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
1 month ago

Went in April 2017. River was nice but as others mentioned the mud along the one portion is a little much. all in all a nice day hike. Easy to get your steps in

hiking
2 months ago

backpacking
3 months ago

on the 4th of july 2017 my wife and i did the vondergreen trail. we started from gaston's mill and went to sprucevail rd and back. over all a great hike however the lower vondergreen section was pure mud(the trail is for the most part 10 inches away from the waterline of beaver creek and it had rained pretty hard the weekend before) the last 200 yards of the lower we were pushing through grass in the 7-8 ft tall range. after we got onto the main trail things were much better and the upper vondergreen was good too.there is some pretty beat up sections of the trail due to people taking their horses onto the non horse trail vondergreen. it is very scenic and worth the hike. there are campsites available at both ends of the trail. also this trail is also a section of both the buckeye trail and the north country trail which makes it just a bit more intriguing(at least for me). this makes a great trail for a boyscout troop as it long enough and has campsites where needed. also there is the historic marker where pretty boy floyd was killed near enough to walk from the trail too. and along the trail are lots of old 19th century riverboat locks.

hiking
3 months 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
4 months 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
5 months ago

hiking
6 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
Monday, October 17, 2016

mountain biking
Sunday, October 02, 2016

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
Sunday, October 02, 2016

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

hiking
Wednesday, July 13, 2016

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.

hiking
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.