Deer Loop Trail is a 1.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Hillsboro, Ohio that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and birding and is accessible year-round.
Directions from Hillsboro, OH: Travel State Route 124 south and east about 3 miles turning left (east) onto North Shore Road. The park's entrance is just beyond the airport. Trailhead parking is available south of contact station.
Walked this trail on an overcast Sunday afternoon. It's a completely wooded trail. Careful, the footbridges are slick when wet. The trail itself was not muddy despite the recent wet weather. Perfect length for acwet day.
Lot of hills but it was pretty good
Very easy trail. We took all 3 kids and they loved it. Nice scenery, some wild life, and plenty of birds. It's just too bad there aren't more trails in the rocky fork region to take. I'll be going again.
Nice changes in elevation, lovely forest, usually see/hear a good variety of birds
I am a huge fan of Ft. Hill. Unfortunately the deer loop has been closed both times I've gone this passed year but the trail (I've forgotten the name) was a great hike regardless with awesome rock features that lead to really awesome outlooks, a lot of cool terrain and much more! This loop as a whole is pretty easy but so worth it if you get a chance to get out there.