West Branch State Park's large lake with its many forks and coves is extremely popular with fishermen, boaters and swimmers The park's meadows and woodlots provide an excellent backdrop for camping, hiking and horseback riding

Great trail. Felt very secluded. There is a portion of road that is highly traveled that I didn’t care for but Is needed to make the loop. Definitely need hiking boots due to wet areas. Second half after the road was hard to follow sometimes due to wooded areas not marked as well. Wore out my Labrador!

hiked this trail today. great trail, well marked. spent about a mile on the road in the middle and near the end. didn't see another person the whole way today.

Great trail and scenic views. See quite a bit of flora and fauna. The sheer value of fungi growth is intriguing as well. A nice short semi-challenging loop.

I would give this a 3.5. The trail was a little overgrown.

The trail is poorly marked at times, so take your time! I had to use my map quite often and the 7.9 miles turned in to 13, which i didn't mind so much because I wasn't on a time crunch. There are a few challenging areas and plenty of beautiful views. I didn't care for the on road section, as it's a heavily traveled state route.

Shore line views are stunning. Lots of roots and bridges. Great fun and challenging.

partially overgrown sometimes
mindful of road

Love hiking here. We go on the MTN bike trails when they're closed to bikers. It's a great hike with many switchbacks in and out of the woods along the lake! The dog loves to tag along :)

Don’t take your kids or pets on this trail! Path was poorly marked along most of the way. Also it’s not complete trail. You will be walking on the road for 2 approximately 1 mile segments. I don think we will be doing this again.

You can park near the camp office. The loop trail starts at point "A" between the parking lot and the camp office on the north side of the road. Each point is marked well. You have a great chance of seeing deer on this trail. I've hiked it several times and seen deer almost every time.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

 We hiked the Buckeye South Trail between Knapp Road and Rocksprings Road. Trailheads are so overgrown as to be difficult to find. Lack of signage makes that even worse.  Numerous deadfalls obstruct the trail so that following trail markings can be difficult.

Monday, May 29, 2017

a bit squishy, but fun. good workout.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The park itself is a little hard to get around. Lots of different paths to get you to the same place but it's all wonderful. I'm never disappointed whenever I find a perfect view of that lake and set up my hammock. Beautiful spot with little foot traffic.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Great hike. Followed the Blue Blazes of the Buckeye Trail.

mountain biking
Wednesday, January 21, 2015

I go here to MTB ride the trails. The last time I was there i saw a fox on Cable line road. Great MTB trails. Mostly dificult.

Saturday, November 02, 2013

Hiked the buckeye trail. Very muddy from horses going through there. Other than that, it was very nice. I will revisit here often.

mountain biking
Friday, October 18, 2013

some of the best mountain biking in Ohio. A bonus is the three mile ride on the dam that provides a elevated view of the lake, which by the way is beautiful.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

One of the best trails in Ohio! Very fun bridges and rock gardens. The single tracks are very fun and long with varying levels of difficulty.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Wonderful trails through a beautiful and peaceful forest! Many trails to choose from hike for an hour or all day!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Excellent trails! This place has it all! Best camping, hiking, and mountain biking!

mountain biking
Sunday, October 14, 2012

This is a great trail system with lots of options for your experience level. Lots of fun with rocks and a few hills, nothing major and worth the drive.

mountain biking
Wednesday, March 07, 2012

This a GREAT trail! It starts out moderate and progresses nicely. The rock garden is extremely challenging. One of my personal favorites and would recommend this trail to any level rider.

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