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Legal Liability

Cincinnati Hikes is simply a group of friends hiking together so we are not responsible for anything that happens out on the trail. By participating you are agreeing to all of the following: 

I fully understand that outdoor activities can be dangerous and that the dangers inherent in such activities, including but not limited to exposure to severe weather, encounters with dangerous animals, equipment failure and misuse of equipment by myself and others, could result in my suffering serious bodily injury and/or death and I HEREBY: RELEASE, WAIVE, DISCHARGE AND COVENANT Cincinnati Hikes, its Trail Leaders and/or participants in any activities and or any of the individual organizers or members of the Group, or hold them in any way responsible for any injuries, incidents or other problems to both person, property and schedule.

  • Please make sure that you are in good hiking condition before you hit the trail. Check with your doctor if you have any doubts. 

  • Verify any advice you are given before you go! You are responsible for knowing and abiding by all park rules, regulations, procedures, and conditions. 

  • Children 18 years old and younger MUST be accompanied by an adult. Yes, even to the Kids Programs. 

  • Guests are welcome as long as they have read, understand, and agree to the Legal Liability agreement. 

  • Dogs are permitted on most of our hikes, but they MUST be kept on a no more than 6 foot leash and remain under the owners control. You are required to clean up after your pet. 

  • We aren't experts. Any advice you are given by any Cincinnati Hikes member is just an opinion. Please consult trained professionals for expert advice.

  • You cannot be under the influence of any drugs or alcohol while at a Cincinnati Hikes hike. Drugs are never permitted at a Cincinnati Hikes event. If you are at a social event and there is alcohol, please drink responsibly. Don't drink and drive.

  • We take pictures on all of our group hikes and share them to our Cincinnati Hikes Facebook Group and Page, website, and Instagram. By joining in our photos you are agreeing to allow your image to be posted to those platforms. If you wish not to be included in the group pictures, please let your Trail Leader know at the start of the hike and we will try our best not to capture and post you. 

If you have any questions, please contact Cincinnati Hikes via our contact us page or email 

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