Cincinnati: E Trail

This 8.4-mile out-and-back--just 10 minutes from downtown--connects a handful of wooded hills and stream-carved valleys in Mt. Airy Forest.
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This 8.4-mile out-and-back--just 10 minutes from downtown--connects a handful of wooded hills and stream-carved valleys in Mt. Airy Forest.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 6.8

Waypoints

MAF001

Location: 39.1570129394531, -84.5887680053711

Look for signs marked "E Start"; hike an old roadbed along McFarlan Ridge; sharp descent into McFarlan Creek. Warning: Sharp canyons and dense forests hinder GPS reception

MAF002

Location: 39.1591148376465, -84.5822830200195

Turn L where McFarlan Creek meets Fir Creek, then ascend Fir Ridge

MAF003

Location: 39.1585845947266, -84.5910110473633

Follow the bridle trail to Remle Ravine

MAF004

Location: 39.1599006652832, -84.5930557250976

Veer R @ high point and take steep descent

MAF005

Location: 39.1622352600098, -84.5916519165039

From Fir Creek ascend to the ridge

MAF006

Location: 39.1627044677734, -84.588134765625

Nice spot for lunch; 2 picnic tables surrounded by woods

MAF007

Location: 39.1641387939453, -84.5819473266602

Follow blazes up Meadow Ridge, then descend into Maple Ravine; great place to scout out wildflowers

MAF008

Location: 39.1658363342285, -84.581657409668

Leave trail and follow service road to Diehl Rd.

MAF009

Location: 39.1679000854492, -84.5863037109375

Diehl Rd. dead-ends; turn R onto Shepherd Creek Rd., follow it under I-74, then look for trail marker on E side of road

MAF010

Location: 39.1705055236816, -84.5817794799805

Back in the woods; descend switchbacks to West Fork Creek

MAF011

Location: 39.163402557373, -84.5725326538086

Turn L on West Fork Rd.

MAF012

Location: 39.1677589416504, -84.573616027832

End @ Cedar Trailhead and picnic area or backtrack to car