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Perimeter Loop

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  4.4 ( 7 ) Favorite

Trail

11.0 mile 17.8 kilometer loop
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,105' 337 m
Descent: -1,106' -337 m
High: 790' 241 m
Low: 565' 172 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 32% (18°)

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Trail shared by Christine Esswein

A perimeter trail around the Cincinnati Nature Center with a good amount of elevation change.

Christine Esswein

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Spring · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly Portions of the trail are family friendly, would not recommend the whole thing with children.

Daily admission fee to access the Cincinnati Nature Center.

Non member fees:

Adults: $9.00
Seniors 65+/Active Military: $6.00
Children 4-12: $4.00
Children 3 and under: Free

Overview

This fun perimeter hike features varied terrain that is made up of a mix of multiple trails throughout the nature center. There are trails through open fields, wooded areas and across hills with a few sections with stairs. This is a serene hike with wildlife and natural features such as ponds, lakes and streams.

Description

The parking lot is in the center of the ten color coded trails. There are many hiking options at the Cincinnati Nature Center for all ages, but the Perimeter Loop is a long route not suited for casual hikers.

Most of the trail winds through eastern deciduous forest but there are sections in open fields and meadows.

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Land Manager: Cincinnati Nature Center

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Sep 19, 2019
Jason Snider
Feb 10, 2019
Kevin Saffer
Oct 5, 2018
Sean Ringey
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Sep 22, 2018
Brian Sefferino
11mi
Jul 14, 2018
Allison Lehman
10.7mi
Feb 19, 2017
William Collins
Jan 15, 2017
Zachary Berrens
Nov 27, 2016
Zachary Berrens

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  4.4 from 7 votes

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Photos

Stream crossing the trail.
Mar 9, 2016 near Summerside, OH
The trail going through the wildflowers in the grasslands.
Jul 13, 2016 near Day Hei…, OH
Traveling from north to south, this is the view of the Beach memorial. Trail continues across the clearing.
Jul 13, 2016 near Day Hei…, OH
Marsh pond.
Mar 9, 2016 near Summerside, OH

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