Blue Jacket Loop Trail

MODERATE 4 reviews

Blue Jacket Loop Trail is a 1.1 mile loop trail located near North Bend, OH that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.1 miles 137 feet Loop

dogs on leash





Meadows of goldenrod and thistle, deep woods, scenic overlook (Shawnee Lookout) This trail, named after Chief Blue Jacket of the Shawnee Indians has a lovely blend of wood and meadow. In the summer, the goldenrod and thistle in the meadows draw monarch butterflies, and the slippery elm, sugar maple, and other trees provide great colors in the fall. There are signs throughout the trail describing wildlife as well as benches to rest on in the scenic areas. Shawnee Overlook is about half-way through the trail, and the benches invite hikers to sit and appreciate the view of the Great Miami River and the hills of southwestern Indiana (the barely-visible highway is only a minor intrusion). About half of the trail is gravel so walking is easy, but the loud crunching of my feet on the path scared away any potential wildlife spottings. This is a heavily-traveled trail, perfect for families with younger children. This short trail is perfect for locals or vacationers looking for a liesurely stroll through the woods.

11 months ago

2 years ago

The geocache make this trail all the better.

4 years ago

Really nice trail, it's a great workout because it's all hills, one thing though, I never really got into the hike because u hear cars, see the highway, see electrical towers, or hear mowers, overall a good hike :)

5 years ago

This trail features access to 3 geocaches including the oldest in Ohio, a few old growth trees, and one great overlook plus a couple ok overlooks. The rare & endangered Running Buffalo Clover has been found on this trail.

The length is about 1.5 miles in the lollypop loop style. Rating would be easy with a couple moderate hills. A nice evening stroll.

The park has 2 other marked hiking trails totalling around 3.5 miles