Follow This Abandoned Railroad Trail For One Of The Most Unique Hikes In Ohio
By April Dray|Published March 28, 2022
April is the Ohio staff writer for Only in Your State. She is an Ohio native with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. With more than 10 years of writing experience and a background in news reporting for Ohio newspapers, she's published pieces in multiple print and online publications. When she's not on deadline or chasing after her toddler, she's hunting for hidden gems in Ohio or getting lost in a good book.
Abandoned places are downright fascinating. Wouldn’t you agree? There’s something magical about stumbling upon a railroad from years past in the middle of a forest—and that’s exactly what you can experience along one beautiful hiking trail in Ohio. The Valley Trail at Ault Park in Cincinnati features an abandoned railroad bridge from the late 1800s, and it’s a short trek out-and-back. We say that’s what makes this one of the best hikes in Cincinnati. Take a look at this scenic trail through the forest: