Cincinnati Nature Center–Rowe Woods Redwing Trail
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Cincinnati Nature Center Redwing Loop
This incredible 4.1-mile hike using the Redwing Trail at the Rowe Woods has a little bit of everything. Meadows, prairies, woods and ponds will welcome you as you take in all of the incredible wildlife in the preserve. Just when you thought this scenic hike was going to be easy, you’ll have to climb hills to complete the trek. The hilltops reward you with a waterfall spilling over limestone before reaching the final ascent, which brings you back to the pristine waters of Powel Crosley Lake.
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The Redwing Trail is 2.86 miles and is rated difficult. From the Rowe Visitor Center take the Edge Trail north of Powel Crosley Lake and then follow the Whitetail Trace Trail to the Redwing Trail. Continue on the Redwing Trail until it reaches the Geology Trail. Follow the Geology Trail to return to the Visitor Center. The total distance is 4.1 miles. A map of the nature center is helpful in noting the trail connections.
Located in the Eastgate area, just east of Milford, Rowe Woods consists of 1,025 acres of fields, forest, ponds, and streams. This original Cincinnati Nature Center site boasts more than 16 miles of hiking trails for visitors to explore and enjoy. Educational programs for people of all ages take place in our outdoor classroom, teaching the interdependence and diversity of the natural environment. Visitors can easily spend an hour, a day or all four seasons exploring what Rowe Woods has to offer.
From Rowe Woods webpage
Members free with membership card. Non-member admission fees vary.
Restrooms on site.
An all-persons trail is available for the physically challenged and there are no steps to get into the main entrance of the Rowe building.