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Headwaters Park Buckeye Trail is a 4.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Huntsburg, Ohio that features a lake 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.

Length 4.6 mi Elevation gain 196 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Camping

Cross country skiing

Fishing

Hiking

Horseback riding

Mountain biking

Nature trips

Paddle sports

Bird watching

Running

Forest

Lake

Wild flowers

Wildlife

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Getting There

Walk or bike from South to North on either the Maple Highlands Bike trail or the Buckeye Trail along East Branch reservoir and make a loop by returning on the other one! Wooded west bank of the East Branch Reservoir - horses often using the trail. Camping featuring a cozy lean-too or very nice prepared tent sights. Fishing is good, wildlife best seen from a boat... The Maple Highlands Bike trail extends for 8 miles to the City of Chardon to the north.

Parking at either the North or South end. Boat launch at the South end. Bike trail accessible from either end, main entrance for bikes is to the south. Picnic shelter, plus tables elsewhere, fishing docks, camp sites can be registered for on line - see http://www.geaugaparkdistrict.org/documents/gpd-campingbrochure.pdf for details.

http://www.geaugaparkdistrict.org/parks/headwaters.shtml

Located off Route 608 between Route 322 to the north and the reservoir dam to the south - main entrance at the south end, secondary entrance at the north end.

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Erin cramer
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Hiking

Really pretty! Not very crowded.

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Veronica Olson
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HikingSnow

Nice hike along a lake and a meadow. Went in winter, not much traffic. Not near any roads so it’s nice and quiet.

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Eric Musloski
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Ed Patriarca
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Really nice trail! Great views of the reservoir right next to it and was empty. Took the eagle trail to get a little closer to the lake and the Maple Highlands trail back. Very nice hike.

Monique Locklear-Hornsby
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Easy and beautiful. Mostly shaded and scenic.

Krystal Hewis
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I love to walk my dog here. It's very close to my house!

Jamie Pickstone
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nice and quiet, very pretty. highly recommend!

Sierra Motil
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Walking

Nice easy place to go for a run. Pretty scenic and right on the reservoir.

Craig Stapp
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Backpacking

Very nice, very scenic, peaceful. There's some real nice views of the reservoir, and some small feeder creeks with waterfalls. Lots of birds. I was very fortunate to see the bald eagle in his nest. The Buckeye Trail (not the Maple Highlands trail which parallels it in areas) are hard pack 10' wide and smaller off shoot trails are 3' wide hard pack gravel. Very little in the way of elevation changes, all fairly mild. Definitely not the Appalachian Trail but pretty with good exercise. Great for simple hikes and enjoyment. Like the guide says 2 miles in and 2 miles back. At a simple relaxed walking pace round trip is about 2 hours. Very nice campgrounds with great views of the lake.

Stephanie Sipp
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awesome loved this place

Bill Mcgovern
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Hiking

Snowy day to observe eagles nesting and assess buckeye trail markings and trail condition. Good pace with experienced hikers working on the little loop.

Hugh Cassidy
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Road biking

Beautiful park. Easy trails along reservoir. Eagles in park. The Maple Highlands bike trail also runs along this park.

Eva M
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Hiking
First to Review

Well groomed 2 mi gravel trail that winds along the edge of a lake from one park entrance to the other (not a loop). Scenery is lovely with 3 additional dirt trails that lead off the main gravel trail. The entrance off rt608 also marks the start of a 15+ mile paved bike path (Maple highlands trail). Awesome place for hiking, running, dog walking, or biking. Haven't personally camped or fished at this park but they have nice facilities and seem to be fairly popular.

Lisa Jirousek
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Adrienne Smith
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Louise Fraser
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Rawa Alabbas
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Dave B.
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Heather DiCicco
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Heather DiCicco
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Jamie Pickstone
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Louise Fraser
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jodi clute
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Stephanie Dines
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charity swick
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Francis Kingz
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Jim Erickson
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Stephanie Dines
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Heather DiCicco
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Erin cramer
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