Lakeview Trail is a 1.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Athens, OH that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Directions from Chauncey, OH: Travel U.S. Route 33 onto Columbus Road. At the traffic light, turn left off Columbus Road onto North Lancaster Street. North Lancaster becomes Columbia Avenue. Continue on Columbia Avenue to the US 33 overpass. Columbia Avenue ends and Strouds Run Road (CR 20) continues over US 33. Travel about 2 miles to the park entrance. Lakeview and Broken Rock trails may be accessed from the picnic area. Park office provides trail maps.
Great park. The place is well kept and clean. I started this trail, on the northeast end and walked along the south side of the lake. This side was very easy and flat. But, once over the dam, and you are on the north side, things get bushy and overgrown in places. There are several downed trees across the trail and it is a little more strenuous, with more up and downs. Will definitely return.
Great trail, had to hop on and off the trail across the road once but overall didn't see many people and really enjoyed the day! Ate lunch on a small, private lakeshore beach. Went clockwise and the last leg of it, or the right side of the lake is a bit overgrown in parts. Still an amazing experience.
Stroud's Run is great! So much to do besides hike, wonderful place to spend the day with friends. One of the many things that makes the Athens area so special and unique. It's a beautiful park with lots of space and diversity for all kinds of different activities.