15 Amazing Cincinnati Hikes Under 3 Miles You'll Absolutely Love
By Andrea Limke|Updated on June 21, 2022(Originally published June 16, 2022)
A Cincinnati native who has lived in Kentucky for over 10 years, Andrea's heart belongs both in the Queen City and the Bluegrass State. After earning an education degree and working in that field for a number of years, Andrea began to pursue her passion for writing over 6 years ago. Since then she has written for a number of print and online publications, as well as published a children's book.
The Queen City is filled with bustling neighborhoods, historic buildings, and towering skyscrapers, but there are also plenty of spots to get away and escape the city/suburban life, as you’ll soon see with this list of the best hikes in Cincinnati. This list of trails within and around our city are all under three miles, are rated easy to moderate, and all of them provide a relaxing way to get some fresh air and enjoy the natural beauty of the Queen City. Take a look and see how many of these best hikes in Cincinnati you can cross off your hiking list!
How many of these Cincy hikes have you tried? Did we miss any of your favorites? What are your picks for the best hikes in Cincinnati? Share with us in the comments so we know what to check out next!
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What are the best waterfall hikes in Cincinnati?
There are some pretty fantastic falls to chase in and around the Queen City, and we share some of our absolute favorite waterfall hikes in Cincinnati in this article. We may not have any major falls within our city limits, but there are some pretty spectacular ones close to the Queen City. In fact, seven of the best waterfalls near Cincinnati are all within an easy three-hour drive! They are totally worth the chase and you’ll want to keep these nearby natural wonders on your road trip radar!
Some of our top waterfall trails are the Upper Falls at Old Man's Cave in Hocking Hills (you could spend days waterfall chasing in this beautiful state park, located just two hours east of Cincinnati!); Cumberland Falls in Corbin, Kentucky, which is home to the world-famous moonbow!; and the waterfall trek to Charleston Falls Preserve in Miami County, Ohio.