Rocks and Roots South Loop is a 6.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Lewis Center, Ohio that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, bird watching, and fishing and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length6.6 miElevation gain246 ftRoute typeLoop
FishingHikingBird watchingRunningDog friendlyForestLakeWildflowersWildlifeMuddyOver grown
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Remember to wear bright colors as this trail passes on land where hunting is allowed.

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John Noll
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Christian614 User
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Muddy parts but nice water views

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Jeremy Schneider
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Christopher Huey
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Jeremy Paskins
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David Richards
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Dana Mack
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The actual hike is beautiful- the trail is a mud pit. I could only go about 3.5 miles today- had to turn around due to muddy conditions. Trail could also use a good cleaning of all the bottles and cans and trash. Looking to come back on dryer conditions. I think it will be a nice loop. Love the ropes across the water as well.

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Samantha Jo
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Be prepared for mud! So much mud, lol. I feel it added a level of difficulty to the hike and definitely added to the time it took to complete. Beautiful day! Trail could be marked a little better but not terrible.

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Nick Dye
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mud mud mud

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Kirsten Astler
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Corey Bihler
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mud

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Dre Smith
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Absolutely great trail to hike, a little adventurous climbing hills w a rope or crossing some of the small waterways —- can’t wait to get back out!!!

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Beathan Bowlby
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Chelsea Dipman
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About 2 miles in you hit what looks like the sad set of a punk rock video from the 90s and the concrete is covered in graffiti of all the things angsty 8th graders think about. Either Alum Creek or Fleet Feet needs to host a cleanup, because this amount of trash totally sadly tainted this beautiful hike. Tables need to be moved, trash needs to be collected, graffiti needs to be blacked out. I would encourage anyone running or hiking this trail to bring a trashbag and hike out some of it! Could be a good activity for kids to practice empathy although I'd avoid the graffiti until the giant depiction of the Male anatomy is blacked out.

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Candace Harmon
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well taken care of paved trail that is dog friendly.

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Beathan Bowlby
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Sandy G
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Badly marked in the beginning of the trail but once you finally get going it is nicely marked.

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Joshua Lloyd
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Bill Gray
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Ryan Junior
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All of the trails in this state park are always a sloppy muddy mess with lil to no trail maintenance. Thought maybe since there have been a few straight sub-freezing days that most of the mud would be dried up...nope! There are also a ton of downed trees laying on the trail, a lot of them have been there a long time. This trail is more annoying than it is enjoyable. There are a few nice views of the lake but not worth hiking through this nonsense to see them. There are much better parks in this region of the state to go to.

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Chris Adams
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Great trail

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Emilie Carson
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Chris Adams
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Nerdy nice.

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Marla Miller
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It was beautiful!

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Carl Mussenden
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Frozen paths, not muddy.

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Varun Jadhav
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Good for a brief walk

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Nathaniel Holvey
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A bit muddy in places, nothing a good pair of boots can’t beat. Seems to be less popular (i.e. less hiked) than the north loop.

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Patti Simmons
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Pretty muddy in some spots, be sure you’ve got boots. Still a great, fun trail!

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Max Mattingly
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Muddy! Beautiful!

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