Lyons Falls Trail to Hemlock Gorge Trail to Pleasant Hill Trail Loop

MODERATE 17 reviews
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Lyons Falls Trail to Hemlock Gorge Trail to Pleasant Hill Trail Loop is a 10.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Perrysville, Ohio that features a waterfall. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
10.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
928 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

backpacking

camping

fishing

hiking

paddle sports

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wildlife

The best 10 miles of Mohican Park on one hike! Start at the parking place at Pleasant Hill Dam. Take the Lyons Falls Trail past the small and large Lyons Falls. Continue on the trail following signs to the cover bridge. Do not cross the cover bridge, but go to the right where the parking places are to the trail head for Hog Hollow Trail. Follow this trail up to the fire tower. There are great views from the top of the fire tower. From the fire tower follow the park road east for about 2 kilometers (1.25 miles). There is very little traffic on this road. This will take you to Gorge Overlook. It is worth the few extra steps to go to the two lookout points. Back on the park road, it is just a few more steps to the next trail on the left. Important: Take the very next trail to the left. The main fire road trail will go straight and then curve to the right, but our path goes to the left. This trail will take you down to the driveway where the cottages are and to the bridge to cross to the north side of Clear Fork Mohican River. This is where Hemlock Gorge Trail begins. There is now a new portion on this trail that leads along the waterside. The trail will take you to the driveway where the Primitive Campground is. Follow along this driveway up to the covered bridge. Do not cross this bridge, but cross the street to the trail head for Pleasant Hill Trail. This will take you back to the Pleasant Hill Dam.

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2 months ago

If you like walking in the woods, along a river, by a water fall, climbing a fire tower, looking over a gorge, being almost alone in nature, then this trail is for you! This is one of my favorite trails in Ohio. Starting at Pleasant Hill Dam and going to the Lyons Falls Trail, most of the up and down hill hiking will be on the first half of the 10 mile hike. After crossing the bridge where the cabins are and near the main campground, the path is a level hike along the Mohican River and through the woods. Wonderful sights and smells of nature!

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