Mt. Ives Trail

MODERATE 3 reviews
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Mt. Ives Trail is a 2.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Metzger, Ohio that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

2.5 miles
465 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly


mountain biking

trail running



A part of Great Seal State Park near Chillicothe, OH. You can access this fun, quick trail from a number of points (Markers M, U, or CC) or the Shawnee Ridge Trail (Blue blazes). This trail follows the Orange blazes and crosses Lick Run Road. There's a good mix of elevation with modest ascent/descent on one-half of the trail and fairly flat trail on the other half.

Sunday, January 01, 2017

some challenging hill climbs and gorgeous foliage!

Monday, December 12, 2016

Enjoy this mix of elevation - with half the trail a steep ascent and the other half fairly flat. It's a short point-to-point trail with some possible sighting of dear, a pond (near Marker CC), and some quiet paths deep in the forest. There can be the occasional mountain biker - so be attentive.

Monday, December 12, 2016

For the Mt. Ives Connector trail - Fun edge walking with the thrill of some steep hillsides. It's a narrow trail at times as you wind your way up Mt. Ives from Marker W. It's worth the ascent up Mt. Ives Trail to take this connector trail to the Shawnee Ridge Trail. During the winter months you can see some great views of the surrounding hillside. During the rest of the year, the forest is dense and provides great solitude in your hike. There can be an occasional mountain biker - albeit rare.