Jacobs Ladder and Christmas Rocks Trail

HARD 33 reviews

Jacobs Ladder and Christmas Rocks Trail is a 4.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Hamburg, Ohio that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
4.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
882 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

cave

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

rocky

no dogs

hiking
5 days ago

hiking
5 days ago

hiking
5 days ago

hiking
5 days ago

First time hiking this trail, and we really enjoyed it. I recommend a route straight up Old Mill Hollow Road, and then taking the first (southernmost) turn onto the Jacob's Ladder Trail (orange blazes), returning to the mail trail (Old Mill Hollow) and immediately taking the southern trailhead for the Christmas Rocks trail. It'll return you to the central trail having done both the side loops, and this gets the (rather big and steep) hills over with quickly, letting the second half of the hike relax you into a mostly-downhill walk around the Christmas Rocks trail and back to the start. Trail is well marked and easy to follow, but in parts is pretty darn steep - if you're going soon after rains when the ground is damp, bring poles or you're likely to lose footing on some of the downslopes.

hiking
6 days ago

hiking
7 days ago

hiking
18 days ago

Very peaceful, amazing view. I got a great workout. I can't wait to go back.

hiking
20 days ago

hiking
26 days ago

Nice view worth seeing, but the rest of the trail can be somewhat uneventful.

1 month ago

trail running
1 month ago

Nice hike. The out is pretty simple but it gets fun on the loops back. The best view is on the orange section. Marked well except one place pink markers showed up. I thought they were faded orange markers for the orange trail. Veered off course for a half mile or so. Retraced and got back on the blue trail. Just a warning. Ran about 1/2 and walked the other half. Great workout!

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2 months ago

Two fairly hills that could cause you to get put of breath. A decent workout. One great view on the orange loop. I wouldn't go with kids unless they have been on hilly trailed before

2 months ago

Great hike, hard but well worth it.

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