Cincinnati Hikes Resource Center
Everything Cincy Outdoors
We are dedicated to making sure that the Cincy Outdoors Community is celebrated! We put together a list of some amazing maps and local organizations that represent the very best of Cincy Nature. These are folks committed to getting folks outside safely and preserving our Nati Nature for future generations to come!
Just click on the link to visit their website and learn more!
Oh! And tell them Cincinnati Hikes sent you!
Important Information and Contacts for All Outdoorspeople
In case of any emergency always call 911
Even in cases of low or no cell service, your phone will connect to the nearest cell tower regardless of carrier.
The 10 Essentials are a collection of first aid and emergency items that can help you in the event of minor injuries, sudden weather changes, or unexpected delays. They are only the basic items you should have with you. You may need additional items depending on the activity in which you participate.
Cincinnati Hikes Map Collection
Cincinnati Hikes has attempted to create a comprehensive guide to all things Nati Nature! Our map collection contains all the free to public the local parks, paved hikes, dog parks, backpacking trails, state parks of Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana, and some campground maps as well all in one place. There are interactive maps for some lists and you'll find the links to all the parks websites as well for further research. It is located in an easy to navigate Google Drive. And it's all free! Check it out!
**AND! Our map collection is now available on the Steps App in an interactive community mapping format. Join in the fun! Rate trails, tag trail heads, and give and receive real time trail updates from community members.**
Below is just one of the interactive maps! Enjoy!
Here's a quick list of our State, County, and a few local parks. For a more complete list of parks and websites, please visit the Cincinnati Hikes Map Collection above!
Small Businesses, Non-Profits, and Organizations in Cincinnati Outdoor Community
If you have more suggestions, let us know!
Businesses, if you want to be added or you see something you'd like to be amended on your square, let me know! firstname.lastname@example.org
60 Hikes Within 60 Miles by Tammy York
Book guide that 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.2021 edition.
Aclipse Camper Vans
Aclipse Campervans rents fully equipped campervans for those who are passionate about adventures big and small. We customize our vans to fit your travel so you can hit the road hassle free. If you want to hike, climb, kayak, or just unwind for the weekend, you will have a cozy place to settle in night after night.
Boy Scouts of America, Daniel Beard Council
For more than a century, the Boy Scouts of America has helped build the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. We believe – and, through more than a century of experience, know – that helping youth is a key to building a more conscientious, responsible and productive society.
Carriage House Farm
Established in 1855, we have been single-family owned for five generations. We produce fresh vegetables, fruits, and greens, herbs, whole and milled grains, and honey. Come to our farm market, enjoy a slowly widening selection of retail options in both local and artisan, high quality food and enjoy a leisurely lunch or early dinner at Chloe’s Eatery located behind the market. You can eat at the patio, take your meal to picnic at several locations around the property, or carry out.
Note: Check out the recipes on the website
Cincinnati Cycle Club
Cincinnati Cycle Club promotes cycling as an active, healthy lifestyle by organizing and offering the largest selection of group rides, social activities and cycling support in the tri-state region.
We are an all volunteer and an all-inclusive club. We have rides for all levels. We are always accepting new members.
Cincinnati Parks Foundation
We are proud to be the official philanthropic partner of Cincinnati Parks. Our work has been mission-driven since 1995 with a commitment to supporting the conservation and enhancement of Cincinnati’s parks and greenspaces. When you invest in our most treasured public asset—our parks—you are making an impact for generations to come.
Civic Garden Center
Our mission is building community through gardening, education and environmental stewardship. Founded in 1942 out of the Victory Garden movement, we are THE place to go in Cincinnati to learn about gardening, sustainability, and horticulture. We are located at 2715 Reading Road on the former estate of Cornelius J. Hauck, Hauck Botanic Gardens.
Explorer Chicks of Cincinnati
We provide exciting itineraries to local and global destinations, a supportive adventure-loving community, uncommon experiences, and our signature SHE-nanigans. Discover your awaiting adventure— from a local day tour, a weekend road trip, or your next travel bucket list vacation of a lifetime.
Girl Scouts of Western Ohio
Girl Scouts bring their dreams to life and work together to build a better world.. Through programs from coast to coast, Girl Scouts of all backgrounds and abilities can be unapologetically themselves as they discover their strengths and rise to meet new challenges—whether they want to climb to the top of a tree or the top of their class, lace up their boots for a hike or advocate for climate justice, or make their first best friends.
Keep Cincinnati Beautiful
Through education, revitalization, and environmental initiatives, we turn people into catalysts for change in their communities. We help neighbors connect, collaborate and problem-solve through a grassroots network that spans our 52 neighborhoods. By putting passion to work, boots on the ground, and tools in our hands, we ignite a collective force for good that only continues to grow.
Little Miami Canoe Rental
Welcome to Little Miami Canoe Rental! As a family owned/operated business, We offer two scenic locations near the Cincinnati area - in Morrow and in Oregonia. Canoes, kayaks, tubes, rafts and riverside camping are available for your enjoyment. Whether you are a beginner on the river or an experienced canoeist, the scenic Little Miami River has something to offer for everyone.
Loveland Bike Rental
Loveland Bike Rental is conveniently located at the Loveland Nisbet Park trailhead of the Little Miami Scenic Bike Trail. We carry a large variety of bikes to rent. These include hybrids, single speed cruisers, child trailers, tandems, recumbents, and road bikes.
Loveland Canoe and Kayak
At Loveland Canoe & Kayak we strive to create a family friendly environment that encourages the exploration and appreciation of the Little Miami River through fun, outdoor adventures. You can kayak, solo or tandem, and leave the work to our friendly, professional staff.
