Hamilton County Parks & Nature Preserves

The following list of parks and preserves includes those managed by federal, state, county, and non-governmental agencies (such as the National Audubon Society, the Nature Conservancy, various historical societies, etc.).

We have tried to collect information on the activities and facilities available at various parks, but things may change without us knowing about it. So please double-check the information at the official site.


Alms Park (Metro Park)
  • Official Site
  • Trail Map
  • Location:
    • 710 Alms Park Lane, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226
    • GPS coordinates: 39.114246, -84.428995
    • View on Google Maps
  • 94 acres in all
  • Facilities:
    • Restroom facilities
  • Miscellaneous info: Park on hill overlooking juncture of the Little Miami River and the Ohio River
Annwood Park (Metro Park)
  • Official Site
  • Location:
    • 1900 Madison Rd., Cincinnati, Ohio 45231
    • GPS coordinates: 39.22924, -84.553298
    • View on Google Maps
  • About 2 acres in all
  • Miscellaneous info: A very small wooded park, basically just for sitting on park benches and enjoying the setting.
Ault Park (Metro Park)
  • Official Site
  • Trail Map
  • 224 acres in all
  • Miscellaneous info: One of the best parks in Cincinnati to observe the geology of the area. The park includes nature trails.
Avoca Park (County Conservation Area)
  • Location:
    • 8063 Wooster Pike, Cincinnati, Ohio 45227
  • Facilities:
    • Permit only
  • Miscellaneous info: Please contact the Rangers at (513) 521-3980 to schedule a visit.
Bettman Nature Preserve (Metro Park)
  • Location:
    • 2 Beech Lane, Cincinnati, Ohio 45208
    • GPS coordinates: 39.136119, -84.458699
    • View on Google Maps
  • About 3 acres in all
  • Facilities:
    • Nature center
Buttercup Valley (Metro Park)
  • Official Site
  • Trail Map
  • Location:
    • 1558 Stanford Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio
    • GPS coordinates: 39.174422, -84.540762
    • View on Google Maps
  • Miscellaneous info: Steep, wooded trails that will make you forget that you are in the city. The woods have been untouched since pioneer days, so some trees are over 200 years old. The official site says that it is a “hiker’s dream nestled in the heart of urban neighborhoods”.
Caldwell Nature Preserve (Metro Park)
  • Official Site
  • Trail Map
  • Location:
    • 400 West North Bend Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45224
    • GPS coordinates: 39.201427, -84.492353
    • View on Google Maps
  • 3.5 miles of nature trails
  • Facilities:
    • Restroom facilities
    • Handicap accessible
    • Nature center
California Woods Nature Preserve (Metro Park)
  • Official Site
  • Trail Map
  • 113 acres in all
  • Unspecified mileage of nature trails
  • Prohibited activities:
    • Dogs not permitted
  • Facilities:
    • Nature center
  • Miscellaneous info: Next door to the Magrish Preserve, which is an important birding area.
Campbell Lake Preserve (County Preserve)
  • Official Site
  • Map for Fishing
  • Location:
    • 10431 Campbell Road, Harrison, Ohio 45030
  • 183 acres in all
  • Supported activities:
    • Fishing
    • Bringing your dog
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden (Zoo / Botanical Garden)
  • Official Site
  • Location:
    • 3400 Vine St., Cincinnati, Ohio 45220
  • 65 acres in all
Daniel Drake Park (Metro Park)
  • Official Site
  • Trail Map
  • Location:
    • 5800 Red Bank Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45213
    • GPS coordinates: 39.177982, -84.401278
    • View on Google Maps
  • 66 acres in all
  • Miscellaneous info: Shelter constructed on beautiful overlook; park also has a walking path.
Embshoff Woods (County Park)
  • Official Site
  • Trail Map
  • Location:
    • 4050 Paul Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45238
  • 333 acres in all
  • 1 miles of total trail
  • Supported activities:
    • Bringing your dog
Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve (County Preserve)
  • Official Site
  • Park Map
  • Location:
    • 3455 Poole Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45239
  • 22 acres in all
  • 0.6 miles of total trail
  • Supported activities:
    • Bringing your dog
Fernbank Park (County Park)
  • Official Site
  • Trail Map
  • Location:
    • 50 Thornton Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45233
  • 58 acres in all
  • 2.2 miles of total trail
  • Supported activities:
    • Fishing
    • Bringing your dog
Francis RecreAcres (County Park)
  • Official Site
  • Location:
    • 11982 Conrey Road, Sharonville, Ohio 45249
French Park (Metro Park)
  • Official Site
  • Location:
    • 3012 Section Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45237
    • GPS coordinates: 39.20346, -84.425483
    • View on Google Maps
  • 275 acres in all
