Cincinnati Nature Center--Rowe Woods Redwing Trail

Cincinnati Nature Center--Rowe Woods Redwing Trail

Milford, Ohio 45150

Long Branch Farm webpage
Rowe Woods webpage
Rowe Woods map

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Cincinnati Nature Center

About Cincinnati Nature Center

The Cincinnati Nature Center offers two locations in Clermont County, east of Cincinnati, for visitors to hike and explore.

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.

Long Branch Farm is open to the public during programs and events only. Long Branch Farm trails are open to members only. A gift from Neil and Camilla McElroy in 1973, this 582-acre plot of agricultural and natural land is an invaluable teaching tool located in Goshen Township, nine miles northeast of Milford. Within its scenic pastures, meadows, woodlands, and crop fields, the ecology of sustainable agriculture is nurtured and the heritage of this vulnerable land is preserved. Four miles of hiking trails wind through this unspoiled and peaceful area near Goshen. Hiking trails are open to CNC members daily.

Notable Trails

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.

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.

Content from Long Branch Farm webpage, 10 Best Hikes in Ohio (RootsRated), and Rowe Woods website