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6 Beautiful Fall Hiking Spots

Discover six beautiful hiking spots for a perfect fall hike!

The air is brisk, the leaves begin to change, and it's a gorgeous time to be outdoors. Fall is one of the best seasons to go for a walk, explore nature, or head out on a hike. If you're looking for some of the best places to get fresh air and experience some beautiful scenery, the six spots below are just for you. 

1. Rentschler Forest  

5701 Reigart Road | Fairfield, OH

Free to Butler County Residents | Non-Residents $5/daily

Hiking in Rentschler Forest, Ohio

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This picturesque park offers over 400 acres of hiking trails, views of the Great Miami River, remnants of the old Miami-Erie Canal, a prehistoric Indian earthwork, a reconstructed wetland, and ample opportunities to for all kinds of outdoor activity. Its a beautiful place for a day hike— especially when covered in fall foliage. 

2. Bull's Run Nature Sanctuary & Arboretum

3909 Rosedale Road | Middletown, OH

Free to Butler County Residents & Non-Residents

Hiking at Bull's Run Arboretum, Ohio

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Experience nature at Middletown's city park and wildlife sanctuary. The area was used as a grazing pasture for bulls in the mid-1800s, hence the park's name. It's a gorgeous place to visit in the fall; you can walk through the botanical garden, hike along Bull's Run creek, or utilize the wildlife and bird-feeding stations.   

3. Governor Bebb MetroPark

1979 Bebb Park Lane | Okeana, OH

Free to Butler County Residents | Non-Residents $8/daily

Hiking in Governor Bebb Park, Ohio

Combine hiking with some historical flair with 262 acres of woods, meadows, fields, and streams at Governor Bebb. Visitors can find a number of hiking trails, a reconstructed Pioneer village, covered bridge, and creeking areas. 

4. Keehner Park

7411 Barret Road | West Chester, OH

Free to Butler County Residents & Non-Residents

Hiking in Keehner Park, West Chester Ohio

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Known for its community events, like summer concerts and outdoor performances, Keehner Park is also home to some easy to moderate nature trails. Nestled along the east fork of the Mill Creek, the park offers a variety of creekside and wooded trails that are perfect for kids, families, or seasoned hikers.  

5. Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park

1763 Hamilton Cleves Road | Hamilton, OH

Adults $8  | Children (6 – 12) $3 | Children (5 and under) Free

Hiking at Pyramid Hill, Ohio

Explore over 300 acres of valleys, hills and ponds throughout this gorgeous sculpture park. Alongside 80+ monumental sculptures, Pyramid Hill also offers easy nature walks, an 1820s pioneer house, and an Ancient Sculpture Museum.  

6. Black Covered Bridge

5401 Corso Road | Oxford, OH

Free to Butler County Residents & Non-Residents

Black Covered Bridge, Ohio

Recognized as one of Ohio's longest and most impressive of covered bridges, the Black Covered Bridge also features a paved trail that is great for a peaceful walk in the fall. Admire the bridge's unique construction, as well as its surrounding nature along Four Mile Creek.

 

For more fun things this season, see our Fall Activity Guide!

 

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