1,110-acre Mohican State Park and the adjacent 5,109-acre state forest are outstanding in their beauty and offer limitless opportunities for visitors to explore one of Ohio's most unique natural regions The striking Clearfork Gorge, hemlock forest and scenic Mohican River offer a wilderness experience while the resort lodge and cottages provide luxurious accommodations
We had a good time on this trail. We started at Lyons Falls. It was fun to climb down the rocks a bit by the cave. This site stated it was 6.3 mile loop and it's point-to-point, so unfortunately we didn't really have enough time to to Hemlock Gorge. We decided to turn around at covered bridge and go to Hog's Hallow Trail. That was awesome as well.
Walked the MTB 24 mile loop yesterday. Was gorgeous scenery and fairly quiet, with some road noise in the background for a couple of miles. Primarily had the trail to myself hiking. Saw three MTBers, and one trail runner.
It's a good challenging hike for the full 24. I started out around 10:30, made it to the covered bridge by 1:30 and stopped for lunch, then continued on the trail which follows the road then goes back into the woods on the right.
Like others have said, the last couple miles kick your butt. It was also a bit wetter there, with a ton of rocks and roots at the end.
Overall fantastic hike. Thinking about doing the loop again in the future, but would love to stop and see some of the other smaller trails that come off the MTB loop.
Our family of 6 hiked the 3.2 mile Yellow bridle trail south of 97. Great, quick morning hike. Very nice trail, good elevation change and two creek crossings. Will come back for sure to try the other trails. Disappointed to see All Trails didn't have these trails on their map. My phone lost signal so was unable to track/map our course.
My morning started out early. I was on the trail by 6:30 with my head lamp. I was able to see pretty well. I had parked in the area by the camper’s check in. As it was late October, I wasn’t worried about overcrowding. I was able to complete the northern half, up to the covered bridge by 10:30. I rested and grabbed an early lunch on the bridge. I had hiked this portion several times before and like the other times, have enjoyed the quiet, peace and beauty. As I had made great time, I decided to complete the remainder of the 24 mile mountain bike loop. Previous times, I had completed the trail by following the river to the campground. After crossing the bridge and heading up the road, the trail took off to the right and I was back in the woods. This portion was just as serene as the other side. I had been looking forward to the fire tower and had come up to it just after mile 15. I posted several photos from the tower last week. The fall color was spectacular. I was able to complete the overall hike in just over 9 hours. I won’t lie, the last several miles kicked my butt. I would definitely do this hike again and plan on doing the southern portion in a couple of weeks.
After the initial 1 - 2 mile climb, you get a great mix of downhill and climbing. The 24-mile loop was a butt-kicker for me, but there are quite a few points where the trail crosses the road so you can opt out when the trail gets the better of you (mile 19 won and food was calling my name). There are a few technical climbs where the roots will convince you that you actually decided to ride a pogo stick today and a few switch backs that you just have to go for or you might psych yourself out (ok fine, I walked ONE, whatever). Overall, not as technical as Vulture's Knob and really beautiful. I hear the fishing is decent, too.