Mt. Airy Forest

Accessible from Mt. Airy and Westwood, Mt. Airy Forest’s 1,459 acres includes miles of hiking trails, bridle trails (located off Diehl Road) for horseback riders, and multi-use mountain biking trail. Mt. Airy has Ohio’s only wheelchair accessible public treehouse, an enclosed dog park and disc golf.

Or just come for a picnic we have tables, charcoal grills and swing sets waiting for you.

Trail Ridge Road Gate

The gate at Trail Ridge Road located just below the grass oval will be open April 15 – October 15 on Fridays – Sundays. This is to accommodate the many group picnic area reservations on Trail Ridge Road. The gate will be closed Mondays – Thursdays (exceptions to this rule will be made for Park permitted events).

Road and Parking Lot Closures

Some roads and parking lots will be closed to vehicle traffic, but open to pedestrian foot and bicycle traffic. Blue Spruce Rd. will be resurfaced from 4/26 – 5/28. The road will still be passable with one lane open, but at times there could be extended delays.

Doris Day Dog Park (Also known as Mt. Airy Dog Park) 

Doris Day Dog Park will close intermittently for maintenance on May 26th – 28th and June 1st – 3rd. On June 5th, the main area of the Dog Park will be closed until noon.


Mt. Airy Forest

5083 Colerain Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45223

Shelter & Garden Wedding Rentals

Mt. Airy Forest hosts three reservable shelters:

Park History

Mt. Airy Forest is Cincinnati’s largest park at almost 1,500 acres. It was established in 1911 out of several unproductive farms, and was the first municipal reforestation in America.

A crew of young African Americans were employed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (a federal jobs program during the Great Depression) to build service roads, the large check dams in West Fork Creek and—along with more skilled laborers working for the Works Progress Administration—most of the shelter, service and restroom buildings. They also planted more than one million trees.

Mt. Airy Arboretum is a 120 acres of which Cincinnati Parks curates and tagged 30 acres of gardens, woody vines, shrubs and trees hardy to the Cincinnati Area.

Features within the arboretum are gazebos and a picturesque lake which are favorite photo and wedding sites.

Events and News

New Mt. Airy Multi-Use Bike Trail

In partnership with CORA (Cincinnati Off-Road Alliance) the first 1.4-mile section of the new Mt. Airy Multi-Use Trail, which includes mountain biking path opened July 2019.

Trailhead: 2239 West Fork Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45211


With 100+ events we host each year, there is something for everyone to come down and enjoy.


Volunteers make it happen. We can not do it without you! To learn more on how you can become an engaged volunteer strengthening your community, please visit our Volunteering Page.

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