Burnet Woods

About this Location

This 90-acre park near the University of Cincinnati sports hiking trails, a fishing lake, a historic bandstand, playgrounds, shelters, picnic areas, and a disc golf course. The Audubon Society named the park an Important Birding Area.

The park’s Trailside Nature Center, located next to the lake, has a nature library, crafts room, meeting space, exhibits, and the Wolff Planetarium, which is the oldest planetarium west of the Allegheny Mountains. Twenty people can sit under its intimate dome to view the stars in all seasons and all latitudes. The planetarium may also be reserved for private functions or school groups.

Notable Trails

Burnet Woods Trails
While the trails at Burnet Woods are not long, they can be packed with birds. Burnet Woods has been designated as an Audubon Important Bird Area because it is an urban migrant trap.

The Warbler Trail is south of Burnet Woods Drive. It is a short out and back trail in the woods.

The Barred Owl Trail is north of Burnet Woods Drive. It loops around and connects to the Bandstand and the Nature Center.


  • Restrooms on site

  • Wheelchair accessible trail

  • Entrance fee

  • Roadside viewing

Content from Burnet Woods webpage