Hiking Trails Around the Cincinnati Area — Sort of
Spring is such a wonderful season.
Especially after a winter that just doesn’t want to go away.
You’re itching to hit the trail and see some spring wildflowers – heck at this point you’ll be thrill with a green leaf!
HikeCincy’s Top Spring Hiking Trails are…
(drum roll, please)
- Cincinnati Nature Center — Rowe Woods is super hard to beat. Great trails that are clearly marked and well maintained. Grab a map and spend the day wandering around and checking out the vast variety of wildflowers. Wanting to burn off some of that …err…winter weight… Trek up the Far Ridge Trail!
- Germantown MetroPark — The trails with Five Rivers MetroParks are all looped based trails. This means if you start on the Orange Trail you’ll eventually get back where you started. For example, if you are on the Orange Trail and then get on the Pink Trail the Pink Trail will reconnect with the Orange Trail. You just have to know your cardinal directions or look at the map.
- Cox Arboretum — Flower freaks. I love going here. Your eyes will love it too. There is a mini Monet bridge, gardens for just about anything including butterflies, a massive tower, oh and lots of trails!
- Wilderness Trail, Buzzardroost & Adams Lake SNP — Adams County has the corner on the market for geologically interesting trails. Whether you a climbing through the rocky bits of The Wilderness Trail, looking out across the landscape from the high point of Buzzardroost or checking out the Allegheny Mound Ants at Adams Lake State Nature Preserve — you’ll love it.
- Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge — Bird much? Then this is your home away from home. Muscatatuck NWR has water impoundments that managers can raise and lower the water levels in. This means if you like shorebirds, wading birds, waterfowl, or birds of prey such as eagles and osprey — you are going to be one happy hiker! Oh, and don’t worry if it rains — the birds don’t!Follow on Facebook.