Tucked away in the rolling highlands of southwest Ohio, 1,058-acre Stonelick State Park offer a quiet retreat for visitors The still waters of the lake and stately woodlands provide the setting for a host of outdoor recreational pursuits
Beware the rain. Do not recommend within a week of a rain storm. If you get past the first 150-200ft, congratulations... It gets worse. Basically becomes a marsh, trail hard to follow.
Might be worth the walk in drier conditions. Will try again... Weather permitting.
This was our first tine on this trail. The start of the trail was open and an easy walk. There was very little invasive plants so you could see deep into the woods. As we got further along the trail the bush honeysuckle was blocking the veiws of the kake. We did see great blue herons on the lake but had to push these invasives out of the way. As we kept walking tge honeysuckle was growing over the trail, obscuring the trail in several places,
If you have young children that are unable to climb over fallen trees, you will be doing a but of lifting. Even though there gas been little rain recently, there are sohe soggy and muddy parts of the trail. In its current condition I would not recommend biking this trail.
I rode this trail early June and I was disappointed. I spent as much time lifting my bike over trees as riding, some areas were grown over by wild rose bushes resulting in unpleasant thorn encounters, and trail markers have faded or fallen making following the trail a challenge at times. Of the parts of the trail that I could ride, I very much enjoyed myself and my new bike. I will definitely give it a second chance of it were maintained a bit.
This trail is very flat, very muddy and very poorly marked. At one point there was a clear fork in the trail and no clear indication of which direction to go. Their were hundreds of frogs in the area and that was cool to see. We got frustrated with the conditions and lack of markings around half way and at the water tower took the access road to the Southwoods trails.
We have only hiked this trail in the fall, which I suspect is the best time. It is a very easy hike with no real hills to speak of. We traversed the loop in a counterclockwise direction and I recall a spot near the end of the loop where the trail was not very well marked. We ended up on a well-travelled side trail that led to the campground and needed to backtrack to get on the loop trail itself. (Not a big issue, you certainly won't get lost as you end up at the campground).
While there is no spectacular scenery on this trail it is a nice wooded hike, with good trails. It would be a good trail to introduce young children to hiking as it is short and easy enough that they could likely complete the entire hike themselves.
Stonelick State Park is not a "destination" location, but if you live close by and want a place to get some time on the trail it is a decent spot to check out.
Connect this with the Southwoods Trail, the Lakeview Trail, and the Beechtree Traill and you can get about 6 miles of hiking.
This trail is really just a connector joining the Beechtree and Lakeview trails with the Red Fox trail. If you just hike this trail as an out-and-back it is 1.6 miles; however, by combining this with the Red Fox trail (2 mile loop) you can get in 3.6 miles. The whole hike is wooded and for the most scenic experience a fall hike is my choice.
This is a very easy hike with no real hills to speak of other than a brief dip down to one of the small creeks flowing into Stonelick lake (maybe 50 feet down and back up, if that).
This is a very easy (NO HILLS) wooded trail without much scenery, but still a nice hike if you are looking for something quick and close to home. If you stick solely to the Beechtree trail it is a 3 mile out-and-back (1.5 miles one-way) trail; but, by combining this with the 1 mile Lakeview trail and a .5 mile juant along the park roads you can make this a 3 mile loop. Adding the Lakeview trail also adds tremendously to the scenery!
The Beechtree trail can be very muddy in places as the terrain is flat with poor drainage.