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1 month ago

OK, I'm going to give you a better trail to hike than Deer Run (which is nice in its own right, don't get me wrong.). It's goes along the contour lines at ridge top, so there isn't much up and down but you're at elevation, so you get some nice views in the winter. In the summer, you're hiking through a very nice woods that's not near roads.

You'll go out of the end of the parking lot near the latrine. After walking a few hundred yards, you'll see the trail splits. Deer Run Trail is the right fork. Take the left fork instead. You'll go past some old overgrown fields on your left. Just as you enter the woods, you'll see the Buckeye Trail go off to the right. Take that. Follow it until you come to a trail junction. Going right will take you through some nice conifer stands down to the intersection of Ira and Martin Roads...but you'll have a steep climb to get back to the trail junction. Go left to return to the parking lot. (Pay attention to make sure you catch the trail past the fields to your right that will get you back to your car...you don't want to repeat the entire loop again!)

Parts of this trail have heavy poison ivy in the summer.

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3 months ago

Pretty views with plenty of incline. Will return!

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

walking
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

on Deer Run Trail

hiking
Friday, May 20, 2016

Trail is well-marked and well-maintained. There are some nice views of Yellow Creek at the segment farthest from the parking lot, and some areas nearer the parking lot that probably present a nice view when the maple trees aren't fully leafed out.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Great trail. Not wheel chair or stroller friendly though.