Cincinnati, OH: Waterfall Circuit

String several wooded paths and waterfalls together on this 3.5-mile dayhike located only minutes from downtown.
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String several wooded paths and waterfalls together on this 3.5-mile dayhike located only minutes from downtown.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 5.7

Waypoints

WCT001

Location: 39.1966094970703, -84.4284896850586

Bear L @ trail post marked B/D. Wide trail ascends grassy area

WCT002

Location: 39.1997413635254, -84.429801940918

Continue R @ Y-jct. with gravel roadway

WCT003

Location: 39.2025985717773, -84.4242172241211

Bear L @ post marker onto B trail; walk through thick undergrowth along the narrow trail

WCT004

Location: 39.2008895874023, -84.4186477661133

Turn L, descending E towards footbridge

WCT005

Location: 39.2010803222656, -84.4179306030274

Turn R heading S

WCT006

Location: 39.1969909667969, -84.4191818237305

Continue straight @ 3-way. Optional side trail leads a few 100 ft. to a fabulous picnic shelter with long views of the sunset

WCT007

Location: 39.1956901550293, -84.4249572753906

Trail descends to parking lot. From here, cross field (heading W) and pickup Trail A that starts on N side of park road. Head uphill

WCT008

Location: 39.1973686218262, -84.4276123046875

Cross road, bearing slightly R. Two options: Go L and return to car. Or, hike N on Creek Trail (marked as Trail A) to add an extra 1.5 mi.

WCT009

Location: 39.1997184753418, -84.4222869873047

Pass several waterfalls—you’ll hear more cascades than you'll see on this mostly wooded trail. Cross creekbed several times

WCT010

Location: 39.2003593444824, -84.4184188842774

Bear L @ next two 3-ways

WCT011

Location: 39.201358795166, -84.4248123168945

Turn L @ T; gradual descent to roadway and parking area