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15 hours ago

It was really pretty even on a gloomy weather day. Lots of rocks roots (and broken glass

17 hours ago

Wonderful loop through the woods. Some great overlook views into some creek beds as well. Pretty easy hike. Not too much elevation change. Just a great walk through the woods. Pretty well traveled, even during the off season.

17 hours ago

Always a good hike. The views are wonderful and the terrain is pretty varied compared to other areas of the park. The only downside is the somewhat confusing trails. You can often see two or three other trails near the one you are on. That is what you get for traversing such a small area though. It is also pretty well traveled, so don't expect a walk in the woods by yourself :)

17 hours ago

Pretty typical forest landscape. There is a nice section of pines for about a mile. The most remarkable part about this trail is the lack of roads. Whereas most of the trails in the park intersect roads or highways, this trail actually goes through quite a bit of uninterrupted forest. It is fairly quiet and free from road noise which is really nice!

Great trail if you like to find your own way periodically. Used the map app occasionally and had no problems. Great elevation changes and just the right distance.

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1 day ago

Wide trails with a few good climbs.

Spent so much time here with my family. I loved when the river was low enough to walk across and catch crayfish.

Easy. I actually seen a Elk here. Not common for the area.

3 days ago

Great place to swim and picnic.

This trail meanders along some cliffs that are surprisingly high and with great views. A short off-trail is a hidden gem to Paint Creek below the cliffs. A couple of nice look outs along the trail!

Great new trail at Buzzard's Roost Nature Preserve (part of Ross County Park District in Chillicothe, Ohio). Wide, clear trail at the start with winding narrow jaunts through a heavily wooded forest. Slight elevation at times with some great views and abundant wildlfe (e.g., deer).

5 days ago

this place is like none other in ohio. love the cliffs. moderate traffic. is more difficult after rain.

Poorly marked trail that doesn't make a lot of sense. I'd think it wasn't more than a trail made by animals or water runoff except every once and a while there happens to be a random bench. Be sure to wear boots as there's no way to cross the creek other than trying to walk across loose rocks. Needless to say I slipped and I'm now soaking wet in late November.

Excellent trail with nice terrain. A lil muddy when I did it, but still enjoyable

8 days ago

LOVED this trail. I have been looking for my new "go-to" trail and found it in this spot. I absolutely loved the atmosphere. So quiet and peaceful. Going through the trees was my favorite part! It was the perfect fall day so the leaves fell like rain. Gorgeous. Will most definitely be returning soon!

the boys and I did this early spring 2016. Lots of ice formations along the cliffs but it was still very green, it had a magical feel the boys loved it despite the cold and wind.

8 days ago

family favorite, the living historical farm is bananas. the nearby trails are an easy walk. we usually play in the nearby creek on hot summer days.

8 days ago

wife loves this trail. I like all the hardwoods. easy hike. clean trails.