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Hike Name: Ault Park, Tree and Forest Trail Loop
Description: This trail leads through woodland that is repeatedly studied by scientists as an excellent example of the Western Mesophytic (moist) Forest. It is one of the seven types of deciduous forest found in Eastern North America. The Forest Loop includes the longest of Ault Park's many trail bridges, almost all of which were constructed as projects by Eagle Scouts. There are 23 tree species along this trail which are all identified by labels posted on the tree trunks.
****Please Note****Fat Girls Hiking's group hikes are open to ALL genders, ALL sizes, ALL skill levels. Please choose a hike that will meet your needs/abilities. During all of our hikes, we go at the pace of the slowest hiker (usually that's ME!) No one is left behind! We love to share our lived experiences with one another on the trail and hope to create a space where ALL feel welcome! We ask that anyone who joins our group events refrain from diet talk, body shaming or weight loss talk. We don't allow sexism, racism, homophobia, transphobia or any other form of bigotry.
Native Lands: Miami, Shawnee, Osage
Mileage: 0.9 mi
Elevation: 134 ft
Trail Conditions: Dirt, some wooden steps
Dogs Allowed: Yes, on leash.
Kid Friendly: Yes
Address: 5090 Observatory Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45208
Directions from City Center: Take 71 to Dana Ave and go east until you get to the park.
Meeting Point: The trailhead is between the parking lots on the North side of Observatory Circle/Ault Park Drive.
Land Acknowledgement: This hike takes place on the ancestral territories of the Miami, Shawnee, Osage nations. Fat Girls Hiking acknowledges that our hikers may be guests, settlers & immigrants to this land. We recognize that outdoor recreation is rooted in colonialism and commit ourselves to undoing these dynamics while we’re on the trail.
Tickets: Fat Girls Hiking group hikes have limited tickets available for the safety of all participants, including our hike leaders. We have a limited amount of free tickets that are limited to 1 per person. We ask that if you are financial able to, consider making a donation to Fat Girls Hiking by purchasing a ticket to this hike. OR support the growth of FGH by donating to one of our accounts. All donations help us to sustain the Fat Girls Hiking community. Funds go toward travel expenses to create new Fat Girls Hiking chapters, to purchase hiking gear & equipment for community members and so we can offer scholarships (for events that do cost money). FGH founder, Summer, is currently working toward another On The Road trip to open more FGH chapters across North America. If you're able to donate via Go Fund Me, here's the link for Fat Girls Hiking, On The Road: https://www.gofundme.com/fat-girls-hiking-on-the-road
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