Looking for a great trail in Salt Fork State Park, Ohio? AllTrails has 10 great hiking trails, dogs leash trails, lake trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 6 easy trails in Salt Fork State Park ranging from 1 to 2.2 miles and from 928 to 1,082 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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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

Very fun trail , my daughters favorite like you can go up hill or stay near water

My dog and I had a great hike. I loved the trail. It wasn’t difficult, but I appreciated some of the elevation changes. I agree that it’s not for all dogs and beginners.

The hike is not well maintained as the path is quite tiny. Also, it was covered in poison ivy. The rocks were cool to see on the hike, but didn’t get a great view of the lake.

5 months ago

Nice for a family of young kids didn't take super long to finish close to the lake

Nice shades trail, however there was a lot of trees across the trail. I also thought we'd be able to get to the lake, but the bank drops off to the water.

Absolutely love this location and all the options it has to offer for family and friends. So many memories have been made here

I’m so happy we chose salt fork! Rent camped at Bigfoot Ridge and it was just perfect.

Believe it’s more secluded than knob trail for being close to it has different scenery

Whole family(dogs included) love this trail .especially lower section close to lake,

6 months ago

Nice loop trail that goes right next to the water. The stone house at the end was fascinating. The trail wasn't too overgrown either

The beginning is very cool with all of the huge pine trees. The trail is marked very well up until a hill where it says "end" in red on a tree. While there is no real trail after that point I would suggest walking down the hill to the lake. There are great views by the water and lots of huge rocks to explore down there.

Pretty views along the lower portion by the water. But a lot of overgrowth on the trail, trying to avoid wild roses most of the time.

9 months ago

Great views, and mini waterfalls. This trail could use a looping trail from the end, down the hill and back over to point W. Possibly using part of the White Trail.

9 months ago

I hiked this trail today, and with the rain storm from last night, I expected the worst. It was okay, as I only had to scale a couple creeks with teetering skills on fallen trees, and make my way thru the water logged trails in spots. As said, this trail is only 2.15 miles long in one direction. I tallied 4.3 miles total from looping it back the exact same way.

10 months ago

Nice hike.

10 months ago


We hiked the Blue Bridal Trail. Not a bad trail, a little sloppy due to the recent rain. A great deal of elevation change. My gps said 8 miles after it was all said and done. No great overlooks or views of the lake on this trail but the scenery was still very nice.

10 months ago

Hiked this trail today, and while it challenged me, I loved It! not sure where they got the 8.8 mikes from, end to end it is 2 miles according to the Salt Fork map, making it 4 miles out and back. It is well marked and some nice views of the lake.

Monday, December 04, 2017

Too treacherous for dogs and kids and beginners.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Nice trail not overgrown easy to follow well marked good for kids many photo ops

Friday, October 13, 2017

Nice trail but definitely a little overgrown. We didn't see a soul on our whole trip. A LOT of ticks. Make sure you wear sleeves and treat with Permethrin. Beautiful lake views.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Definitely a little overgrown, definitely wear pants. Sadly we didn't escape the bugs that stung. 3 of 6 of us got stung a couple of times each. Good trail otherwise though, a could nice views of the lake.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Fairly overgrown path. Wear pants. There is a dock over the water near the house which gives a very pretty secluded view.

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

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

Saturday, July 01, 2017

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.

Friday, April 28, 2017

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

Monday, April 24, 2017

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

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