Lunken Airport Trail (Cincinnati, Ohio)


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Trail stats

4.99 mi
Elevation gain
3 ft
Technical difficulty
Elevation loss
3 ft
Max elevation
502 ft
Min elevation
456 ft
Trail type
one hour 46 minutes
January 24, 2016
January 2016
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502 ft
456 ft
4.99 mi

near Columbia, Ohio (United States)

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Itinerary description

This walking and biking trail encircles Cincinnati's Lunken Airport near the Ohio River. The airport is now primarily used by executive and recreational aircraft. The trail is paved and basically flat except for getting onto and off the levees on the East and South sides. Deer and hawks are frequently spotted. In the summer, colorful indigo buntings and goldfinches have been seen. The classic terminal building is a must see. Constructed in the art deco style, the building contains wonderful WPA-era murals and an early Aeronca airplane (Aeronca was originally based at Lunken).


PictographPhoto Altitude 473 ft
Photo ofTerminal


Lunken Terminal building from the outside.

PictographPhoto Altitude 470 ft
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Wilmer Ave

Wilmer Ave (at left) adjacent to the trail and aircraft hangars

PictographPhoto Altitude 467 ft
Photo ofHawk


Hawk seen on fence near the golf course.

PictographPhoto Altitude 474 ft
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Golf course

Golf course on the north side of the airport

PictographPhoto Altitude 468 ft
Photo ofLittle Miami River levee

Little Miami River levee

Trail leading to the top Little Miami River levee

PictographPhoto Altitude 502 ft
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Atop the levee

On top of the Little Miami River levee heading southward.

PictographPhoto Altitude 483 ft
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Hills of Kentucky

Looking toward the hills of Kentucky from the southernmost point of the trail.

PictographPhoto Altitude 490 ft
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End of runway

End of one of the runways with an historic hangar on the right.

PictographPhoto Altitude 477 ft
Photo ofLunken Airport terminal (interior)

Lunken Airport terminal (interior)

Inside Lunken Airport terminal with Aeronca airplane and WPA-era murals.


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