Buzzardroost Rock Trail

MODERATE 47 reviews

Buzzardroost Rock Trail is a 5.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near West Union, Ohio that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until October.

DISTANCE
5.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
715 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

The most popular of all trails in the Edge of Appalachia Preserve system is the one that leads to Buzzardroost Rock, which stands like a giant limestone monument far above the waters of Ohio Brush Creek. The panoramic scene from this hilltop has been called Ohios most spectacular view. Buzzardroost Rock trail is not a loop, and the round trip hike of three miles is considered moderately difficult, with steep grades and steps. Preserve naturalists suggest that hikers plan to spend a minimum of two to three hours for the round trip, allowing time to observe the natural features along the way and enjoy the scenic view from the top of the rock.

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2 months ago

Hiked this on a frigid snowy day in January and it was still very enjoyable. Beautiful view, waterfalls, peaceful meadows and some abandoned buildings to explore, very nice! My only complaint is that I wandered around the parking lot for 20 minutes trying to find the actual start of the trail, so be warned, if there's snow on the ground the trail is very hard to see.

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3 months ago

great day hike with a well deserved wide open panoramic view as a reward.

3 months ago

3 months ago

Took the old trail off the high way, could tell that it hadn't been used overt often in the past few years. Beautiful view at the top.

hiking
3 months ago

Glad I found this trail........the panoramic view 1/2 on trail is what makes the loop worth the hike........it's annoying that u have to hear traffic the first 44 minutes though

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6 months ago

beautiful trail with wonderful views

6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Very nice maintain Trail great view at the end

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8 months ago

9 months ago

Good trail

9 months ago

Beautiful day for a hike with a nice breeze to help with the climb.

10 months ago

Great trail! My dog and I loved the walk today and look forward to going back soon. The view is worth the hike