Cincinnati: Caesar Creek Loop

String together two loops on this 8.3-miler along the streams and young woodlands near Caesar Creek Lake--a 2,830-acre reservoir.
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String together two loops on this 8.3-miler along the streams and young woodlands near Caesar Creek Lake--a 2,830-acre reservoir.

Mapped by Trent Walters

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 13.1

Waypoints

CCL001

Location: 39.5140228271484, -83.9896011352539

Hike or mountain bike down gravel hill and pick up the red trail

CCL002

Location: 39.5146484375, -83.9877243041992

Switchback up then veer L, staying on red trail

CCL003

Location: 39.5170402526856, -83.9859924316406

Trail descends, then climbs up a bowl. Turn L @ next intersection

CCL004

Location: 39.5115814208984, -83.9792785644531

L again

CCL005

Location: 39.5119094848633, -83.9781341552734

Veer L and descend Harveysburg Hill (caution: steep!). At the bottom, stay R along Trace Run

CCL006

Location: 39.5107917785644, -83.9766082763672

Cross streambed then swing L onto the blue trail. Ahead: Nice views of the lake, plus some steep climbs

CCL007

Location: 39.5225982666016, -83.9777526855469

Travel the edge of Caesar Creek to Ward Rd. parking area. Cross parking area and hop on the black trail

CCL008

Location: 39.5206642150879, -83.9727783203125

Drop down steep hill, then take a sharp R and head uphill again. If you cross a small stream, you've missed the turn

CCL009

Location: 39.5141410827637, -83.9717712402344

Turn L onto paved Ward Rd. for .25 mi. You're back on the blue trail again

CCL010

Location: 39.512523651123, -83.9681625366211

Turn R (blue markers)

CCL011

Location: 39.5097122192383, -83.9711990356445

Stay straight, meander along Trace Run, and close loop @ WPT 6. Turn L and climb Harveysburg Hill again. Ahead: Turn L onto red trail @ WPT 5

CCL012

Location: 39.5140953063965, -83.9867095947266

Veer L and finish second loop @ Harveysburg Rd. trailhead