Tucked away in the rolling highlands of southwest Ohio, 1,058-acre Stonelick State Park offer a quiet retreat for visitors The still waters of the lake and stately woodlands provide the setting for a host of outdoor recreational pursuits

hiking
1 day ago

Very disappointing. Impassable at one point. Do not drive out of your way to go to this park or its trails. The only plus to the experience was spotting a bald eagle flying overhead in a clearing. Did further research and found one person on June 1st reported seeing one at the park. I would have given the trail more stars for those who wanted an easy 2 mile hike if they would have done some type of trail maintenance to make parts of it closest to the lake passable.

The location of this trail on All Trails is wrong. The trail head is located at 39.216236, -84.077444.. It is on the entrance drive into the park, near the maintenance buildings.

The trail is very easy flat and wide. Not at all hard to follow and no trial markings are really needed. However, a near by farm pond has completely flooded part of the trail area. And being very flat terrain the area does not drain well and the trail can be very muddy. Also the Asian long horn beetle and Emerald Ash Borer have taken their toll on the the trees. You will have to deal with down fallen trees. Finally you should note that this area is part of the public hunting area, thus, during hunting seasons, orange or other announcing colors should be worn.

Finally this is an excellent loop trail when combined with the lake view trail and some road hiking..

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9 months ago

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Sunday, May 01, 2016

Quick n easy. Secluded enough that no one else was on the trail.

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Sunday, May 01, 2016

Beware the rain. Do not recommend within a week of a rain storm. If you get past the first 150-200ft, congratulations... It gets worse. Basically becomes a marsh, trail hard to follow.

Might be worth the walk in drier conditions. Will try again... Weather permitting.

hiking
Sunday, August 30, 2015

This was our first tine on this trail. The start of the trail was open and an easy walk. There was very little invasive plants so you could see deep into the woods. As we got further along the trail the bush honeysuckle was blocking the veiws of the kake. We did see great blue herons on the lake but had to push these invasives out of the way. As we kept walking tge honeysuckle was growing over the trail, obscuring the trail in several places,

If you have young children that are unable to climb over fallen trees, you will be doing a but of lifting. Even though there gas been little rain recently, there are sohe soggy and muddy parts of the trail. In its current condition I would not recommend biking this trail.

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Sunday, August 16, 2015

This trail is a fairly easy trail. I just hiked it yesterday and it is VERY overgrown. But it is close to home and easily accessible from the campground.

Monday, June 23, 2014

spoke to a park ranger. "there are no mountain bike trails at Stonelick State Park."

mountain biking
Thursday, June 05, 2014

I rode this trail early June and I was disappointed. I spent as much time lifting my bike over trees as riding, some areas were grown over by wild rose bushes resulting in unpleasant thorn encounters, and trail markers have faded or fallen making following the trail a challenge at times. Of the parts of the trail that I could ride, I very much enjoyed myself and my new bike. I will definitely give it a second chance of it were maintained a bit.

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Monday, March 17, 2014

This trail is very flat, very muddy and very poorly marked. At one point there was a clear fork in the trail and no clear indication of which direction to go. Their were hundreds of frogs in the area and that was cool to see. We got frustrated with the conditions and lack of markings around half way and at the water tower took the access road to the Southwoods trails.

hiking
Monday, March 17, 2014

A very short and easy trail however in the wetter seasons it's very muddy. There were several areas with trees down over the trail that had yet to be cleared but even the 6 year old we had with us was able to navigate around them.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

We have only hiked this trail in the fall, which I suspect is the best time. It is a very easy hike with no real hills to speak of. We traversed the loop in a counterclockwise direction and I recall a spot near the end of the loop where the trail was not very well marked. We ended up on a well-travelled side trail that led to the campground and needed to backtrack to get on the loop trail itself. (Not a big issue, you certainly won't get lost as you end up at the campground).

While there is no spectacular scenery on this trail it is a nice wooded hike, with good trails. It would be a good trail to introduce young children to hiking as it is short and easy enough that they could likely complete the entire hike themselves.

Stonelick State Park is not a "destination" location, but if you live close by and want a place to get some time on the trail it is a decent spot to check out.

Connect this with the Southwoods Trail, the Lakeview Trail, and the Beechtree Traill and you can get about 6 miles of hiking.

hiking
Thursday, November 08, 2012

This trail is really just a connector joining the Beechtree and Lakeview trails with the Red Fox trail. If you just hike this trail as an out-and-back it is 1.6 miles; however, by combining this with the Red Fox trail (2 mile loop) you can get in 3.6 miles. The whole hike is wooded and for the most scenic experience a fall hike is my choice.

This is a very easy hike with no real hills to speak of other than a brief dip down to one of the small creeks flowing into Stonelick lake (maybe 50 feet down and back up, if that).

hiking
Thursday, November 08, 2012

This is a very easy (NO HILLS) wooded trail without much scenery, but still a nice hike if you are looking for something quick and close to home. If you stick solely to the Beechtree trail it is a 3 mile out-and-back (1.5 miles one-way) trail; but, by combining this with the 1 mile Lakeview trail and a .5 mile juant along the park roads you can make this a 3 mile loop. Adding the Lakeview trail also adds tremendously to the scenery!

The Beechtree trail can be very muddy in places as the terrain is flat with poor drainage.

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Saturday, June 09, 2012

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Thursday, September 02, 2010

This is a short, sweet trail with few travelers. If you want to be alone in nature, this a decent place to start.

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Thursday, September 02, 2010

The Red Fox trail is a beautiful trail in the fall. This trail is rarely traveled, so you will have a chance to enjoy the sights and sounds of nature. In the fall and winter, the trail is easily lost due to few travelers.