Buzzardroost Rock Trail

MODERATE 42 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.

5.3 miles
715 feet
Out & Back

kid friendly



nature trips


wild flowers


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.

19 days ago

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

21 days ago

26 days 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.

1 month ago

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

1 month ago

3 months ago

3 months ago

beautiful trail with wonderful views

3 months ago

3 months ago

Very nice maintain Trail great view at the end

5 months ago

6 months ago

Good trail

6 months ago

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

7 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

8 months ago

Absolutely gorgeous! I love this trail! The view at the top makes it so worth it!

9 months ago

Great trail with a great view at the top! Parking available but no restroom/water fill up.

10 months ago

11 months ago

the best trail I have been on in this area. we went the day after a rain and there was a few slick spots but was easily passable. be ready for a good workout. great view at the end. when you get to the split the 1.2 mile leg has better scenery.

Tuesday, April 05, 2016