Earthworks Trail

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Earthworks Trail is a 0.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Belleview Heights, Ohio that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
0.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
6 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

historic site

Earthworks Trail is part of the Arc of Appalachia - Junction Earthworks Archaeology Park and Nature Preserve. The Earthworks Trail begins at the Trailhead Parking Lot and takes visitors on a tour through the field containing the 9 earthworks composing Junction. Through most of the year, the earthwork features are selectively mowed in order to reveal their 2000 year old locations to our modern eyes. Occasionally, even the earthwork walls need to be mowed to maintain their grassland components and to keep out invasive plants. Consequently, although the earthwork locations are not visible every single day, they are visible the majority of the year.

4 months ago

Go in mid to late summer for the prairie flowers!

hiking
10 months ago

This is a short, historic hike through and around earthworks. You can jut off to the Tippecanoe Darter Trail from here or complete the half-mile loop back to the trailhead. A kiosk full of trail and historic information exists with plenty of parking. It is powerful to imagine the origins of these earthworks and their formation some 2000 years ago.