Clear Creek Park is a nature preserve that offers a respite from the hustle and bustle of city life. Here, you can find lush forests filled with Canadian hemlocks, mountain laurels, ferns, and more.
The park also features a variety of sports fields and a 0.7-mile paved trail. You can enjoy hiking trails, picnic areas, and a number of other recreational amenities. See our home page.
Part badminton, part tennis, and part ping-pong, pickleball has become one of the fastest-growing sports in the nation. Clear Creek Park in Cincinnati OH features six dedicated outdoor hard courts for play.
Across the region, indoor and outdoor venues are offering pickleball opportunities in their facilities. From the YMCA to local churches, recreation centers, and community centers – indoor courts are popping up everywhere.
Anderson Township has also jumped on the bandwagon, adding six new courts to its Patricia Allyn Park at Ohio 48 and Hoffmann Reserve. Previously, the township offered only two outdoor pickleball courts, at Dulle Park and Lefferson Park. In Middletown, the courts at Lefferson Park are dedicated and were the result of a couple’s personal crusade to bring them to the area.
Clear Creek Park boasts a large network of hiking trails that twist, zigzag and ascend. The park’s most popular hiking trail, Ash Cave Trail, takes hikers right by the rumbling waterfall of the largest recess cave east of Ohio and offers a scenic 1.8-mile trek that’s perfect for an adventurous yet rejuvenating excursion.
The Allen F. Beck State Nature Preserve, which is within the boundaries of Clear Creek Metro Park, is a rugged area of rock formations and deep stream valleys. More than 800 vascular plant species live here including eastern and western hemlocks, mountain laurel, trailing arbutus, and a variety of oak and hickory forest trees.
Hikers can make a loop trail by taking Hemlock Trail to Cemetery Ridge Trail and then making a left on the path that leads beside huge sandstone formations back to the parking lot. The park also features a picturesque Hannaway Covered Bridge, which was built in 1901 using the multiple Kingpost truss. Discover More about Cincinnati here.
The park boasts multiple baseball, softball, soccer, and ultimate frisbee fields that are available for rental through the Great Parks of Hamilton County. The facility also offers athletic programs, classes, and memberships.
Located on Lower Springboro Road, Clear Creek Park is a 137.5-acre park that features 10 soccer fields, 8 baseball/softball diamonds, and 2 football/soccer/LAX fields. The site also offers a playground, a 1.3-mile paved walking trail, and a picnic shelter.
The Clear Creek Loop trail runs through woodland interspersed with Blackhand sandstone cliffs, ravines, and creeks. The path begins with a steep zigzag ascent through the woods and then reaches a ridge that alternates between forest and meadows. The area is home to many wildflowers including rhododendron, lilac, and dogwood. Other trees include maple, birch, and oak.
The park has three shelters, which are available to reserve by Clearcreek Township residents beginning the first Monday in March. Non-residents can reserve a shelter starting on the third Monday in March. Reservations can be made online. There is a $10 fee to rent a shelter. The Hannaway Covered Bridge is also located in the park, and it was built in 1901 (some references say 1904) using the Multiple Kingpost truss and spans over Clear Creek. It can be accessed from the Clearport Rd entrance to the park. This bridge is a National Historic Landmark. The bridge has windows and canopies that were added when motorized traffic became popular.
Nothing is more relaxing than enjoying a picnic with friends and family. There are numerous locations throughout the city where you can spread out a blanket and enjoy a tasty lunch in the fresh air.
Many parks have picnic areas that do not require a reservation on a first-come, first-served basis. These are generally found alongside primary park roads and can accommodate small groups of 20 people or fewer.
Mount Storm Park in Clifton offers several open green places where you can relax on a bench or picnic table. It is a great place to take in the view of the rolling hills, lush woods, and beautiful creek that runs through the park. In addition, the park is home to several surviving earthworks created by the Hopewell Indians who once lived here. Continue reading about Juilfs Park.
Driving directions from At Your Service Roofing to Clear Creek Park
Driving directions from Clear Creek Park to Juilfs Park