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The landscape of rural Guernsey County appears as a patchwork of forested hills, open meadows and misty valleys threaded by numerous streams At the heart of this region is Salt Fork State Park, encompassing the woodlands and fields flanking Salt Fork Reservoir As Ohio's largest state park, Salt Fork boasts 17,229-acres of recreational facilities to suit nearly every taste

Nice, quick hike with helpful signs along the way. The trail is very narrow in some spots, so if you don't like being hit by branches, long pants are a good option here.
The lower trail has beautiful views of the lake along the way and it wouldn't be a terrible idea to take that route both ways as there's nothing too remarkable on the upper trail.
There's a nice dock towards the last leg of the lower trail, so if you're wanting to have lunch/dinner here that would be the perfect spot. Enjoy! This is certainly a beautiful park with lots to see and do!

Good for horses only. Too much flies and horses shit

hiking
1 month ago

Fun little loop down the hollow and back up, from the "C" camp area. Took the kids (ages 6 - 10), was no problem for them.

did white A loop at end of April..nice walk by the lake and past a cemetery

walked blue trail 4-23-17..nice trail.took little over 3 hours...says it's 12 miles on map

We did the entire Blue Bridal trail. This was very challenging! There wasn't much break time between inclines and declines and this time of year is very muddy! It takes much more strength and endurance than drier months.

Also, we stuck with the trail and it was 8 miles, but I started recording from the parking lot because it was a good 1/4-1/2 mile to the trail head. We weren't certain we could park at trail head because it is for horses.

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

Stne House Loop Trail Is a located in Salt Fork State Park. It is an easy to moderate trail with the lower lake side part of the loop being much more level and easy with nice views of the lake. The upper loop is more of a woodland trail with much more elevation change. The trail will take you to The Stone House which is an 1840's era house which has been recently restored. It is now full of period items and staffed on the weekends during the summer season. This trail was listed as one of the 15 best trails in Ohio by Knowyourstate.com. Not sure about that but a good trail.

Going back this weekend to hike cool place.

hiking
Friday, November 28, 2014

on Forest Crest Trail

Friday, July 25, 2014