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nice moderate hike with multiple loops. some nice vista's. worth the trip.

Lot of hills but it was pretty good

7 months ago

Nice trail....kept up great

8 months ago

Very nice trails around the fort hill. On the South East corner of the fort flat (through the saplings) there is an obvious deep depression.

Well maintained trail. The signage has greatly improved.

A friend and myself hiked this trail in November. It is a nice trail with some great scenery. Just challenging enough. Trail was will kept. We went off trail many times in the gorge just to do some exploring. Like others have said, take your trekking poles.

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2 years ago

Great hike! with great scenery. My wife and I hiked Deer Trail and returned through the Gorge Trail. Outside of Hocking Hills (does have poor signage )this has to be one of the top trails within 1.5 hours from Cincinnati. Will be back to complete the Canopy Trail.

Also, the directions that AllTrails gave us were horrible. The original entrance it took us to was down a gravel side street with no signage and no trail.

Very easy trail. We took all 3 kids and they loved it. Nice scenery, some wild life, and plenty of birds. It's just too bad there aren't more trails in the rocky fork region to take. I'll be going again.

400 feet straight up! Ugg.

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3 years ago

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3 years ago

I completed the fort trail a few months ago. not to bad of a trail. the first 400ft or so is all up hill, just enough to get your heart rate up. once on top its mostly flat, but you get to see some earthworks.

We took Gorge Trail in and did some of the earthcaches while hiking. We picked up Deer Trail to return to the parking lot. This is one of the prettiest hikes in the area. We saw spring flowers, deer, and our first butterfly of the year on this hike. Lots of rock outcroppings and scenic views. We had a 10 & 4 year old with us and they held up very well on this hike. If you use hiking staffs, be sure to take them on this one. There are some steep areas with narrow trails in some spots.

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3 years ago

love this place...

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4 years ago

Nice trail mostly cleared from the June 29th wind storm. Strenuous climb to begin, but levels off for an easy walk in the wood

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4 years ago

Well marked and maintained trail with niceviews of Bakers Fork Creek. ich Includes part of Buckeye Trail which provides a trail to Circle Mound.

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4 years ago

Well marked and well maintained trail along an Indian Hilltop enclosure.

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4 years ago

Nice changes in elevation, lovely forest, usually see/hear a good variety of birds

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6 years ago

I am a huge fan of Ft. Hill. Unfortunately the deer loop has been closed both times I've gone this passed year but the trail (I've forgotten the name) was a great hike regardless with awesome rock features that lead to really awesome outlooks, a lot of cool terrain and much more! This loop as a whole is pretty easy but so worth it if you get a chance to get out there.