Long Branch Farm & Trails
Long Branch Farm & Trails is located in Goshen, Ohio, just nine miles northeast of Milford. It is accessible to Cincinnati Nature Center members only.
Spanning 767 acres of forest and farmland, Long Branch Farm & Trails has five miles of hiking trails, winding through Eastern deciduous forest, fields, streams, and ponds.
How We Rate Our Trails
An easy trail:
- Is relatively flat
- Is less than 1.25 miles in length
- Is at least 3 feet in width
- Has stream crossings with bridges
A moderate trail:
- Contains greater elevation changes
- Is greater than 1.5 miles in length
- Varies in width
- Presents a stream crossing with abundant stepping stones
- Has a natural surface and could be muddy or slippery when wet
A difficult trail has at least one of the following characteristics:
- Has significant elevation change
- Is greater than 2.5 miles in length
- Presents a stream crossing with fewer stepping stones
- Is comparatively remote to other trails
Hike for Your Health
Pick up a Hike for Your Health passport at the Rowe Visitor Center. After completing each trail, stop by the Front Desk to get a stamp. After hiking all 15 trails at Rowe Woods and Long Branch Farm & Trails, bring your completed passport back to receive a special prize.
For more information, visit our Hike for Your Health page!
Trail Rules & Conservation Ethics
We welcome leashed and registered dogs on our trails. We hope that visitors and members help protect that privilege by following our Pet Rules. These rules are in place to keep our visitors, wildlife, and pets safe.
- Register your dog at the Rowe Woods Gatehouse.
- Dogs must be leashed and under control at all times. Six-foot leash rules apply to the entire property at all times.
- Keep your dog on the path provided. Dogs are prohibited from wading or swimming.
- Prevent contact between your dog and other guests.
- Clean up after your dog AND carry the bag to the nearest garbage can.
- Dogs are not permitted in the Schott Nature PlayScape or inside Nature Center buildings.
If you see a dog off-leash, out of control or in distress, call Visitor Services at (513) 831-1711 or (513) 965-4245.