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blueBlack Carter Park Outer Loop

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Trail

1.8 mile 3.0 kilometer loop
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 169' 51 m
Descent: -169' -51 m
High: 776' 237 m
Low: 609' 186 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 25% (14°)

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Trail shared by Chris Davis

Good trail with wide doubletrack and some singletrack near the margins of the Little Miami River

Chris Davis

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

Family Friendly Plenty of paved, easy access trails near the barn and signs to read on the upper trails.

Open daylight hours only.

Overview

This trail winds from a wide paved path (multiple intersections on the inside loop) to doubletrack on an old roadbed to singletrack up a nice grade to rejoin the paved hiking paths.

Need to Know

Hikers can continue on past the roadbed to the south/east toward the intersection of Kings Mills Road and continue on to see the old King's Powder Factory.

Description

Start off near the "Quilt Barn" then continue past a small pond full of frogs behind the old mansion; then you branch off near the archery range to head down the hill towards the Little Miami River. On the path down, you'll discover abandoned structures such as an old milk house, and once near the river, you'll come across the remains of old industry located along the Little Miami.

Flora & Fauna

Ferns, hardwood trees of all manner, bird including at least two different kinds of woodpeckers (downy and red bellied), deer, blue heron, and numerous frogs!

History & Background

The park was once part of the larger estate belonging to the King Mansion (named after the mill owner Ahimaaz King) and has several abandoned building foundations and remains of that industry on the trails.

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May 28, 2018
Brian L
2.5mi
Apr 1, 2018
Jacob Williams
2mi
Mar 18, 2018
Nathan Duncan
Nov 4, 2017
Chris Davis
Neat park with tons of remnants of the industrial past this land represented.

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