Red Fox Trail

EASY 18 reviews
#2 of 2 trails in

Red Fox Trail is a 1.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Goshen, Ohio that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.5 miles Elevation Gain: 9 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

paddle sports

walking

bird watching

forest

lake

views

wildlife

Directions from Milford, OH: Travel east on State Route 131 for 8 miles. Bear left on SR 727 and proceed 3 miles to the park entrance. Trail begins northeast of campground check-in station.

hiking
Sat Aug 19 2017

Short, nearly flat loop. Highlight is an old quarry on the west side of the loop. As others have mentioned, trail passes through some wetland areas, so mud will be a problem if it has rained recently. Trail maintenance is also below par, although there are worse trails around in that regard.

hiking
Mon Jun 26 2017

Very disappointing. Impassable at one point. Do not drive out of your way to go to this park or its trails. The only plus to the experience was spotting a bald eagle flying overhead in a clearing. Did further research and found one person on June 1st reported seeing one at the park. I would have given the trail more stars for those who wanted an easy 2 mile hike if they would have done some type of trail maintenance to make parts of it closest to the lake passable.

hiking
Sun May 01 2016

Beware the rain. Do not recommend within a week of a rain storm. If you get past the first 150-200ft, congratulations... It gets worse. Basically becomes a marsh, trail hard to follow. Might be worth the walk in drier conditions. Will try again... Weather permitting.

hiking
Sun Aug 30 2015

This was our first tine on this trail. The start of the trail was open and an easy walk. There was very little invasive plants so you could see deep into the woods. As we got further along the trail the bush honeysuckle was blocking the veiws of the kake. We did see great blue herons on the lake but had to push these invasives out of the way. As we kept walking tge honeysuckle was growing over the trail, obscuring the trail in several places, If you have young children that are unable to climb over fallen trees, you will be doing a but of lifting. Even though there gas been little rain recently, there are sohe soggy and muddy parts of the trail. In its current condition I would not recommend biking this trail.

hiking
Sun Aug 16 2015

This trail is a fairly easy trail. I just hiked it yesterday and it is VERY overgrown. But it is close to home and easily accessible from the campground.

Mon Jun 23 2014

spoke to a park ranger. "there are no mountain bike trails at Stonelick State Park."

mountain biking
Thu Jun 05 2014

I rode this trail early June and I was disappointed. I spent as much time lifting my bike over trees as riding, some areas were grown over by wild rose bushes resulting in unpleasant thorn encounters, and trail markers have faded or fallen making following the trail a challenge at times. Of the parts of the trail that I could ride, I very much enjoyed myself and my new bike. I will definitely give it a second chance of it were maintained a bit.

hiking
Mon Mar 17 2014

A very short and easy trail however in the wetter seasons it's very muddy. There were several areas with trees down over the trail that had yet to be cleared but even the 6 year old we had with us was able to navigate around them.

Wed Dec 25 2013

We have only hiked this trail in the fall, which I suspect is the best time. It is a very easy hike with no real hills to speak of. We traversed the loop in a counterclockwise direction and I recall a spot near the end of the loop where the trail was not very well marked. We ended up on a well-travelled side trail that led to the campground and needed to backtrack to get on the loop trail itself. (Not a big issue, you certainly won't get lost as you end up at the campground). While there is no spectacular scenery on this trail it is a nice wooded hike, with good trails. It would be a good trail to introduce young children to hiking as it is short and easy enough that they could likely complete the entire hike themselves. Stonelick State Park is not a "destination" location, but if you live close by and want a place to get some time on the trail it is a decent spot to check out. Connect this with the Southwoods Trail, the Lakeview Trail, and the Beechtree Traill and you can get about 6 miles of hiking.

hiking
Thu Nov 08 2012

This trail is really just a connector joining the Beechtree and Lakeview trails with the Red Fox trail. If you just hike this trail as an out-and-back it is 1.6 miles; however, by combining this with the Red Fox trail (2 mile loop) you can get in 3.6 miles. The whole hike is wooded and for the most scenic experience a fall hike is my choice. This is a very easy hike with no real hills to speak of other than a brief dip down to one of the small creeks flowing into Stonelick lake (maybe 50 feet down and back up, if that).

hiking
Thu Sep 02 2010

This is a short, sweet trail with few travelers. If you want to be alone in nature, this a decent place to start.

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
Sun Sep 02 2018

Thu Jul 12 2018

hiking
Sun May 13 2018

hiking
Thu Sep 15 2016

hiking
Sat Jun 09 2012