Camp Hilaka Lake Loop via Buckeye Trail

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Richfield Hertiage Preserve

Camp Hilaka Lake Loop via Buckeye Trail is a 2.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Richfield, Ohio that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

Length2.5 miElevation gain203 ftRoute typeLoop
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This trail is located at the Richfield Heritage Preserve, and it follows the old trails and roads of the now closed Girl Scout Camp - Camp Julia Crowell Hilaka. The trail takes you past many of the old camp buildings, and by the former camp's two lakes.

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Kate Crump
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Fairly well marked, but some parts were difficult to navigate. Wasn’t very muddy and not very crowded.

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MrsDarkDreamer User
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This is a fun place to go exploring with the family. I recommend it if you want a peaceful hike.

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Dan Waldron
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Great shape will return, often

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Claudia Thompson
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Well kept wide trails. Trails all over the place! A great place to come with a blanket and have a picnic, or read a book. Lots of old buidings to check out, and primitive restrooms scattered throughout. Would be a good place to take the kids.

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North Central Tribe Williams
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the most wonderful trail we just found. will be back. a gorgeous day of hiking, lots of sun, nearly no mud.

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Rob Cerny
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Phillip Long
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Most of the trail was a dirt road. Somewhere we got a little off the trail. The trails are not clearly marked. I’m glad we had this app to guide us!

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Valerie Rice
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Peter Luci
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Kevin Klinect
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Erhwei Yuan
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Laurie Zahar
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Really hard to navigate without using the app. and I didn't think it was a good day to get lost so I just did an out and back. The trails are not marked well but will try it again when I feel like carrying my phone. Lots of ice under the snow. Very cool old buildings and if I can figure out the trail it will be a regular for me with my dog.

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Natalia Dale
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Beautiful hiking trail. The only reason I give it for is because there are a lot of areas that are very icy. Definitely bring appropriate footwear per season you’re visiting. Repeat for sure. Probably gets busy in good weather.

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Nikki Esco
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Favorite park by far in this area. There is so much to see and explore. We found a few waterfalls along the paths. Once more work is done and trail signs installed this park would be perfect.

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Lexi Rohrbach
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Planned on doing the whole park but ran out of daylight. A lot to see, beautiful. Also not muddy, all frozen which was great

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Jayne Tomei
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It’s definitely a fun hike surrounded by lakes, woods and interesting buildings from the once active Girl Scout camp. Great history. Do bring a map, the Buckeye is easy to follow and marked but the other trails aren’t without a map. 3.3 miles

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Jim K
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Nice trail, but the Buckeye trail portion is super duper muddy. Like unacceptably so... Will be better in the summer.

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Amy Sommers
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Lots of things to see. Very pretty!

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Laurel Wirtanen-Siloy
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There is something about this place. Perhaps it's the old Girl Scout Camp. The history the stories... I am not a spiritual person but this place just has a special vibe and sense of community. I try to come here 1-2x a month. I get lost easily and am finally getting used to it.

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Don Tyler
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Jonathan Freeman
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Awesome trail!

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Jason Lowe
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alyssa currie
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Don Tyler
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J H
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Jay Chrysanthus
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Ann W
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Hard to keep track of trail without GPS and didn't start recording until I realized we were off track. .signs are few and confusing. Beautiful place though. Small stream has beautiful pools of water and tiny waterfalls. This is a great old fashioned footpath in most places like Summit County Metroparks used to be before becoming over groomed! Still has many cabins as this used to be a girl scout camp-now I'm mad i wasn't a girl scout! The cabins are located in amazingly charming areas. My favorite being next to the creek with a small sandy island where the sun somehow makes it way through the mostly heavily forested area. The cabin(s) are mostly moss covered and surrounded by the most mushrooms I've ever seen in one place. Stunning. Can't wait to explore more and heartily thank Richfield and the friends of Crowell Hilaka for purchasing this property and turning it into a park for everyone to enjoy.

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Joe Tokar
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David Eggert
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Nice trail. Some ups & downs but nothing tough. Few hikers on a weekday. Half or less is Buckeye trail - very pretty. The rest is old road - wide & easy. Lots of old camp buildings all along. Lower lake was dry. The app map was reliable.

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Cameron Shouldus
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One of the largest trees I’ve seen in Ohio here

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