Blue Jacket Loop Trail is a 1.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near North Bend, Ohio that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

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Meadows of goldenrod and thistle, deep woods, scenic overlook (Shawnee Lookout) This trail, named after Chief Blue Jacket of the Shawnee Indians has a lovely blend of wood and meadow. In the summer, the goldenrod and thistle in the meadows draw monarch butterflies, and the slippery elm, sugar maple, and other trees provide great colors in the fall. There are signs throughout the trail describing wildlife as well as benches to rest on in the scenic areas. Shawnee Overlook is about half-way through the trail, and the benches invite hikers to sit and appreciate the view of the Great Miami River and the hills of southwestern Indiana (the barely-visible highway is only a minor intrusion). About half of the trail is gravel so walking is easy, but the loud crunching of my feet on the path scared away any potential wildlife spottings. This is a heavily-traveled trail, perfect for families with younger children. This short trail is perfect for locals or vacationers looking for a liesurely stroll through the woods.

Shawnee Lookout, Hamilton County Parks 513-941-0120

The trailihead is located off of a parking lot where there is a picnic area. The trail is clearly marked and there is a brief history of the area nearby.

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Calvin Spencer
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Nice quiet. More elevation change than I anticipated.

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Angi Metzger
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it was a nice 1.2 mile gravel trail that loops around. very wooded and hilly.

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ReadySethGo 0613
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travis leonard
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Debbie Schaefer
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Hiking

Lots of spice bush on the trail. Some wildflowers just starting to bloom.

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Patty Grabow
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Stephanie Russo
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Muddy but nice

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Haylie S.
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Carrie Stevenson
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Easy. Not much to see.

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Tom Wurzelbacher
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Dennis Stamer
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Nice quiet hike.

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Ken Bogart
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Angela Lynn
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Duane Herth
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Kathy Kirby Sullivan
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WalkingGreat!

The trail is beautiful and well maintained!

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Erin Simons
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Michael Mathis
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Nice trail. Some ups and downs but nothing to strenuous. Some nice views.

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Teresa Ash
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HikingGreat!

More change in elevation than one would expect.

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Michael D
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Good trail

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Dana Johnson-Perry
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HikingGreat!

A nice short trail! There are some steeper inclines though, so more challenging that the “easy” label suggests. Pretty scenery. I usually combine with the Little Turtle trail. I love this park bc everything is well maintained and clearly marked!

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Sarah Jean
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Very nice trail. Lots of pretty flowers. Very well shaded. Easy trail. Has some steps but nothing strenuous.

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Deborah Hafley
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Well maintained trail. Mostly woods, but a lot of sun patches crossing fields under the power lines. Today there was no overlook. The brush/weeds had grown so tall I could not look out to see the view. Nice park, I will go back to try another trail.

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Alecia Kammer
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Rémi Darthos
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Not that pretty

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Greg Lind
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Very shaded throughout. Enjoyable trail with lots of wildlife.

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Emma Sue
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Rob Cassady
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Fun, easy trail

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Steve Honkomp
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Shane Dominion
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It’s a ok trail. It’s a got great views and it feels peaceful but the only problem I got is the bugs are super bad. Every minute something was buzzing in my ear. I think there flies. I walked a lot of nature trails and this is one of the worst with bugs. So if you don’t care about bugs buzzing in your ear every minute than this is a good trail.

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Kilted Hiker (biker)
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