Backcountry Trails

Carving more than eight miles of secluded tracks through the rolling landscape of Devou Park, our Backcountry Trails are a haven for hikers, mountain bikers and anyone seeking a refreshing retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Whether you’re striving for a KOM, looking to stick your trekking poles in the dirt, or simply yearning for a quiet walk among the trees, our sprawling terrain is ready to be traversed.

Users of all ages and skill levels are welcome. To ensure your safety, we monitor trail conditions daily. You can find updates here.

For those who prefer to plan their routes, a detailed map is available to ease your wayfinding.

Each trail leads to the same place; it’s the journey that changes along the way. Begin yours on the Backcountry Trails.

Upcoming events

Six@Six Lecture: Celtic Bog Burials with Amanda Andrews

Six@Six Lecture: Celtic Bog Burials with Amanda Andrews

February 21, 2019 06:00PM-07:00PM
View details
 Secret Cincinnati Show-and-Tell

Secret Cincinnati Show-and-Tell

February 28, 2019 07:00PM-08:30PM
View details
Chippie's Sensational Science Labs: When the Wind Blows

Chippie's Sensational Science Labs: When the Wind Blows

March 07, 2019 01:00PM-02:00PM
View details
Homeschool Days @ BCM: A Civil War Soldier’s Life

Homeschool Days @ BCM: A Civil War Soldier’s Life

March 13, 2019 02:00PM-03:00PM
View details
March Trail Day

March Trail Day

March 17, 2019 09:00AM-01:00PM
View details
Tot Tuesdays! Chickie Chick Day

Tot Tuesdays! Chickie Chick Day

March 19, 2019 10:30AM-11:30AM
View details
Brown Bag Luncheon: Tinkerbelle versus the Celts: Fairy Lore as Oral History with Michael J. Simonton

Brown Bag Luncheon: Tinkerbelle versus the Celts: Fairy Lore as Oral History with Michael J. Simonton

March 21, 2019 12:00PM-01:30PM
View details
9th Annual Two-Headed Calf Awards Dinner and Gala

9th Annual Two-Headed Calf Awards Dinner and Gala

March 21, 2019 06:00PM-09:00PM
View details
 ArtsWave Day @BCM: Start of Working in Progress No.2 Auction - Free Admisison

ArtsWave Day @BCM: Start of Working in Progress No.2 Auction - Free Admisison

March 30, 2019 10:00AM-05:00PM
View details
April Trail Day

April Trail Day

April 21, 2019 09:00AM-01:00PM
View details
CORA Party in the Park

CORA Party in the Park

April 27, 2019 06:30PM-10:30PM
View details
May Trail Day

May Trail Day

May 19, 2019 09:00AM-01:00PM
View details
June Trail Day

June Trail Day

June 16, 2019 09:00AM-01:00PM
View details
Tot Tuesdays! A Chocolaty Delight

Tot Tuesdays! A Chocolaty Delight

February 19, 2019 10:30AM-11:30AM
View details
February Trail Day

February Trail Day

February 17, 2019 09:00AM-01:00PM
View details
Exhibit Opening: Sports Hall of Fame

Exhibit Opening: Sports Hall of Fame

February 16, 2019 10:00AM-12:30PM
View details