Best Walking in Ohio

This list represents the most popular walking in Ohio. Use this list to plan your next Ohio walking trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

Learn more about Top Trails

#1. Ohio River: Bridges, Parks, and Three Cities


Cincinnati Riverfront Park is the place where locals and visitors alike go for recreation and relaxation, mostly during warmer months, although hardy outdoorsy city lovers visit year-round. The acti…
From the guidebook "Walking Cincinnati"
Cincinnati, OH - Walking - 4.2 miles
Published by Wilderness Press

#2. Downtown: Resurgent Economic and Transit Hub


As Ohio’s third-largest city, Cincinnati benefits from a downtown that is walkable and easy to navigate, mostly because it was built before the invention of the automobile. Although most streets are o…
From the guidebook "Walking Cincinnati"
Cincinnati, OH - Walking - 3 miles
Published by Wilderness Press

#3. Over-the-Rhine and Pendleton: Urban Italianate Architecture Haven


Over-the-Rhine is Cincinnati’s chief claim to a walking city. To experience Cincinnati without a walk through Over-the-Rhine is an incomplete affair. The neighborhood is unlike anything else in Cinci…
From the guidebook "Walking Cincinnati"
Cincinnati, OH - Walking - 2.4 miles
Published by Wilderness Press

#4. Mount Adams and Eden Park: Catch a Sunset


Mount Adams is a small tangle of streets lined with narrow, pristine old houses, all perched on a hill that offers some of the best views of the city. Surrounded by highways on three sides and Eden Pa…
From the guidebook "Walking Cincinnati"
Cincinnati, OH - Walking - 2.1 miles
Published by Wilderness Press

#5. Clifton Gaslight District: Tree-lined and Diverse


At night, the tree-lined lanes of historic Clifton are lit by the old lamps that give the area its name: the Gaslight District. Above-shop apartments, lovely old brick houses, and 19th-century mansion…
From the guidebook "Walking Cincinnati"
Cincinnati, OH - Walking - 2.5 miles
Published by Wilderness Press

#6. Clifton Historic Mansions: Mannered Streets


Clifton was originally established as a wealthy residential suburb of Cincinnati in the 1840s, its plots being specially marketed as a place for the Cincinnati elite to build their summer homes. It…
From the guidebook "Walking Cincinnati"
Cincinnati, OH - Walking - 3.2 miles
Published by Wilderness Press

#7. Northside: Left of Center and I-75


Northside neighborhood is a world unto itself: not really belonging culturally to either the West Side or East Side of Cincinnati, it prides itself on its welcoming small-town community inside a hip,…
From the guidebook "Walking Cincinnati"
Cincinnati, OH - Walking - 1.2 miles
Published by Wilderness Press

#8. College Hill: Integrated Semirural Hilltop Village


College Hill, Cincinnati’s fourth most populous neighborhood, is a welcoming home to people of all ages, races, and classes. Located 6 miles north of downtown, this integrated residential neighborhoo…
From the guidebook "Walking Cincinnati"
Cincinnati, OH - Walking - 2.3 miles
Published by Wilderness Press

#9. North Avondale: Mansions of the Early Merchants


About 3.5 miles north of downtown Cincinnati is one of the city’s most attractive and magical neighborhoods, North Avondale. Home to prominent Cincinnatians since its founding, the neighborhood att…
From the guidebook "Walking Cincinnati"
Cincinnati, OH - Walking - 2.7 miles
Published by Wilderness Press

#10. Norwood: City Inside A City


Engulfed by the city of Cincinnati on all sides, the 3-square-mile area now known as Norwood was settled in the early 19th century as a coach stop along the Montgomery Road turnpike near the present-d…
From the guidebook "Walking Cincinnati"
Cincinnati, OH - Walking - 4.7 miles
Published by Wilderness Press

#11. Pleasant Ridge: Beer and Peanuts, Wine and Cheese


Pleasant Ridge is an historic gaslight neighborhood, with a small and vibrant business district along Montgomery Road, about 9 miles northeast of downtown Cincinnati. This hilltop area was first settl…
From the guidebook "Walking Cincinnati"
Cincinnati, OH - Walking - 2.7 miles
Published by Wilderness Press

#12. Oakley: Mecca for Indie Business


Located 8 miles northeast of downtown Cincinnati, Oakley is a walkable and prosperous neighborhood that borders Hyde Park, Madisonville, Pleasant Ridge, and Norwood. Walk Score, the company that measu…
From the guidebook "Walking Cincinnati"
Cincinnati, OH - Walking - 3.5 miles
Published by Wilderness Press

#13. Hyde Park: Always and Still Prosperous


Hyde Park, with its lovely older homes; busy commercial square; and shaded streets filled with walkers, runners, and bicyclists, is one of Cincinnati’s most desirable neighborhoods. Located 5 miles no…
From the guidebook "Walking Cincinnati"
Cincinnati, OH - Walking - 2.4 miles
Published by Wilderness Press

#14. East Walnut Hills and Evanston: Following in Doris Day’s Footsteps


Founded in 1867, originally as the village of Woodburn, East Walnut Hills is as diverse, both ethnically and economically, as it gets in Cincinnati. The neighborhood includes the expansive residenti…
From the guidebook "Walking Cincinnati"
Cincinnati, OH - Walking - 3.8 miles
Published by Wilderness Press

#15. Mount Lookout: Head for the Hills; Reach for the Stars


One word can describe Mount Lookout: enchanting. Located 5.5 miles east of downtown Cincinnati, Mount Lookout is tucked in between Hyde Park and Columbia-Tusculum. It is named for Mount Lookout Obser…
From the guidebook "Walking Cincinnati"
Cincinnati, OH - Walking - 3.6 miles
Published by Wilderness Press

#16. Columbia-Tusculum: San Francisco on the Ohio


Located about 4.5 miles east of downtown, along Columbia Parkway, rests the oldest neighborhood in Cincinnati, Columbia-Tusculum. Founded as Columbia near the Little Miami River in 1788, it was establ…
From the guidebook "Walking Cincinnati"
Cincinnati, OH - Walking - 2.5 miles
Published by Wilderness Press

#17. Historic Licking Riverside and Roebling Point: The Original Plats of Covington


Historic Licking Riverside is home to some of the most well-maintained and significant historic homes in the region. The area includes beautiful views of the Ohio River, Roebling Suspension Bridge, an…
From the guidebook "Walking Cincinnati"
Cincinnati, OH - Walking - 1.2 miles
Published by Wilderness Press

#18. Eastside and Cathedral Square: A True Urban Mix


The Eastside neighborhood is located between the Licking River and Madison Avenue and from 8th Street to 16th Street. It is home to the Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center; the Lincoln-Gran…
From the guidebook "Walking Cincinnati"
Cincinnati, OH - Walking - 1.8 miles
Published by Wilderness Press

#19. Devou Park and Kenton Hills: Backcountry Trails and a Hillside Neighborhood


This walk will give you a glimpse of Devou Park and the adjacent Kenton Hills neighborhood. The 704-acre park is a beautiful oasis just minutes from urban Covington and is known for beautiful views o…
From the guidebook "Walking Cincinnati"
Cincinnati, OH - Walking - 2 miles
Published by Wilderness Press

#20. Wallace Woods and Austinburg: Licking River Greenway and Historic Streetcar Neighborhoods


This walk explores two Covington neighborhoods, as well as approximately 1 mile of greenway, nestled against the Licking River. Wallace Woods and Austinburg are both strong historic neighborhoods with…
From the guidebook "Walking Cincinnati"
Cincinnati, OH - Walking - 2.4 miles
Published by Wilderness Press