Buttercup Valley and Parker Woods

About this Location

Buttercup Valley is located in the neighborhood of Northside in Cincinnati. It is just one of the many nature preserves the city has to offer. Attached to Buttercup Valley is Parker’s preserve which offers 2 trails: a paved trail and a woodland trail. The Parker’s Preserve trails are great for the beginning hiker or someone looking for a small walk through the woods.

Buttercup Valley offers more intense hiking for the avid nature hiker. It has some steep inclines and very wooded trails. These trails will make you forget you’re still in the city. Buttercup Valley runs from the west on Hamilton Avenue to the east on Crawford Avenue. One trail will take you to an area called the Flats which is a meadow or prairie habitat. Another trail will take you right to a clearing and to Crawford Avenue. You can see Spring Grove Cemetery.

Buttercup Valley is a beautiful piece of forest that has been untouched since its pioneer days. Some of the trees in the valley are over 200 years old! It is home to various flora and fauna. Buttercup Valley is a hiker’s dream nestled in the heart of urban neighborhoods. It is Northside’s gem.


  • Restrooms on site

  • Wheelchair accessible trail

  • Entrance fee

  • Roadside viewing

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