Jacobs Ladder and Christmas Rocks Trail

HARD 43 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
4 days ago

Gets the heart rate up and offers a good workout with both loops. Great view, worth the climb!

hiking
6 days ago

hiking
10 days ago

Challenging but doable hike. Easy trail to a view at the top!

hiking
12 days ago

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18 days ago

hiking
21 days ago

Nice!!! Big trees and a lot of rock formations. Needs to be marked better

25 days ago

hiking
26 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

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1 month ago

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hiking
1 month 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
1 month ago

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hiking
1 month ago

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

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

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

2 months ago

trail running
2 months 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!