  • Miscellaneous info: The miles of hiking trail include both meadows and wooded hills. The park offers a distant view of Cincinnati skyline.
Glenwood Gardens (County Park)
  • Official Site
  • Trail Map
  • Location:
    • 10397 Springfield Pike, Cincinnati, Ohio 45215
  • 335 acres in all
  • 2.6 miles of total trail
  • Supported activities:
    • Bringing your dog
Greenbelt (State Nature Preserve)
Kroger Hills (County Conservation Area)
  • Official Site
  • Location:
    • 8529 Wooster Pike, Cincinnati, Ohio 45227
  • 217 acres in all
  • Facilities:
    • Permit only
  • Miscellaneous info: Please contact the Rangers at (513) 521-3980 to schedule a visit.
Krohn Conservatory (Botanical Garden)
  • Official Site
  • Location:
    • 1501 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
  • Facilities:
    • Restroom facilities
LaBoiteaux Woods (Metro Park)
  • Official Site
  • Location:
    • 5400 Lanius Ln., Cincinnati, Ohio 45224
    • GPS coordinates: 39.188909, -84.543467
    • View on Google Maps
  • greater than 2 miles of hiking trail
  • Facilities:
    • Restroom facilities
    • Nature center
  • Miscellaneous info: Mix of woodland and green space. Lots of wildlife and wildflowers.
Lake Isabella (County Park)
  • Official Site
  • Park Map
  • Location:
    • 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Loveland, Ohio 45140
  • 77 acres in all
  • Supported activities:
    • Fishing
Little Miami (State Park & Bike Path)
  • Official Site
  • Park Map
  • Brochure
  • 50 miles of paved, multi-use trail
  • Supported activities:
    • Fishing
    • Cross-country skiing
    • Bringing your dog
    • Paddling
  • Facilities:
    • Restroom facilities
Miami Whitewater Forest (County Park)
  • Official Site
  • Park Map
  • Miami Whitewater Forest Golf Course
  • Location:
    • 9001 Mt. Hope Road, Harrison, Ohio 45030
  • 4,345 acres in all
  • Trail information:
    • 15.1 miles of bridle trails
    • 4.5 miles of nature trails
    • 7.8 miles of shared-use trail
    • 1.4 miles of fitness trail
  • Supported activities:
    • Fishing
    • Camping
    • Horseback riding
    • Bringing your dog
  • Facilities:
    • Golf course
    • Disc golf course
    • Dog park
  • Miscellaneous info: bike path
Mitchell Memorial Forest (County Park)
  • Official Site
  • Trail Map
  • Location:
    • 5401 Zion Road, Cleves, Ohio 45002
  • 1,473 acre in all
  • Trail information:
    • 1 miles of nature trail
    • 8 miles of mountain biking trail
  • Supported activities:
    • Fishing
    • Bringing your dog
  • Facilities:
    • Restroom facilities
  • Miscellaneous info: Pets prohibited on the mountain biking trail. There is a reservable youth camp.
Mount Airy Arboretum (Botanical Garden)
  • Official Site
  • 120 acres in all
  • Facilities:
    • Restroom facilities
  • Miscellaneous info: Located in Mt. Airy Forest
Mt. Airy Forest (Metro Park)
  • Official Site
  • Trail Map
  • Location:
    • 5083 Colerain Ave, Cincinnati, Ohio 45223
    • GPS coordinates: 39.179795, -84.565848
    • View on Google Maps
  • 1,459 acre in all
  • less than 13 miles of hiking trail
  • Supported activities:
    • Horseback riding
    • Bringing your dog
  • Facilities:
    • Restroom facilities
    • Handicap accessible
Mt. Echo Park (Metro Park)
  • Official Site
  • Location:
    • 202 Crestline Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
    • GPS coordinates: 39.093432, -84.566844
    • View on Google Maps
  • 84 acres in all
  • Facilities:
    • Restroom facilities
  • Miscellaneous info: The park includes hiking trails, steep wooded hills and one of the most dramatic views of the city.
Newberry Wildlife Sanctuary (County Conservation Area)
  • Official Site
  • Location:
    • 5300 Sheits Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45252
  • 100 acres in all
  • Facilities:
    • Permit only
  • Miscellaneous info: Please contact the Rangers at (513) 521-3980 to schedule a visit.
Oak Glen Nature Preserve (County Conservation Area)
  • Official Site
  • Location:
    • 7584 Thompson Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45247
  • 294 acres in all
  • Facilities:
    • Permit only
  • Miscellaneous info: Please contact the Rangers at (513) 521-3980 to schedule a visit.
Otto Armleder Memorial Park (County Park)
  • Official Site
  • Park Map
  • Location:
    • 5057 Wooster Pike, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226
    • GPS coordinates: 39.121163, -84.404547
    • View on Google Maps
  • 305 acres in all
  • 2.9 miles of total trail
  • Supported activities:
    • Bringing your dog
    • Paddling
  • Miscellaneous info: The park’s trails connect with the 5-mile Lunken Airfield loop. There is canoe-access to the Little Miami River.
Rapid Run Park (Metro Park)
  • Official Site
  • Location:
    • 4450 Rapid Run Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45238
  • About 50 acres in all
  • less than 1 miles of hiking trail
  • Facilities:
    • Restroom facilities
