Trail in woods lined with wood fence

Trail Management

Cincinnati Nature Center has nearly 20 miles of award-winning hiking trails, which continue to be one of our most popular attractions. Many of these trails have been in existence for over 40 years, making trail maintenance an ongoing responsibility. But maintaining existing trails and building new ones requires more than simply refilling surface materials or removing fallen branches.

Trail usage, construction and maintenance have an impact on the land, and we must make environmentally responsible choices. Part of the new Center’s focus will be on developing a trail management plan, using detailed assessments on the current condition of all trails and recommended action steps to stabilize trails for current and future use.

And, as a regional leader, the Nature Center will be able to consult with other organizations and communities on creating and maintaining responsible trails.