Beaver Creek State Park, in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, is one of Ohio's most scenic parks The park includes Little Beaver Creek, a state and national wild and scenic river, and 2,722 acres of forest wilderness The rich history of the area invites visitors to explore Gaston's Mill, pioneer village and abandoned canal locks Nearby is a 2,105 acre Wildlife Area

hiking
2 days ago

I really liked this hike, but the low trail is not currently accessible unless you'd like to walk in grasses about 6 feet tall. It creeps me out to walk through grass taller than myself!

The rest of the trail is in fairly good condition but if you go when it is hot and humid, wear good eye protection because the bugs are brutal!

Beautiful views of the creek. just the right balance of difficulty. check out Gretchens lock while you're here!

hiking
17 days ago

One of our favorite hikes. Realty ver views and woodlands. Lots of wildflowers and wildlife. Just off a great campground. A bit off the path is a very nice historical village.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

This trail may quickly become one of my favorite afternoon hikes. It is a perfect balance of steep, grueling inclines, and gentle, rolling terrain. The views at the top are spectacular, and the spring wildflowers this time of year are lovely. You'll definitely want to take the Upper trail though if you want the full experience. If you start at the parking area and hike to Gretchen's Lock and back, it's a little over 6 miles. There's also a really neat 1800's historic mill and town near the parking area. There's definitely something for everyone here! My only word of caution is, wear decent footwear. Not only is it rocky in spots, but parts of the trail are also accessible to horses, so there are some pretty mucky areas. Other than that, I loved this trail! I'll definitely be back to go further! Oh, and the dog loved it too!!

hiking
8 months ago

mountain biking
8 months ago

A nice park with nice trails. It was the second mountain bike trail of the day so I was a little saddle weary but the scenery kept my mind off it.

mountain biking
8 months ago

Another nice mountain bike trail. The weather was a beautiful early fall day.

hiking
11 months ago

Great trail! Worth the effort. Take the upper loop in the Summer (too many weeds and poor view on the lower). The views of the old locks on this hike are spectacular. Be sure to get to Gretchen's lock (it's haunted by a little girl named Gretchen - Google it for the story). I would say this is a moderate to difficult trail. A lot of up and back down the mountain. But well worth it. Beautiful park.

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Thursday, June 16, 2016

hiking
Sunday, April 24, 2016

Vondergreen trail is not a loop. It dead ends after 3.5 miles. Otherwise nice hike.

on Dogwood Trail

hiking
Sunday, April 24, 2016

hiking
Thursday, November 19, 2015

I love this trail. The trail has recently been cleared and the blazes re painted. It was a beautiful trail. A few drawbacks were there was a wash out so I had to go around and the horses really tear it up. Take the upper if your hiking while the creek is high. You will not be able to hike through to the state park bridge. I will hike this again! This would be a bad ass trail for mountain biking.

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Friday, May 22, 2015

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Thursday, May 14, 2015

hiking
Thursday, January 08, 2015

I would go back with my mountain bike but probably not again for hike. It's a really pretty hike along the creek, but the end sections of the trail are horse friendly, meaning they are completely torn up and muddy. There are also a lot of small side trails which are good in that the offer extra places to explore, but bad because they're not well blazed or marked on the maps, so you're not alway sure where you're headed. Even the main trail isn't well blazed, and I had to make some guesses along the way to stay on course. The park itself gets 4 stars (very pretty!) but I'd give the activity of hiking here only maybe 2 or 3 max.

hiking
Sunday, September 07, 2014

We just finished this trail. We started at the group camp and finished at Gaston's Mill. Fairly easy trail, but as stated in one of the other reviews do not follow the trail by the creek the entire way. From the group camp we turned left at Gretchen's lock on what looked like a horse trail. Then we followed the next trail to the right up a steep hill. This will take you up and over the hill and eventually take you to another obvious horse trail where you turn left. This will connect back to the Lower Vondergreen. Overall a nice hike. We passed two hikers over the duration of the hike, so it is fairly secluded.

hiking
Saturday, May 17, 2014