East Fork Backpack Trail

MODERATE 5 reviews
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East Fork Backpack Trail is a 12.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Bethel, Ohio that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September.

DISTANCE
12.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
921 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

trail running
2 months ago

Park at the mountain bike trailhead. All other documentation states this is a 14 mile trail. Most of the trail is poorly marked, especially the first section. Stick to the red trail markers, they were very faded and extremely difficult to see. The majority of the trail is single track. If you're running, watch out for tree roots, I found many buried under the leaves. Lots of thorns on the last bit before the loop and the loop itself, some where at head height, so watch out! It had rained for about 20 hours prior to my run but was not overly muddy. The leaves provided the most difficulty. I saw at least a dozen dear, maybe more! Overall it was a good run that was not overly challenging, exactly what I needed to try out some new shoes.

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