Star Brook Trail

MODERATE 5 reviews

Star Brook Trail is a 1.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Belleview Heights, Ohio that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
187 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

historic site

Star Brook Trail is part of the Arc of Appalachia - Junction Earthworks Archaeology Park and Nature Preserve. Star Brook Trail  leads into the bluff forests lying above Junction’s earthworks and prairie. When Junction was purchased in 2014, the forest was completely inundated with invasive shrubs and flowers which had nearly displaced the native  flowers and shrubs. Especially dense were bush honeysuckle and multiflora rose, so much so that seeing into the forest more than a few feet in front of one’s face was simply not possible. The Arc of Appalachia has been working since 2015 with volunteers to remove the non-native vegetation and begin restoring the woodlands to a semblance of its original botanical composition. Thousands of man and woman hours have gone into this effort. Please enjoy the result! Common trees in the bluff forest include Shagbark Hickory, White Oak, Red Oak, and Hackberry.

walking
8 days ago

hiking
3 months ago

walking
4 months ago

A little trail work good improve this.

4 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

Star Brook Trail meanders along a brook in the Junction Earthworks Preserve (a part of the Arc of Appalachia). You will experience some edge walking along the hillside on this trail as you navigate around the loop. There's a small off-trail section that can be a bit tempting to follow...be sure to keep an eye on the Red Trail Blaze markers emblazoned with a hiker logo.