At 1459 acres, the Mt. Airy Forest is the largest urban forest in the US and is on the National Register of Historic Places. There are 8 miles of primitive, natural-surface bridle trails which traverse forested hills, ravines and open meadows. The trails range from easy to rugged with some rock and some areas where trails are close to ravines. From November through February, the trails are closed for riding 5 days a week (open Tues. & Wed) because of deer hunting. Moderate to steep slopes with some shallow streams. The trailhead is a large gravel parking area with no amenities. If the gate is locked, the gold lock combination is 1907. Always relock gate after passing. Call Larry Parker, Park Manager (513) 368-0992, leave name and # of people who will be in park. The Hamilton County OHC supports and maintains these trails.
Trail rating: Moderate – Rolling to hilly terrain; short steeper slopes; water crossings; irregular trail surface; narrower trail widths.