Winter Hikes at Great Parks

  • January 08, 2022
  • February 05, 2022
  • 5 sessions
  • January 08, 2022, 10:00 AM (EST)
  • January 15, 2022, 10:00 AM (EST)
  • January 22, 2022, 10:00 AM (EST)
  • January 29, 2022, 10:00 AM (EST)
  • February 05, 2022, 10:00 AM (EST)
  • Multiple Locations

Organization: Great Parks of Hamilton County

Winter Hikes at Great Parks Offer a Chance to See Landscapes Transformed

Great Parks of Hamilton County has scheduled five challenging winter hikes in different parks throughout the county this winter, offering a chance for hikers to see beautiful winter landscapes that are only visible this time of year. The Winter Hike Series is an annual tradition at Great Parks.

The hike schedule includes trails ranging from 4-5.5 miles, each at a different park. Participants are encouraged to bring proper gear and to be prepared for the weather. Hikers are rewarded for their endurance with incredible scenery and a hearty bowl of soup at the finish.

The Hike Series will visit multiple parks, with each hike finishing over a different flavor of soup.

  • Saturday, January 8 at 10 a.m. at Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Cincinnati, with chicken noodle soup.
  • Saturday, January 15 at 10 a.m. at Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville, with chicken and wild rice soup.
  • Saturday, January 22 at 10 a.m. at Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Cincinnati, with vegetable and beef barley soup.
  • Saturday, January 29 at 10 a.m. at Shawnee Lookout, 2008 Lawrenceburg Road in North Bend, with chili and crackers.
  • Saturday, February 5 at 10 a.m. at Miami Whitewater Forest, 9001 Mt. Hope Road, Harrison, with bean soup and cornbread.

Advance registration is required and available at Hikers can sign up for all hikes in the series, but spots are limited. Those who complete all five hikes earn a commemorative button from Great Parks.

The cost is $9/person. Children 12 and under are free when accompanied by a paying adult.

The Great Parks Winter Hike Series is presented by UC Health.

A valid Motor Vehicle Permit is required to enter the parks. Cost for residents of Hamilton County: $10 annual/$5 daily; other visitors: $16 annual/$8 daily. Otto Armleder Memorial Park and Fernbank Park are cooperative ventures with the City of Cincinnati; a Motor Vehicle Permit is not required. A Motor Vehicle Permit is not required at Great Parks Nature Center at The Summit.

Great Parks of Hamilton County’s mission is to preserve and protect natural resources and to provide outdoor recreation and education in order to enhance the quality of life for present and future generations. For additional information, visit or call 513-521-7275. Great Parks Forever, the philanthropic partner of Great Parks of Hamilton County, translates an early conservation promise into everyday experiences and lasting legacies. For additional information, please visit

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