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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 :)
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 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).
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.
Stephanie W. on Big Darby Headwaters Nature Preserv...
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!