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I would've given a better rating if more than half the trail wasn't along a busy road. The last part of the trail was more peaceful. Relatively flat except for a downhill at the beginning and a nice short climb at the end.

Easy trail!

Nice trail, not always marked well, but the path is well worn. Very muddy right now, “cave” is a lot smaller than I thought but still nice. Decent elevation, especially for Ohio.

hiking
29 days ago

little bit muddy!

I’d rate this a 3.5. The back half of trail by the river was lovely. Nice opportunity for pics. We also enjoyed a few off trail adventures out on the bluffs. Perfect for dogs. Not too many people. A lot of trash near the river. We made this a 3.6 mile hike by exploring the bluffs and river. I’ll be back.

First time at this trail and was happily surprised by how nice it was. Ended up being around 4 miles with nice elevation changes. Took our 9 month old border collie with us and she had no troubles. We went counter clockwise and enjoyed the small waterfall at the end of the hike - for where we parked at. Really enjoyed this hike & I’m looking forward to going back in the summer!

Trees down everywhere blocking many parts of the trail. Some apparently for months. Truly sad that park maintenance staff haven’t done their jobs. I probably could be a nice trail but not in its current state of disrepair.

trail running
2 months ago

This is one of my favorite trails in the area that I can cross-country ski in winter and trail run with pack the rest of the year. If you do a brisk pace you can do this one in 45-50 minutes without killing yourself. In the summer I usually stretch the time to an hour. Its about 2 hours if you slow hike it. Can be muddy at times in the low spots. Can recall many years back having to stop and get ice off my skis before I could continue on the better parts of the trail when the weather was borderline.

I really enjoyed this hike. Lots of gentle hills and valleys, and enjoyed the rocks and “cave”. Really looking forward to returning in the spring when everything is green.

Waterfall is beautiful frozen, favorite part of the trail!

The scenery is beautiful. Some areas were a little steep and along with the leaves it was a little slippery. There was one section that was full of thorn bushes and our coats and clothes snagged the whole way. Muddy as all hell but overall a great hike.

4 months ago

Beautiful trail with a lot of hills!

This my go-to if I’m not in the mood to search for a new trail. Be sure to use the nature trail (instead of the paved path) for a proper “hike”. I usually start by the Marina where there is plenty of parking. The nature trailhead is just behind the shop.

The back half was beautiful but the first mile or so was just grass and dense brush.

Parking is limited but the trail is really pretty

hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful hike. It felt longer than expected for some reason. I'm usually into waterfall/rock formation hikes, so this was a nice change of pace. Glad I went. Fairly easy with fantastic lake views and mild hilly terrain to make it really interesting. Park at the boat rental area and hike counter clockwise.

Followed the red trail to the green trail. Red trail wasn't marked that well and at times we had to guess that we were going the right way. Red trail shares time with the horse trail so that meant most of the walk was covered in horse poop, so that was annoying trying to go up the hills and around the poop all the time. We went backward on the green trail and went up the hills. The green trail seemed more populated with dog walkers everywhere. It was a beautiful day and the trails were pretty. I didn't see trash and the water was clear. Stopped at the Nature Center and it was a cute little stop.

Fun trail to hike but not all that well marked. Beautiful sights on the lake, but I'm not crazy about how much of it was on or near the road

As a few others have said, it is a nice set of trails but somewhat confusing. We ended up on a few different trails. We brought our dogs (both over 80lbs) and there were lots of tree hurdles they loved jumping over! Was a little more challenging with dogs, otherwise we would have gone further. Great hike though! Not heavily traveled which was nice. Will do again!

hiking
7 months ago

Great trail to hike with the family.

trail running
7 months ago

Not my favorite trail for hiking, but it's a nice loop for trail running. Not too long and has enough hills and obstacles to keep you on your toes. I usually do a clockwise loop so I don't have to go up the steep hill at the very end.

quiet trail that's a bit overgrown. The trail is not marked in some areas which can lead to confusion.

hiking
7 months ago

Monderate for sure. Beautiful scenery was beautiful.

trail running
8 months ago

A little confusing when it hits the yellow trail so we just turned left on yellow and went yellow back. 4 miles exactly. Nice trail.

This was a lovely hike that was nice and quiet and pretty. I did find the trail a bit confusing though. At the trail head it says the trail is something like 1.18miles, but I think that is just one way. When you get to the old sugar shack (a stone footprint of a building and chimney) you have reached (I think) the farthest point, so if you walk towards and over the mountain biking board walk that will get you to the rest of the hike loop to go back to the trail head. Or if you came from that way, go over the board walk and look for the foot path across from the sugar shack. It's not as easy to spot as the mountain bike trail.

The end is the best part! Easy, well marked Trail with only a little steepness.

hiking
8 months ago

Beautiful trail. Enjoyed it very much. I would do this trail again in the future for-sure.

Not too easy, not too hard. I also thought the trail was a little confusing - ended up doing half yellow MTB trail and half red/sugarbush trail for about 3.5 miles. I liked that the terrain was slightly more primitive and the mature trees kept the trails well-shaded.

A lot of steep hills both up and down. Recommend starting at the trail head so you don't see the best parts first.

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