Southwoods Trail

EASY 5 reviews
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Southwoods Trail is a 1.5 mile out and back trail located near Goshen, Ohio that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
1.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
19 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

walking

forest

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. Southwoods Trail is accessible southeast of the campground check-in station or along Lake Drive at the terminus of Lakeview Trail.

hiking
Thursday, September 15, 2016

hiking
Sunday, May 01, 2016

Quick n easy. Secluded enough that no one else was on the trail.

hiking
Monday, March 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.

hiking
Thursday, November 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
Thursday, September 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.