Cincinnati hiking & trails
Get your steps in while exploring Cincy’s natural beauty
When you’re spending time somewhere new, exploring on foot can be a great way to get the lay of the land—and the Cincy Region’s many green spaces are calling. Whether you’re looking for a paved park path for a casual walk, a trail perfect for exploring the fall colors, or a more rigorous hike, Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky have something for every outdoor enthusiast.
Not sure where to start? Mt. Airy Forest is a popular spot for hiking in Cincinnati. Located just minutes from downtown, this 1,459-acre forest boasts 13 miles of trails, ranging from easy loops to more challenging terrain. Alternatively, check out Boone Cliffs for old-growth forest and towering rock formations or Big Bone Lick State Park in Union, Kentucky—named for the fossils that were found here near the salt and mineral springs.