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Caldwell Lake Trail

MODERATE 11 reviews
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Caldwell Lake Trail is a 4.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Chillicothe, Ohio that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 4.1 miles Elevation Gain: 734 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash


nature trips

bird watching



wild flowers



over grown

Directions from Chillicothe, OH: Travel south on U.S. Route 23 about 10 - 12 miles turn left (east) onto State Route 372. Travel it a half mile to the park. Pick up a trail map at the park office. Trailhead is located just west of the parking lot at the north end of Caldwell Lake.

Monday, July 30, 2018

Disappointed. Not well marked. Not well maintained. Very “buggy “ today. Stopped at little camp store for bug spray and they told us the other side of the trail was not groomed yet. Where we did hike was not groomed well. We walked the road back. Bummed.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Halfway through the Caldwell/fire tower trail and the trail just stops, completely lost to logging in the area; other 2 trails were decent but not marked at all.

Monday, April 24, 2017

sadly on Sunday April 23rd we were told trail unavailable as it was being logged. We did hike a 1.6 mile trail. You get trail head across street from camp store. take road back by campsite #48. you can add on a other .5 mile connector trail. great campground. walk in sites or Reservable sites. Beautiful wildflowers today.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Really fun. Some parts of the trail were a little narrow, but all in all a great hike.

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