Top Ten Scenic Cincinnati Overlooks

It is said that Cincinnati is built on seven hills, like Rome — the city is actually named for Roman agrarian and military general Cincinnatus — but the reality is we have plenty more hills, heights and neighborhood names that begin with “Mount” than that. The alternating peaks and valleys of the city create excellent views from a variety of vantage points. There are about 50 classified scenic overlooks throughout the Tristate and many other secret spots from which to see the lights of the city and the winding Ohio River. 

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Devou Park Overlook // 790 Park Lane, Covington
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
Devou Park Overlook // 790 Park Lane, Covington
View from Newport hill // North end of Home Street across from the Baptist Convalescent Center
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
View from Newport hill // North end of Home Street across from the Baptist Convalescent Center
Holy Cross-Immaculata Parish // 30 Guido St., Mount Adams
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
Holy Cross-Immaculata Parish // 30 Guido St., Mount Adams
Covington Flood Wall // North end of Riverside Drive, Covington
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
Covington Flood Wall // North end of Riverside Drive, Covington
Liberty Hill // Follow the steps through Liberty Hill from Milton Street to Boal Street
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
Liberty Hill // Follow the steps through Liberty Hill from Milton Street to Boal Street
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
Olden View Park // 2610 W. Eighth St., Price Hill
Mount Echo Park // 202 Crestline Ave., Sedamsville
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
Mount Echo Park // 202 Crestline Ave., Sedamsville
Prospect Hill // Milton Street, Prospect Hill
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
Prospect Hill // Milton Street, Prospect Hill
Main Street Steps // View from the Main Street steps between Mulberry and Seitz streets, Over-the-Rhine
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
Main Street Steps // View from the Main Street steps between Mulberry and Seitz streets, Over-the-Rhine
Fairview Park // 501 W. McMillan St., Clifton
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
Fairview Park // 501 W. McMillan St., Clifton