You will enjoy the Little Miami River as you paddle through some of the most beautiful, natural surroundings in the Tri-State region.
Luke 5 Adventures
Using very unique pieces of equipment, we are able to take individuals living with a disability on hikes to places never before accessible to them. For those unable to cross it, forge it, climb it, or ascend it, we can make it possible. Our volunteers assist in pushing and pulling. Basically, we are "Sherpas," helping individuals achieve the impossible. We are based near Cincinnati, Ohio, but can respond to requests anywhere.
Miami Rivers Chapter of the Buckeye Trail Association
The Buckeye Trail Association is a large, strong body of volunteers who maintain and promote the trail. Though the entire route is marked, the Buckeye Trail continues to change and improve. The BTA looks for ways to move road sections off the roads, and to upgrade those off-road sections to high quality trail.
Morgan's Canoe and Outdoor Adventures
Morgan’s is a family owned, family operated, and family friendly establishment. We strive to provide your family, group or company with a clean, safe, and enjoyable outdoor experience. Whether it’s canoeing and camping with family and friends, or a river team-building program with your company, the Morgans will professionally cater to your every need.
Ohio River Recreation Trail
The Ohio River Recreation Trail connects people and communities to opportunities for adventure on and along the Ohio River. We serve to provide information on river safety, help improve public access and infrastructure, and celebrate the unique beauty and culture of the Ohio River.
RAPTOR Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of birds of prey via rehabilitation, education, research and community service. We hold the proper state and federal permits that allow us to rehabilitate over 300 birds of prey annually and deliver over 350 educational presentations each year at schools, libraries, senior centers, and other community events. We strive to cultivate respect for nature, inspire conservation action in our community, and protect raptor habitat.
Rivers Edge Outfitters Canoe and Kayak Rental
We're all about making sure you have a really fun time when you book a trip at RiversEdge Outfitters. Our trained and professional staff makes sure all of our equipment is maintained and that our facilities are clean which is why people from Columbus, Dayton, and Cincinnati continue to come back to RiversEdge year after year.
Second Chance Wildlife
The mission of Second Chance is to provide compassionate, rehabilitative care to orphaned, ill, and injured wild animals, and to advise our community on helping animals.
Each year, concerned citizens and animal services officers bring Second Chance about 3,000 distressed native wild animals for medical treatment, attentive care, and release.
Summit Trek and Travel
Looking for adventure? We plan and lead adventure trips world-wide. Come summit, trek and travel with us! Whether you are looking to join a group trip, want help planning your own adventure, need a guide for backpacking, or just want to live vicariously through photographs, we're here to help!
Cincinnati Outdoor Groups, Challenges, and Opportunities
There are ALWAYS wonderful events going on at a park near you. Remember to check the park calendars regularly! These are other ways that you can get into and enjoy nature.
These groups are in no particular order
Cincinnati is the Queen City of outdoor enthusiasts and this is our space to come together. Cincinnati Hikes is our all human inclusive community of folks who love everything about Nati Nature and all the great places and people along the trail.
This is a safe space to ask your questions, post your adventures, and join us for group explorations of all kinds! All of our events are free and open to everyone!
Cincinnati Hikes: Kids Collaborative and Events
Welcome to the Kids Collaborative! Here we celebrate the next generation of Cincinnati hikers!
Home of the Cincinnati Hikes Little Boots Hikers (8 and under) and our Trail Hawks (8 and up). They adventure often! All of the events are free and open to everyone!
Mojo Running Club
Mojo Running Club is an inclusive group of runners – from newcomers to elites – who train, race, and have fun together while providing a supportive environment to help everyone reach his/her goals.
For all the runners and walkers in the West Chester-Cincinnati area.
RSVP via Facebook
Hike for Your Health Challenge
Pick up a Hike for Your Health passport at the Rowe Visitor Center for $4 and start hiking!
After completing each trail, come back to the Visitor's Center to get an official boot stamp on your passport to earn fun incentive prizes along the way.
Then, after hiking all 17 trails at Rowe Woods and Long Branch Farm & Trails, bring your passport back to the Rowe Visitor Center to receive a Trailblazer prize.
Great Parks Walking Staff Program
The Hiking Staff Program requires that you hike seven different trails in the park district in a year. You then become eligible to purchase a wooden hiking staff for $3. Each year following, when you hike seven Great Parks’ trails, you are eligible to purchase an annual metal emblem for your hiking staff for $2 (limit one emblem per year.)
American Walkers Association
A group of like minded hiking enthusiasts. We meet regularly for Hiking Events in Tri-State Area.
The Oldest Walking Club in the USA - Established December 1916
Enjoy your visit to our site and after reading of our aim and about membership, we hope that you will join us for a walk or Hiking. Indiana, Kentucky & Ohio.
RSVP via MeetUp
Welcome to Cincinnati Hiking Meetup Group! While the title of this group indicates hikes in Cincinnati, there are a number of hikes posted at parks within 1-2 hours from Cincy as well (i.e. Red River Gorge, Clifty Falls, John Bryan, etc.) While most events will be hiking, there may be other types of events posted as well like kayaking and urban walks.
RSVP via MeetUp
Tri-State Hiking Club
The Tri-State Hiking Club of Cincinnati Ohio is a regional non-profit group dedicated to creating a community of friends who enjoy hiking. Meet other fun people who love the outdoors as much as you do! Our group meets weekly for hikes. All are welcome from beginners to experts; locals to new transplants. Come experience the outdoors with us! We hike all around the Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana area.
RSVP via MeetUp