Buckhorn Trail is a 2.6 mile out and back trail located near Springfield, Ohio. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking and trail running. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.6 miles
190 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly


trail running


over grown


6 months ago

when I first started this Trail I was skeptical about it. Where I parked, the trail started in a field so I didn't have High Hopes. But after winding around slightly too a different parking spot, I found where the woods began. This was a more enjoyable hike than I expected! It is a one-person wide unpaved Trail, which is exactly what I like. I wouldn't call it overgrown like some other reviews have, but there are some Fallen trees on the trail that make you go over and under and in between. The entire Trail was heavily wooded, which was great and it was a little bit longer than I anticipated. Alton back was about a total of 3.25 miles as opposed to the 2.6 listed on here. Towards the end there was a trail that branched off to the left side that I assumed led to a parking area, but instead I continued straight and ended up at the lake. overall this path was one that exceeded my expectations and I wouldn't hesitate to go back to it again.

Friday, January 27, 2017

I enjoy this trail, have hiked it many times, it's about a 20 minute hike to the Crabill homestead, in which you hike through some old growth trees which are inspiring, then at the homestead there is a wonderful view of the lake and surrounding areas, great hike for the family!

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Was a nice trail- little bit overgrown but a good easy trail. Limited hills, so easy on the legs! The available map was a little off- the trail does keep going farther than than what's on the map.

Had a few good views of the lake and some good lead color yesterday!

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

We used this app to help us find Buckhorn trail. My children and I have spend a lot of time hiking. while we enjoyed being lead down Jeweltoed 3 times and about a mile down Buckcreek path, we had decided to end our search and to explore the Prarie. Crazy enough, we accidently found Buckhorn path at the end of the Prarie path.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Went a couple weeks ago and while I can see the potential in the trail, about halfway through I stopped and turned around because it was so overgrown! There were a ton of spider webs which just goes to show that its not hiked very often. If the trail was better taken care of it would be an amazing, easy, trail for a quick few hours of hiking, but that wasn't the case. I was really disappointed it wasn't better taken care of.

Sunday, October 04, 2015

Better for cycling, uninteresting wall with views of creek cut off

Thursday, July 23, 2015

This trail is longer than said here. I've never finished it though, I turn around after a few hours. The trail can be small at times, but it's nice to be in the woods. You are alone. My dog always loved this trail. It has a creek close to the beginning, so on our way back, he'd cool off there before we could finish.

Monday, September 02, 2013

Out and back trail with trailhead at Prairie View picnic shelter. Trail appears to not get much use. I went out 2 miles and turn around. Tough to follow at times.

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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Sunday, July 09, 2017

recorded Buck Creek Reserve

Sunday, December 01, 2013