Buckeye Trail and Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Loop

MODERATE 55 reviews

Buckeye Trail and Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Loop is a 3.6 mile loop trail located near Peninsula, Ohio and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and road biking and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
413 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

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1 month ago

Honestly, this is probably a 3-star trail, but it's where I first met my partner, sooooo... 4. :D

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This is my favorite trail to take new hikers on. I Take my friends and we park a car at the winking lizard in peninsula and then start in Boston. Then hike the 4.5 mile section of the buckeye Trail to the Winking lizard, grab some food and a cold beer and that's that. Along the way there are some nice overlooks of the valley if you can ignore the turnpike below you. It is the easiest section of the buckeye train in the CVNP outside of when if follows the towpath. There is a gradual uphill at the start and then is flat for the rest until maybe mile 4 and it goes down and back up. and that is it. ez pz

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7 months ago

I have hiked the buckeye trail cvnp section many many times and the section between Boston and Peninsula is probobly the easiest and has the best views. Just have to imagine and pretend that the turnpike is not there in at one of the valley overlook spots along the way. I usually don't take the towpath back to Boston from Peninsula just do an out and back and it's a nice day hike through the valley. If you have a buddy with you you can always grab a cold drink at the Winking lizard in Peninsula before you head back too or grab a pint of Mitchell's ice cream from the trail mix store in Peninsula on a hot day and then head back to Boston.

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