Sunday, January 17, 2016

South Milford Trail

4 mile out-and-back – varied surface trail – all ages

This week’s hike departs from the delightful trail town of Milford, Ohio. Located on US 50 east of Cincinnati, this small town on the Little Miami River boasts the convergence of seven long-distance trails, along which the intrepid hiker can reach all corners of the state of Ohio and both coasts of the North American continent. With this diversity of paths from which to choose, the Rambler will be featuring many hikes in and around Milford; this week, we’re headed south.

What I’m dubbing the South Milford Trail is in truth the westernmost end of the Buckeye Trail’s Williamsburg section, which extends east from Milford for just over fifty miles to Mt. Orab in Brown County. This section of the Buckeye Trail also hosts the North Country National Scenic Trail and the coast-to-coast American Discovery Trail, although neither is specifically signed along the route.