Shawnee State Park North Loop is a 19.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near West Portsmouth, Ohio that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is only recommended for very experienced adventurers and primarily used for backpacking. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
19.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4,130 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

backpacking

forest

wildlife

blowdown

bugs

rocky

backpacking
3 months ago

Very strenuous! The hills are steep...... I recommend bringing trekking poles as they are needed ( I’ve never used trekking poles until this trip) The Park has both a North and South trail. If doing both as one large loop it is 40 miles. There is water at or near every campsite. Also there is a fire tower that you can climb to the top of for a great view on the way to camp 1. If you are only doing half of the loop be prepared for a 5 mile road hike on a busy 2 lane state route back to the trailhead. Again this trail is very strenuous and will test your endurance!

recorded Shawnee2

hiking
9 months ago