Richardson Forest Preserve (County Conservation Area)
  • Official Site
  • Location:
    • 4000 West Kemper Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45251
  • 393 acres in all
  • Facilities:
    • Permit only
  • Miscellaneous info: Please contact the Rangers at (513) 521-3980 to schedule a visit.
Sharon Woods (County Park)
  • Official Site
  • Park Map
  • Heritage Village Museum
  • Location:
    • 11450 Lebanon Rd., Cincinnati, Ohio 45241
  • 730 acres in all
  • 4.3 miles of total trail
  • Supported activities:
    • Paddling
  • Facilities:
    • Golf course
  • Miscellaneous info: Heritage Village Museum consists of 13 historic buildings that have been preserved to recreate a community out of the 1800s.
Sharon Woods Gorge (State Nature Preserve)
  • Official Site
  • Location:
    • 11450 Lebanon Rd., Cincinnati, Ohio 45241
    • GPS coordinates: 39.281667, -84.388383
  • 21 acres in all
  • Miscellaneous info: Limestone gorge with fossil bearing cliffs. Owned and managed by Hamilton County, which has a larger county park (also known as Sharon Woods) that envelops this nature preserve.
Shawnee Lookout (County Park)
  • Official Site
  • Trail Map
  • Shawnee Lookout Golf Course
  • Location:
    • 2008 Lawrenceberg Road, North Bend, Ohio 45052
    • GPS coordinates: 39.1317481, -84.7994677
    • View on Google Maps
  • 2,430 acres in all
  • Trail information:
    • 4.7 miles of nature trails
    • 3.75 miles of the Golf Course Trail is open to walkers during the winter
  • Facilities:
    • Restroom facilities
    • Golf course
  • Miscellaneous info: Park includes Native American Earthworks, a historic school house, and a log cabin. Along the Little Miami River seasonally flooded riverbanks provide a habitat for migrating waterfowl. An additional 914 acres of wetland are adjacent to the park. A variety of wildlife make a home in the park and adjoining wetland.
Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum (Cemetery & Botanical Garden)
  • Official Site
  • Location:
    • 4521 Spring Grove Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 733 acres in all
  • Facilities:
    • Restroom facilities
  • Miscellaneous info: Non-profit garden cemetery and arboretum.
Stanbery Park (Metro Park)
  • Official Site
  • Trail Map
  • Location:
    • 2221 Oxford Ave, Cincinnati, Ohio 45230
    • GPS coordinates: 39.098827, -84.393039
    • View on Google Maps
  • 125 acres in all
  • Supported activities:
    • Sledding
  • Facilities:
    • Restroom facilities
  • Miscellaneous info: One of Cincinnati’s most extensive hiking trail system; also one of the area’s best sledding areas.
Stanley M. Rowe Arboretum (Botanical Garden)
  • Official Site
  • Location:
    • 4600 Muchmore Road, Indian Hill, Ohio 45243
  • 9 acres in all
  • Facilities:
    • Restroom facilities
Trillium Trails (State Nature Preserve)
  • Official Site
  • 22 acres in all
  • Facilities:
    • Permit only
  • Miscellaneous info: Contact Hamilton County Park District for information
Triple Creek (County Park)
  • Official Site
  • Park Map
  • Location:
    • 2700 Buell Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45251
  • 177 acres in all
  • 0.8 miles of total trail
  • Supported activities:
    • Fishing
Warder–Perkins (State Nature Preserve)
Winton Woods (County Park)
  • Official Site
  • Park Map
  • Meadow Links & Golf Academy
  • Park entrance:
    • 10245 Winton Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45231
  • Meadow Links and Golf Academy:
    • 10999 Mill Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45240
    • GPS coordinates: 39.6980974, -84.8459071
    • View on Google Maps
  • 2,555 acres in all
  • Trail information:
    • 2.6 miles of paved, multi-use trails
    • 1.1 miles of Parcours fitness trail
    • 1.95 miles of nature trails
    • greater than 2.6 miles of bridle trail
  • Supported activities:
    • Fishing
    • Camping
    • Horseback riding
    • Paddling
  • Facilities:
    • Golf course
    • Disc golf course
  • Miscellaneous info: Boating and boat rental facility; this park also features the Winton Woods Riding Center where people can learn horseback riding.
Withrow Nature Preserve (County Preserve)
  • Official Site
  • Park Map
  • Location:
    • 7075 Five Mile Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45230
  • 270 acres in all
  • 2 miles of total trail
  • Supported activities:
    • Bringing your dog
  • Facilities:
    • Restroom facilities
Woodland Mound (County Park)
  • Official Site
  • Trail Map
  • Location:
    • 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45255
  • 1,067 acre in all
  • 2.3 miles of total trail
  • Supported activities:
    • Camping
    • Bringing your dog
  • Facilities:
    • Golf course
    • Disc golf course
    • Visitor center
  • Miscellaneous info: Boating, boat launch

Last Update: Jun 19, 2018






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