Backpacker Magazine Cincinnati, OH: Waterfall Circuit 

String several wooded paths and waterfalls together on this 3.5-mile dayhike located only minutes from downtown.

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Author: Backpacker Magazine
Date: 9 Jan 2008 11:59:42 PM
Activity: Hiking
State: Ohio (OH)
Distance: 3.54 mi  (Change units)
Survey Elevation: Total Gain: 652 ft
Total Loss: 652 ft
Net Change: 0 ft
Difficulty: 5 / 10
Tags: Cincinnati, Ohio, Waterfall Hikes
Rating:   3 rating(s) Rate it


TO TRAILHEAD: From the corner of Reading Rd. and Seymour Ave., head N on Reading Rd. In .6 mi., turn R onto Section Rd. In 1.5 mi., turn L into French Park and park in main lot.

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Distance: 3.54 mi Points: 583
Total Time: none Speed: 0.0 mph Pace: 0:00 / mi
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Waterall Circuit Track

Points of Interest


Location: 39.196609, -84.428490
Bear L @ trail post marked B/D. Wide trail ascends grassy area


Location: 39.199741, -84.429802
Continue R @ Y-jct. with gravel roadway


Location: 39.202599, -84.424217
Bear L @ post marker onto B trail; walk through thick undergrowth along the narrow trail


Location: 39.200890, -84.418648
Turn L, descending E towards footbridge


Location: 39.201080, -84.417931
Turn R heading S


Location: 39.196991, -84.419182
Continue straight @ 3-way. Optional side trail leads a few 100 ft. to a fabulous picnic shelter with long views of the sunset


Location: 39.195690, -84.424957
Trail descends to parking lot. From here, cross field (heading W) and pickup Trail A that starts on N side of park road. Head uphill


Location: 39.197369, -84.427612
Cross road, bearing slightly R. Two options: Go L and return to car. Or, hike N on Creek Trail (marked as Trail A) to add an extra 1.5 mi.


Location: 39.199718, -84.422287
Pass several waterfalls—you’ll hear more cascades than you'll see on this mostly wooded trail. Cross creekbed several times


Location: 39.200359, -84.418419
Bear L @ next two 3-ways


Location: 39.201359, -84.424812
Turn L @ T; gradual descent to roadway and parking area


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