Boston to Red Lock Loop via Buckeye Trail and Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath

MODERATE 20 reviews

Boston to Red Lock Loop via Buckeye Trail and Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath is a 7.8 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Boston, Ohio that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
7.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
774 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

hiking
3 months ago

Excellent hike. Plenty of flatter sections that allow for easy trail running. The end is 2 miles on the Tow Path.

hiking
4 months ago

The first two miles have the most elevation change so it's the most difficult part. After that it levels off and becomes easy.

hiking
5 months ago

Pretty difficult for the first few miles on the Buckeye Trail portion, but still a lot of fun. The Towpath is a good break while you walk back. Some cool views along the way.

There are a couple trees/obstacles along the Buckeye Trail when I went; was not a problem though.

hiking
9 months ago

Fantastic hike. The first 4.8 miles are rough but if you get through that you get to a beautiful outlook at 4.8 miles. Also Blue Hen Waterfall is easily accessible from the trail. Very muddy but it’s that time of year. I did get off trail for a bit but it was easy to get back too.

hiking
11 months ago

Great loop through the woods with beautiful landscape that follows the Buckeye trail from Boston Mills to Jaite and returns on the towpath.

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Sunday, August 13, 2017