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Miami Whitewater Forest Oakleaf Trail
Miami Whitewater Forest
Listen for the distinct "kee-aah" call repeating as you embark though the territory of one of our woodland watchers, the red-shouldered hawk. Whether she cries out from a tree branch or while soaring above, that call means you have been spotted! You may even notice this bird following you around the trail to investigate your presence in her sanctum.
How many different kinds of trees can you spot? Even an avid hiker will be impressed with variety of trees along this trail. From the smooth, soft bark of the beech tree to the distinctly blocky bark of the rarely seen persimmon, this forest hosts much more than the oak trees implied by its’s name.
Does it taste like a papaya, banana, mango or pineapple? Though many might not agree on what it tastes like, we can all agree the pawpaw is delicious. The fruit of this native tree has been a staple in the diet of Buckeyes for hundreds of years. Good luck getting to them before the animals do!
Exercising outdoors is one of the best ways to start a fitness routine that’s actually fun. We’re fortunate to live in a region rich in wonderful walking paths and hiking trails.
Great Cincy Strides is a regional movement to discover new trails while getting fit outdoors. Track your miles and your progress towards personal goals, find events to join up with walkers and discover new trails and walking routes to try. A new journey begins with just one step.
A valid Great Parks' Motor Vehicle Permit is required to enter the parks. Buy online
Armleder and Fernbank Parks are cooperative ventures with the Cincinnati Park Board; a Motor Vehicle Permit is not required.