Fort Trail

MODERATE 18 reviews

Fort Trail is a 2.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Hillsboro, Ohio that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
433 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

wildlife

Hiking at Fort Hill A total of eleven miles of hiking trails exist at Fort Hill, offering some of the best hiking in the entire state of Ohio. Because of the relatively long length of the preserve's three trails, they are best suited for hiking enthusiasts. Fort Trail - 2.2 Miles The Fort Trail ascends Fort Hill from base to ridge (a tough steep climb for those of us who spend most of our time at a desk!), enters the enclosure through one of the ancient gateways, and follows the wall of the earthwork for a considerable distance, eventually looping back to the parking lot. It is important to mention that the earthwork enclosure is not always immediately noticeable to hikers. Built two thousand years ago, and covered for centuries with trees and falling leaves, only a geologist or a history-buff would quickly notice the man-made qualities of the landscape. Prepare to have a discerning eye.

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3 months ago

Great trail!

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8 months ago

hiked the gorge trail beautiful everywhere you look . mobile phone service is not very good in the area for gps recording.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Nice trail....kept up great

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Very nice trails around the fort hill. On the South East corner of the fort flat (through the saplings) there is an obvious deep depression.

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Sunday, September 08, 2013

I completed the fort trail a few months ago. not to bad of a trail. the first 400ft or so is all up hill, just enough to get your heart rate up. once on top its mostly flat, but you get to see some earthworks.

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Sunday, January 13, 2013

love this place...

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Sunday, August 19, 2012

Nice trail mostly cleared from the June 29th wind storm. Strenuous climb to begin, but levels off for an easy walk in the wood

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Well marked and maintained trail with niceviews of Bakers Fork Creek. ich Includes part of Buckeye Trail which provides a trail to Circle Mound.

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Friday, June 29, 2012

Well marked and well maintained trail along an Indian Hilltop enclosure.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

400 feet straight up! Ugg.

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Saturday, June 23, 2012