Spectacular Places to Cycle in Cincinnati, OH

Cycling in Cincinnati | © 5chw4r7z / Flickr
Cycling in Cincinnati | © 5chw4r7z / Flickr
Photo of Laura Dorwart
28 February 2018

With scenic overlooks, river views, rolling hills, and plenty of flat land, Cincinnati, Ohio, has dozens of options for cycling enthusiasts. Keep reading to find your perfect bike trail in the city.

Loveland Bike Trail

The Loveland Bike Trail, which continues for over 70 miles (112 kilometers) within Little Miami Scenic State Park, is a favorite among Cincinnati cyclists. Along the flat, paved trail, there’s free parking, as well as restrooms, picnic areas, and plenty of places to stop for lunch, coffee, or ice cream. There’s also a playground for little ones and a gorgeous view of the Little Miami River.

The trail is adjacent to historic Loveland, Newtown, Lebanon, Milford, and Miami Township. You can rent a bike if you don’t have one of your own at Loveland Bike Rental or Montgomery Cyclery.

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Devou Park

You can take a flat, easygoing ride in Devou Park, which ends at a scenic overlook offering a panoramic view of Cincinnati and Covington, Kentucky. Kids might like to stop off at the Behringer Crawford Museum nestled within the park for a break from cycling.

There are also a number of rugged backcountry trails in Devou Park if you’re a more advanced or adventurous cyclist. Stop off at the Bar & Grill at Devou Golf Course or Bircus Brewing Company when you’re done for the day.

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International Friendship Park

A riverside biking trail offers stunning views of the Ohio River in Cincinnati’s International Friendship Park. These trails, mostly flat, are ideal for beginners or cyclists with young children. As a beautifully designed park where intricate gardens are in bloom and sculptures are on display, International Friendship Park boasts one of Cincinnati’s most aesthetically pleasing and rejuvenating bike rides. The gardens were built to depict an intertwined friendship bracelet, representing global peace, diversity, and understanding.

There are plenty of spots to grab a bite close by, but you can also bring a picnic and eat right in the park. Nearby is the Every Child’s Playground at Sawyer Point, a great place to visit if you’ve got kids in tow.


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Sharon Woods

Sharon Woods is a picturesque park in Sharonville, Ohio. The park includes fields and forests populated by birch and oak trees. A paved, shady 2.6-mile (4.1-kilometer) trail, ideal for biking, skating, and running, encircles an 11-acre lake where visitors are often boating.

This cycling trail is another perfect one for kids, as the path is smooth, easy, and scenic. When you’re done riding, stop off at the Adventure Station, an indoor play area spanning two stories. You can also visit the playground in the park’s central hub or the snack bar for a treat, and the Heritage Village Museum within the park shows visitors what it was like to live in the 1800s.

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