Burr Oak Reservoir Lakeview Trail

EASY 15 reviews
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Burr Oak Reservoir Lakeview Trail is a 22 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Glouster, Ohio that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
22.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2201 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

lake

views

wild flowers

backpacking
2 months ago

A beautiful trail, well marked and well cleared. There was even a team of volunteers clearing trails while we hiked. We hiked the perimeter of the lake, simply called the backpack trail. Plenty of places to camp, very scenic lake views that always insisted on a nice break. A great place for anyone just starting out or veterans. Very relaxing. Can be pretty dry during the fall and looks like it would flood semi-easily during a rainy season. Water at every camp site and dock (except for dock #3, the fountains didn't work there). There weren't too many streams flowing, but granted it is fall (There was an extreme abundance of streams, they were just dry). Overall a beautiful place. Couldn't recommend enough.

hiking
2 months ago

I hiked from the dam to dock 4 and back and wow, this trail is charming. Beautiful views, quiet, lots of birds and the forest smelled so sweet and piney. Nice little rock formations, decent changes in elevation and a few steep places. I suggest trekking poles as the trail is already covered in dead leaves. It took me three hours exactly and that included several stops for photos and water. This trail is so much better than Wildcat Hollow which is right next door. There are several places to take a dip in the lake or filter water. A few trees blocking the trail but they’re easy to get over and the blow downs looked recent so I’m sure they’ll get cleaned up soon. I’m not sure I’d rate this section as easy, it’s more moderate. Loved it!

hiking
3 months ago

I started at Jenkins Dam and went to dock 1 and turned around. 6.8 miles. A few fallen trees and some places vegetation was taking over, but considering tail end of summer it was really nice.

backpacking
3 months ago

Great trail. Started at dock 1 to Burr Oak Cove campground which was 3.8 miles due to a late start. Great views of the lake and wooded setting. Most of the trail is on the edge of the lake therefore the bugs and spider webs were everywhere. The trail to the campground is well traveled but only semi marked, but was worth the uphill journey to get to it. Was a perfect spot for a first solo backpacking trip.

hiking
Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Excellent challenge trails in all weather. Suggest the BTA EGGS annual challenge at this location! Bring water.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Nice trail with a lot of scenic views of the lake. Stopping points along the way are the Tom Jenkins Dam and a boat dock. Length varies by where you start the hike.

hiking
Tuesday, December 13, 2011

note: the trail is part of a 39 mile backpacking loop network in Burr Oak SP and the Wayne NF.

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hiking
Wednesday, September 14, 2016

hiking
Tuesday, October 27, 2015

hiking
Thursday, December 05, 2013

walking
Saturday, June 22, 2013