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Carter Park Outer Loop

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.0 (2) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

Good trail with wide doubletrack and some singletrack near the margins of the Little Miami River


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Map Key

1.8

Miles

3.0

KM

95%

Runnable

776' 237 m

High

609' 186 m

Low

169' 51 m

Up

169' 51 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

25%

Max Grade (14°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

Open daylight hours only.

Overview

This trail winds from a wide paved path (multiple intersections on the inside loop) to doubletrack on an old roadbed to singletrack up a nice grade to rejoin the paved paths. Dog owners—be aware that this park allows dogs, but requires them to be on leashes. Please follow these guidelines as the paths twist and turn and there are many places dogs off leash can spook other runners and wildlife (and vice versa!).

Need to Know

Runners can continue on past the roadbed to the south/east toward the intersection of Kings Mills Road and continue on to see the old King's Powder Factory.

Runner Notes

Plenty of area for a good run, though the terrain is susceptible to being very slick in times of rain or shortly after.

Description

Start off near the "Quilt Barn" then continue past a small pond full of frogs behind the old mansion; then you branch off near the archery range to head down the hill towards the Little Miami River. On the path down, you'll discover abandoned structures such as an old milk house, and once near the river, you'll come across the remains of old industry located along the Little Miami.

Flora & Fauna

Ferns, hardwood trees of all manner, birds including at least two different kinds of woodpeckers (downy and red bellied), deer, blue heron, and numerous frogs! We saw a beautiful red fox run right across the trail in front of us one wintery day!

History & Background

The park was once part of the larger estate belonging to the King Mansion (named after the mill owner Ahimaaz King) and has several abandoned building foundations and remains of that industry on the trails.

Contacts

Shared By:

Chris Davis with improvements by Happy Hikers

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Photos

One of the many interesting old trees on the property
Nov 6, 2017 near Kings M…, OH
Mile Markers on the old roadbed
Dec 26, 2017 near Kings M…, OH
Remains of old baling equipment
Dec 26, 2017 near Kings M…, OH
Remains of Old Mill Diversion Wall
Nov 6, 2017 near Kings M…, OH
Overlooking the Little Miami
Nov 4, 2017 near Kings M…, OH

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Sep 11, 2019
Curtis Paulson
Aug 17, 2019
Eric Hazlett
Aug 3, 2018
Sean Kayea
One fox and a dozen spider webs. 7mi