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Great trail! Short easy hike with fantastic views.

Well kept trail.

Beware that this a hard trail even thought it is rated as moderate. I would say definitely go for the conditioning. The uphill section is very steep. To make this even more challenging the terrain is extremely uneven and there are loose rocks/nuts on the ground, making steep elevation changes a little tricky. The only drawback to this trail is that I found the scenery extremely monotonous. And also watch out for horse poop on the trail.

I did this trail so I didn’t have to back track through the south point trail. It has lots of different terrain. Waterfalls and wild fragrances are present along this route!

Beautiful waterfalls and views of Ohio’s foothills, along with a diversity of trails.. I plan on visiting this trail in all seasons!

hiking
1 month ago

There is a cemetery from the 1800s which I though was an interesting point in the trail. The pine forest is owned by the paper factory and is being cut down- I’m excited to see what the preserve does with the area. Lots of water features long the way.

2 months ago

Pretty hiking trail. It is being rerouted so the long loop is closed. Our dog loved it, water features, deer and lots of trees. I saw lots of types of mushrooms. It is muddy, as other reviewers have said. I will return in the fall for the foliage.

Nice trail, clearly marked and nice cliff views from the top.

The trail runs along a creek and is flat, mostly shaded, well maintained, not too much traffic, with good parking, portapotties and a picnic shelter on the Frankfort side.

hiking
4 months ago

I can’t say enough about this trail! I LOVE IT!!

4 months ago

Very well maintained and marked!! Beautiful trail!

hiking
4 months ago

Some great views from this trail of Paint Creek and the rock formations of the cliffs

trail running
4 months ago

Good loop to start running on. love the pines at the back.

Although the first quarter mile has brush creeping into the narrow trail and lots of horse poo, it quickly clears and widens before the ascent begins. Take a left at trail marker A for the best challenge. I would rate this trail difficult due to the incredibly steep incline, but it's excellent training for the Smokies! I'll definitely be going back!

We did this trail in conjunction with the Hoggard Trail today. Very well maintained with amazing views. Charted right at 1.6 miles.

5 months ago

I enjoyed this trail quite a bit. We went today and did both this trail as well as the South Loop and GPS tracked it at 5.58 combined. The trails were well marked and fairly well maintained. It's not a busy area, and we only saw a few people. The pine forest area was particularly spectacular.

6 months ago

Mostly two person wide trail. Fairly flat considering the foot hills that it’s in. Easy enough that my four year old was able to hike 95% (but she is used to hiking). On a Sunday afternoon, with great weather we saw about 5 other people.

hiking
6 months ago

Great trail in a small nook in Chillicothe!

hiking
8 months ago

Fun and easy

on Hoggard Trail

8 months ago

Nice but still very muddy

hiking
8 months ago

Very well maintained! Beautiful scenery! Quiet and not much traffic!!!

Nice mostly flat trail, tree covered the whole way.

Nice

hiking
10 months ago

We went after a snowfall and did the long loop. It took us about 2 hours to trek in our snow gear. The “Mystical Forest” snow covered trees was our favorite highlight. Mildly hilly balanced with flat terrain.

While I really enjoyed this hike, Moderate in not how I would describe it. It is really hard, I thought, and with the leaves and tree nuts on the ground, it was like walking on ball bearings. I found myself on my behind more than once. But it really was beautiful for a late November day, we saw 5 deer, a couple of woodpeckers and piles of squirrels. And our dog had a blast.

11 months ago

Nice hike

hiking
11 months ago

Nice hike

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Great add on to South Point trail. More cliff views, beautiful.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Very pretty but more of a simple walk than an actual hike. The history of this location is its best selling point.

hiking
Friday, October 13, 2017

A great hiking trail with a diverse forest.

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