... Preview: You will understand the term “flatwoods” after taking this trek that travels forest and shore of 200-acre Stonelick Lake. The hike starts near the popular state park campground, meandering under rich ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Cincinnati"
Newtonsville, OH - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.8
... Preview: This hike visits historic Big Bone Lick, a place once populated by prehistoric animals, such as mastodons, giant sloths, and wooly mammoths. Their bones, left in the bogs surrounding salt licks and mi ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Cincinnati"
Beaverlick, KY - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.1
... Preview: This hike travels through what is considered to be the largest stand of old-growth forest in Ohio. Hikers wander the Big Woods through Hueston Woods State Nature Preserve, enjoying large sugar maples, ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Cincinnati"
College Corner, OH - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.2
... Preview: Owned by the Nature Conservancy, this 74-acre tract preserves glacially carved hills in Kentucky’s Boone County. The hike travels along a tributary of Middle Creek and through hilly woodland containin ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Cincinnati"
Belleview, KY - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.7
... Preview: This loop hike explores a preserved slice of the Buckeye State, where cliffs and tall hills rise from clear Caesar Creek. Everywhere-you-look beauty surrounds the trail, including the creek itself, wh ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Cincinnati"
Waynesville, OH - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.9
... Preview: This short hike has plenty of highlights and is pretty much doable by anyone with time and a little stamina. The trek explores the highs and lows along Cedar Creek and beyond to the shores of Acton La ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Cincinnati"
College Corner, OH - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.9
... Preview: This out-and-back endeavor heads to the embayment of Cloverlick Creek, on East Fork Lake, at big East Fork State Park. You will be hiking the Perimeter Trail, which runs in conjunction here. First you ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Cincinnati"
Bethel, OH - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.8
... Preview: This hike takes you through the southern part of Miami University Natural Areas. Head along big Four Mile Creek, a wide stream. Cruise deep in bottomland bordered by steep hills. Cross Collins Run to ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Cincinnati"
Oxford, OH - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.6
... Preview: Have you ever seen a mass of floating lotus blooms? That is one highlight from this relatively short hike that combines two nature trails at Cowan Lake State Park, east of Cincinnati. While most other ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Cincinnati"
Cuba, OH - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.7
... Preview: This balloon loop hike starts at Caesar Creek State Park’s Pioneer Village, a re-created community of yesteryear that’s worth a visit itself. For the hike you pick up the Perimeter Loop Trail rolling ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Cincinnati"
Oregonia, OH - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.7
... Preview: This 5-mile circuit explores rolling terrain, much of it along the south shore of East Fork Lake at East Fork State Park. Using a combination of the park’s Backpack Trail and the Newman Trail, hikers ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Cincinnati"
Hamlet, OH - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: If you like ups and downs, this hike is for you. Start up high, at the Cincinnati Nature Center’s hilltop visitor building. Visit Powel Crosley Lake. From that impoundment, drop to East Branch Avey’s ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Cincinnati"
Perintown, OH - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: Many Cincinnati hikers believe the stream flowing through French Park to be the most scenic in the city. They cite its numerous cascades, its frozen winter beauty, and the wildflowers that spring fort ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Cincinnati"
Amberley, OH - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.3
... Preview: This hike takes you through many environments of Mounds State Recreation Area, on a lesser-used trail. Start off by big Brookville Lake, then turn up a large but unnamed tributary, traveling moist bot ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Cincinnati"
Brookville, IN - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.8
... Preview: This destination will undoubtedly surprise first-time hikers. Beyond the attractive landscaped gardens, you will enjoy an overlook before looping into the West Fork Mill Creek watershed. The hike will ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Cincinnati"
Woodlawn, OH - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.7
... Preview: Hike to an ancient mound built by prehistoric residents of the East Fork Whitewater Valley. The Adena Mounds, built around the time of Jesus, have weathered down and aren’t impressive themselves, but ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Cincinnati"
Brookville, IN - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.3
... Preview: Shawnee Lookout Park features three rewarding—but relatively short—loop hikes. Though each one is individually worthwhile, their close proximity allows you to make a hiker’s triple play. First visit e ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Cincinnati"
Homestead, IN - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: This hike offers numerous trailside highlights—fossils, bluff views, a stream, a waterfall, lake views, a historic mill site, lakeside trail, and some extra loops that add to the trail mileage. Start ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Cincinnati"
Oregonia, OH - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.9