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60 hikes within 60 miles, Cincinnati : including Southwest Ohio, Southeast Indiana, and Northern Kentucky
2014
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"60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Cincinnati covers the best and oftentimes little-known hiking destinations within 60 miles of the greater Cincinnati area. The hikes were selected based on family friendliness, scenery, and history. Many of the hikes fall between 3 to 5 miles in length, providing parents with a relaxing and revitalizing hike that even little ones can enjoy. Author Tammy York hiked most of the trails with her two young daughters. 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Cincinnati was created with other parents and newbie hikers in mind, yet it provides plenty of challenging hikes for skilled outdoor adventurers. Trails in this guide cover Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky, and range from easy to difficult. "-- - (Baker & Taylor)

It's Time to Take a Hike in Cincinnati!

60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Cincinnati covers the best and oftentimes little-known hiking destinations within 60 miles of the greater Cincinnati area. The hikes were selected based on family friendliness, scenery, and history. Many of the hikes fall between 3 to 5 miles in length, providing parents with a relaxing and revitalizing hike that even little ones can enjoy. Author Tamara York hiked most of the trails with her two young daughters. 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Cincinnati was created with other parents and newbie hikers in mind, yet it provides plenty of challenging hikes for skilled outdoor adventurers. Trails in this guide cover southwest Ohio, southeast Indiana, and northern Kentucky, and range from easy to difficult.

- (Perseus Publishing)

This guide to 60 of the best hikes around Cincinnati leads you to beautiful scenery and wildlife in the tri-state area. - (Perseus Publishing)

Author Biography

Tamara York grew up exploring the woods near her grandparents' home outside of Connersville, Indiana. A seasoned naturalist with more than 22 years of field experience, she lives in Cincinnati. - (Perseus Publishing)

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Think you have seen everything that Cincinnati has to offer? 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Cincinnati may show you otherwise. With new hikes and updated maps, author Tamara York highlights hiking destinations within 60 miles of the greater Cincinnati area - from the most popular to the the least well-known.

With this updated guide, hikers will discover many of the local hidden hiking treasures that are in or around Cincinnati. Trails in the guide span Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky, offering incredible views, ample wildlife and wildflowers, and a chance to enjoy the simple pleasure of nature.

While 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Cincinnati was created with other parents and newbie hikers in mind, York also features many challenging hikes for skilled hikers. The guide offers key information like:
• Hike time and distance
• Difficulty level and hike configuration
• Average trail traffic
• Completely updated maps, GPS coordinates, and park details
• Categories and an at-a-glance rating system for interests such as kid-friendliness, scenery, waterfalls, wildlife, public transit, and more
- (Perseus Publishing)

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Table of Contents

Overview Map
Overview-Map Key i
Acknowledgments viii
Foreword x
Preface xi
60 Hikes by Category xvi
Introduction 1(15)
Ohio
16(128)
1 Adams Lake State Park and Adams Lake Prairie State Nature Preserve
18(5)
2 Beaver Creek Wildlife Area: Siebenthaler Fen
23(5)
3 Buzzardroost Rock Preserve
28(5)
4 Caesar Creek Gorge State Nature Preserve: Gorge Loop Trail
33(5)
5 Chaparral Prairie State Nature Preserve
38(5)
6 Chilo Lock 34 Park and Crooked Run Nature Preserve
43(6)
7 Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve
49(6)
8 Cox Arboretum MetroPark
55(5)
9 East Fork State Park: South Trail
60(5)
10 Edge of Appalachia Preserve: The Wilderness Trail
65(5)
11 Fernald Preserve
70(6)
12 Fort Ancient State Memorial
76(6)
13 Germantown MetroPark
82(5)
14 Gilmore MetroPark
87(5)
15 Governor Bebb MetroPark and Pioneer Village
92(5)
16 Hueston Woods State Park
97(5)
17 John Bryan State Park
102(5)
18 Miami University Natural Areas
107(5)
19 Miami Whitewater Forest: Shaker Trace Outer Loop
112(5)
20 Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum
117(5)
21 Spring Valley Wildlife Area
122(5)
22 Stonelick State Park
127(5)
23 Sugarcreek MetroPark
132(6)
24 Withrow Nature Preserve
138(6)
Cincinnati
144(64)
25 Ault Park
146(5)
26 Buttercup Valley Preserve and Parkers Woods
151(6)
27 Caldwell Preserve
157(5)
28 California Woods Nature Preserve
162(5)
29 Cincinnati Nature Center's Rowe Woods
167(6)
30 Eden Park
173(5)
31 Mount Airy Forest: Furnas, Twin Bridge, Beechwood, Red Oak, and Ponderosa
178(6)
32 Mount Airy Forest: West Fork Road, Diehl Ridge, and Elm Ravine
184(4)
33 Sharon Woods
188(5)
34 Shawnee Lookout
193(5)
35 Spring Grove Cemetery
198(6)
36 Winton Woods
204(4)
Indiana
208(72)
37 Clifty Falls State Park and Clifty Canyon Nature Preserve
210(5)
38 Hardy Lake State Recreation Area
215(5)
39 Hayes Arboretum
220(5)
40 Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary
225(5)
41 Mounds State Recreation Area
230(5)
42 Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge: Chestnut Ridge Trail
235(5)
43 Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge: Hunt-Richart Lake Trail
240(4)
44 Muscatatuck Park
244(5)
45 Pennywort Cliffs Preserve
249(4)
46 Selmier State Forest
253(5)
47 Shrader-Weaver Nature Preserve
258(5)
48 Versailles State Park
263(5)
49 Whitewater Gorge: Cardinal Greenway
268(5)
50 Whitewater Memorial State Park
273(7)
Kentucky
280(54)
51 Big Bone Lick State Historic Site
282(5)
52 Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park
287(5)
53 Boone Cliffs State Nature Preserve
292(5)
54 Curtis Gates Lloyd Wildlife Management Area
297(6)
55 Dinsmore Homestead and Dinsmore Woods State Nature Preserve
303(5)
56 Fort Thomas Landmark Tree Trail
308(5)
57 General Butler State Resort Park
313(5)
58 Kincaid Lake State Park
318(5)
59 Middle Creek Park
323(5)
60 Quiet Trails State Nature Preserve
328(6)
Appendixes and Index
334(5)
Appendix A Outdoor Shops
334(1)
Appendix B Hiking Clubs
335(1)
Appendix C Hiking with Children and Outdoor Programs
336(3)
Index 339(6)
About the Author 345
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