The Bridges of Rowe Woods

Rowe Woods Trail Bridges

Along the many trails in CNC Rowe Woods nature center’s trails, you will come across some bridges that span the ravines. Some are short and older, some are long and newer.

Woodland Trail Bridge Spring Time

Misty morning trail bridge, east Rowe Woods.

Many of the pictures are of the same bridges, but at different season of the year.

Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods woodland trails and bridges.

Upgrades trail bridge along the trails in Rowe Woods

Over the many years, the Rowe Woods trails bridges have been transformed from walking bridges. To wider to allow fossil fuel trail runners to be used by the CNC Rowe Woods staff.


Autumn along the trails are special, the bridge is south of the Krippendorf lodge along the trail to Avey run over look.

Heading South Below The Dam Rowe Woods Hiking Trail Bridge

The southern trails in Rowe Woods have ravines that lead to the Avey Run stream that runs through Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods.

Woodlands Shelter

Avery run bridge and over look shelter back in the early 1990s. This picture shows how many Ash trees once populated Rowe Woods and provided shade too much of the forest trails. The EAB killed off most of the Ash Trees in Rowe Woods. It is ironic that the Nature Center logo has Ash Leaves as the featured leaf.

Fresh new expanded trail bridge along the Deer Trace trail.

Not all the bridges along the trails in Rowe Woods are made of wood. This stone bridge leads from the Krippendorf swimming pool to the Krippendorf Lodge.

Lone Hiker On the Trail

First snow footprints on the main bridge leading south from the Powel Crosley Lake area toward the prairies and ponds to the south of the Nature center building and lake in Rowe Woods.

Hikers love the trails and bridges that provide all type of levels of hiking from a novice easy trail walking, to an experienced hiker who likes more challenging trails.

This picture is the Avey Run overlook many years later after the Ash Trees began to fall, and the walking bridge was replaced by a wider motor vehicle trail bride. The few trees have allowed the undergrowth to increase and block the old view of the Avey Run over look area.

East of the Powel Crosley Lake shelter is a bridge that leads towards the Nature center main building. Along the way to pass marsh Pond and forest and fields as to hike the Rowe Woods trails. The picture is during autumn and shows the trees that have been damaged by the Emerald Ash Bore.

Trail Bridge -  Rowe Woods

This is the same trail bridge along the way to Powel Crosley Lake shelter and overlook area. The picture was taken at near dawn using a wide angle lens to capture the mood of early foggy mornings and hiking the Nature center trails.


South of the dam that holds Powel Crosley Lake is the connector trail bridge to the southern part of CNC Rowe Woods where you will find ponds, streams, wildlife and endless Woodland beauty.


Wide angle view looking north toward the Powel Crosley Lake dam and trail that circles around the beautiful lake. This view is as you head to the gift shop and boardwalk along the edge of Powel Crosley Lake to the bird feeder area that overlooks the lake.

The Trail Bridges of Rowe Woods

These are just a few of the many bridges and boardwalks that are all over Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods. I left out the walkways that span the edge of Powel Crosley Lake, as well as the other ones at the many ponds and bodies of water. I plan on a post that will feature the boardwalks in the future.

Hoping you enjoy the pictures of the trail bridges that are in the southern area of Rowe Woods. More captures of other northern Rowe Woods trails bridges will be added to this page. I hope you enjoy the pictures. Dennis Camp, Photographer.

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