hiking

trail running

dog friendly

forest

views

Great Seal State Park is dedicated to the wilderness spirit of Ohio The history of the Shawnee nation and Ohio's early statehood is centered in these rugged hills Challenging trails take visitors to scenic vistas of distant ridgetops and the Scioto Valley below These very hills are depicted on the Great Seal of the State of Ohio, from which the park gets its name

Nice trail quit good work I would do it again

Not bad got to watch out for disk golf great to to be outdoors

trail running
23 days ago

Decent area for a trail run, lots of up and down , but the trail was fairly clear. We saw a lot of deer, both on the way in and while hiking. Very private and secluded, HOT in the summer with humidity.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

Challenging steepness on the ascent but worth it.

hiking
8 months ago

some challenging hill climbs and gorgeous foliage!

hiking
8 months ago

Bunker Hill Trail is a nice hike around with a couple of points to climb to the top. The approach to this trail has a bit of a steep climb to Mark R. Otherwise, once on the trail you experience little change in elevation. There are plenty of mountain bikers on this trail - so be ready for some who approach quickly.

hiking
9 months ago

The path on this Lick Run Trail is well-defined. There are some nice ups and downs - you'll feel like a roller coaster at times. Mountain bikers share the trail, so you'll see parts of the trail venture off for bikers to enjoy a ramp/jump occasionally.

hiking
9 months ago

Enjoy this mix of elevation - with half the trail a steep ascent and the other half fairly flat. It's a short point-to-point trail with some possible sighting of dear, a pond (near Marker CC), and some quiet paths deep in the forest. There can be the occasional mountain biker - so be attentive.

hiking
9 months ago

For the Mt. Ives Connector trail - Fun edge walking with the thrill of some steep hillsides. It's a narrow trail at times as you wind your way up Mt. Ives from Marker W. It's worth the ascent up Mt. Ives Trail to take this connector trail to the Shawnee Ridge Trail. During the winter months you can see some great views of the surrounding hillside. During the rest of the year, the forest is dense and provides great solitude in your hike. There can be an occasional mountain biker - albeit rare.

If you want a short walk, run, or trail exercising -- this is the trail for you! With several stations peppered along this trail for added workouts, you can get all your exercise needs in one stop. Plus, the added views of the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Trail path is wide and easy to navigate.

Enjoyable hike with a burst of strenuous activity about midway through. Ascend Sugarloaf Mountain for a challenge that will leave you sweating on the coldest of days. Reach the top for some great glimpses of the surrounding foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Bring a hammock in the milder months and enjoy a nice breeze and a nap. For this hike, it was a cold day (~25 F) and still enjoyed it all!

11 months ago

This trail can easily be rated as an easy trail. If you've hiked anywhere besides flat states like Ohio this incline is extremely easy.

hiking
Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Great Seal was a fun and challenging hike. We started at parking lot B (I think) and worked our way through small hills and then up the side of a relatively small, but steep elevation. Getting to the top wasn't easy but the view and accomplishment was well worth it!