Copperhead Firetower Loop to Camp 1

MODERATE 1 reviews
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Copperhead Firetower Loop to Camp 1 is a 6.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near West Portsmouth, Ohio that features a great forest setting. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options.

DISTANCE
6.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1400 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

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This route is a loop that takes in a section of backtrail, part of the bridle trail, and a small amount of road walking. There is water along here, so refilling bottles is easy if you need to. There is decent elevation gain, but most is moderate and not super steep hill climbs.

hiking
3 months ago

We put this loop together to take in the Copperhead Firetower and Camp 1 of the Backpack trail. Overall a scenic woods walk and not too steep. Several Creek crossings, and the bottom area of the bridle trail was a bit muddy. We startled a coyote just below the water source where the bridle trail and backpack trail meet. You could opt for more out and back instead of using the roads for a loop.