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Caesar Creek State Park Perimeter Loop Trail

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Caesar Creek State Park

Caesar Creek State Park Perimeter Loop Trail is a 12.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Waynesville, Ohio that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and fishing and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 12.4 mi Elevation gain 843 ft Route type Loop
Dog friendly Kid friendly Fishing Hiking Nature trips Walking Beach Forest Lake Views Wild flowers Wildlife Over grown Rocky Washed out Off trail
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Jon Scheetz
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Patrick Albrecht
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Natalie Natalie Kullgren
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James Heintz
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Brianna White
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Alayne Chapman
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Micah Webster
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Make sure you give yourself plenty of time to do this trail! We started a little late and ended RIGHT when it got super dark. But ending at the park and watching the stars come out was incredible. It's insanely dark out there and makes for great star watching! Use this app and keep checking where you are. This trail isn't very obvious and we were pretty confused a couple times. I would wear some face sunscreen. There were a couple portions where the sun was out and burned me. But 90% of it is completely covered. Also make sure you have good ankle support. This trail has a lot of uneven ground and can roll your ankle if you're not careful. All in all it was a fantastic hike and really tested me physically.

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James Heintz
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Wojciech Sak
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did it on a bike. 5% pushing. doable but not a mtb trail.

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Jamie Lang
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Dick Blanc
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Great 4hr 40 minute loop around Caesars Creek lake!

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Alayne Chapman
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Brian Hone
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Alex Finnie
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Have entered at two different locations. Hiked 3 miles in and back from each. About 2:10 time plus playing time for the dog. Love the elevation changes; great for cardio burn at a fast pace. Dog loves the trails and playing in the water. Wonderful trails and views

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James Heintz
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scott miesmer
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Jamie Lang
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Lexi Plunkett
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Randall Haskins
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Just did an out and back of about 6 miles total. There are some nice views of the lake and challenging elevation.

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Cayman Unterborn
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Wonderful hike. Just long enough to test your backpacking kit out on a longer trail

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dorian naveh
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All in all a nice, well marked hike, moderate due to the distance and some elevation gain. Glad I downloaded AllTrails map as needed it occasionally to find path. Distance is 13 miles not 12.4. Some good old growth and forest as well as lake access. Amazingly beautiful (and huge) Lilly pad flowers. Late summer meant no water in streams or falls but still lovely somewhat challenging hike. Took us about 5 hours at a constant 2.8mph pace. Would do it again in the fall or spring for more water. A bit buggy at times.

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Dave Vanderburgh
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lots of up and down but overall a great trail. one section you have to walk along State route 73 which is under construction.

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Emily Hughes
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Dangerous bridge crossing where the construction is happening on 73. Other than that it was a challenging, well-marked trail and had beautiful views.

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Rebekah Bass
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Beautiful trail! I went clockwise starting from Wellman Trailhead. Yellow blazes are apparent for the most part but did have to pull out my phone a few times to double check my intuition. There are maps along the way posted about. There are plenty of side trails to the water for a quick view or to jump in. My favorite spot was a small beachy area that's hard to miss but it's between N1 and O1 on the posted maps. I was definitely curious about SR73 before heading out. There is a sign posted saying "trail closed" as you head up to the road. Once at the road, at 2pm on a Monday there were no workers. I was able to walk in the middle where the construction was. Once you're over the bridge you have to hop back over the guardrails and walk along the highway for a bit but the shoulder is quite big as an added protection. (There is another spot with some road walking on Clarksville Rd so- if you are unsure about walking along roads this may be a bit nerve-racking for you.) Loved all the sights along the way on this trail. Bridges, waterfall (although pretty dried up), cemetery, pioneer village, beachy spots. It was a perfect day!

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Cynthia Mathias
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Ended up being 13.2 miles for my husband, my dog and I. Elevation was about 1498 according to my Garmin watch. There’s still construction going on across the bridge along State route 73. At 2 pm on a Sunday we were able to jump the guard rail, run across one lane and walk on the lane that had construction guys parked and working. It says proper PPE is required to be on the lane but no one said anything. You also walk on a road where the dam is too. Cross by a lot of parking lots. Very well marked with the yellow trail signs. Our small/medium sized dog was able to grab water from the creeks and streams and he swam in some of the lake areas. I would say moderate is fair rating for this. Conditions were dry for us so not sure how it is after a lot of rain. Pretty shaded for a lot of it.

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Jeff Fenter
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Charles Smith
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Chad Fleming
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I only did an out and back today for 6.5 miles. This is a nice trail. I like the lake views and the cedar trees mixed in throughout. Not too crowded on the section I hiked which was nice. Horseshoe falls area is usullay busier. Fairly well maintained. I am building up to do all 12 miles at once.

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James Lehr
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Not good for ride bicycles this trail

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