Lakeview Trail

MODERATE 12 reviews
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Lakeview Trail is a 7.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Athens, Ohio that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
7.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
396 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

backpacking

birding

camping

fishing

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

beach

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

over grown

off trail

Easy trails, moderate trails, and hard trails all in one.

21 days ago

Terribly overgrown! Could only stand to hike half of the loop. Spiders everywhere.

hiking
4 months ago

I hiked the Lakeview Trail all the way around the lake today. I would say 50% was easy, 25% moderate, and 25% hard. There was a lot of damp spots, some so wet you could not pass and had to climb up rough terrain to make your own path to get around. Only experienced and agile hikers should attempt this feat. It was 8.05 miles long in my Samsung Hiking app, and 7.6 miles on the Alltrails app.

hiking
11 months ago

I don’t understand why this trail is rated hard, it’s not. It’s easy. I avoid this trail as it’s almost always busy and loud. There are plenty of other trails to explore.

hiking
11 months ago

its not as hard as this says i thought it was too easy i wont be going back to this place

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

One of my favorite trails, there is even a rope swing along the path so make sure to wear a suit or pack a towel!

hiking
Thursday, September 17, 2015

Great park. The place is well kept and clean. I started this trail, on the northeast end and walked along the south side of the lake. This side was very easy and flat. But, once over the dam, and you are on the north side, things get bushy and overgrown in places. There are several downed trees across the trail and it is a little more strenuous, with more up and downs. Will definitely return.

hiking
Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Great trail, had to hop on and off the trail across the road once but overall didn't see many people and really enjoyed the day! Ate lunch on a small, private lakeshore beach. Went clockwise and the last leg of it, or the right side of the lake is a bit overgrown in parts. Still an amazing experience.

hiking
Monday, July 14, 2014

Stroud's Run is great! So much to do besides hike, wonderful place to spend the day with friends. One of the many things that makes the Athens area so special and unique. It's a beautiful park with lots of space and diversity for all kinds of different activities.

hiking
2 months ago

walking
Saturday, June 24, 2017

hiking
Monday, June 23, 2014