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Hiking

Part of the trail is out due to erosion but still a worthwhile shoreline hike. Good views, bald eagles, nice and cool by the lake.

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Hiking

Really easy and lovely walk—unfortunately lake shore part of the trail seems to be permanently closed.

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Erica S. reviewed Oak Leaf Loop
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Hiking

Great hiking trail and wonderful workout! Can be lengthy depending on which path you decide to take. Oak trail has great inclines... Features a suspension bridge, marsh, forest, wildflowers and river.

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Taryl Jasper reviewed Chapin Forest Trail
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HikingGreat!

Fantastic walking trail that provides beautiful scenery and an elevated heart rate.

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Merrideth Orsini reviewed Germantown Metropark Orange Trail
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Hiking

Overall a good trail. Slightly muddy in places, but nothing you can’t get around. Trail is well marked.

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BillandHeather Hennell reviewed Zaleski South Loop: Moonville Rail Trail
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HikingBlowdownBugs

We are relatively new hikers and used alltrails for a previous 16.5 mile trip and it was great at assuring us we were on the correct trail. We learned at Zaleski that many trails overlap and knowing which one you are on is crucial rather than just following the orange blazes. After 13 miles we realized we were on the 20 mile loop and had planned for 12.5 short loop on moonville rail. We didn’t have cell service on the trail so we couldn’t check our location and just followed the orange blazes. We learned a few things...perhaps we are too reliant on technology, we will carry a paper, topographical trail map in the future (does anyone know where to find these?) and always pack supplies as if you could get stranded. We had plenty of water and rain gear but no supplies for a fire. You experts probably already know this but for what it’s worth that is what we learned. We remarked several times that even though there were many detours due to downed trees, the blazes could be found, so kudos to whoever marks this trail!

Terri Stegh reviewed Sycamore Trail
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Hiking
First to Review

Buggy!

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Hiking

Way longer than 27 miles closer to 40 mile.

Jody Bialowas reviewed Stonelick Lakeview Trail (Yellow)
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Hiking

Worn path trail. Muddy in spots but not too bad. Continue past the trail end to get best view of the lake.

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melody wyble reviewed Hemlock Gorge to Covered Bridge
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Hiking

beautiful trail. Watch out for roots.

Tiffany L reviewed Van Buren Lake Trail
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Muddy

Nice for this area but difficult to follow which trail you're on. Easy to lose the trail, especially near the dam/railroad tracks.

Grant Jones reviewed Shaw Woods
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HikingMuddy

Beginning of trail is good but then there are lots of oil wells.

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Hiking

What an amazing park! The views of the lake are fantastic.

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Bryan Taylor reviewed Twin Creek Orange Loop Trail
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HikingGreat!

Restrooms removed at both ends but what do you expect in the age of COVID-19. Great hike, challenging climbs, especially if you start on Eby Rd and head north first and wind up coming up the hill at the end. A little less intense going the opposite direction as the grade is a bit shallower at the end that way. Overal a great hike though, should take around 2:15 to complete.

Carl Brickner reviewed Possum Creek Orange Trail
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Hiking

Trail was very nice. Mostly flat between prairie and woods.

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Emily Knueve reviewed Hemlock Gorge to Covered Bridge
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Hiking

Great trails!! Everything is marked VERY well. Easy to moderate as some parts of the trail get a bit narrow and technical. This trail takes you along the river and really gives you opportunity to stop and enjoy the area. Just don’t forget your bugs spray. Definitely a must do trail.

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Sean Barrett reviewed Lake Vesuvius Lakeshore Trail
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Hiking

Good exercise trail. Division of Forestry needs to update trail markings and signage. Trail can be done in 2.5 hours at a moderate pace for a physically fit individual.

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Matt Thatcher reviewed Wildcat Hollow Trail: Short Loop
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Hiking

I love going off trail and even though I stayed on trail it felt like being off trail. Very muddy to the point dangerous in lot of areas. Complete in one trip. No over night this time. I found 6-8 place I could filter water. Probably because of all the rain the last couple days. I will be back !! Loved the challenge!!

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Hiking

Can be muddy. Used by horses on north side of dow.. Amazing views!

Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 2, 2020
Hiking

Second time doing this as a day hike, went clockwise this time. I think I prefer counter-clockwise, because you get more views across the lake during sunset (at least based on where I parked and started/ended). But either way is nice. Not many people out - I think I saw 3 groups in 23 miles (other than the main marina where there were a couple more groups but easily avoidable). Trail is in good condition overall. A couple blowdowns and a few muddy spots, but nothing serious. Trails are well marked. A caution - all of the wood planks, bridges, steps, etc. are EXTREMELY slippery when wet. As in - graphite tip on trekking pole was sliding all over like it was ice. I managed not to fall, but had a few close calls. Overall, this would be a fairly ordinary Appalachian hike in Ohio, but the lake views make it more interesting and enjoyable.

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Cristen Anders reviewed Twin Creek Orange Loop Trail
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HikingMuddy

Great little hike. Trails are so well marked you would have to really work to get lost. Due to recent rains it was seriously muddy and wet, but hey it's hiking what do you expect. Pretty views, wide trails, some elevation, overall for a metro park this is a fun hike.

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HikingGreat!

We did lots of tubing along the trail and some hiking as well. Lots of shade.

Cindy Depenbrock reviewed Oakleaf Trail
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Hiking

The Timberlake's loop has painted rocks along the trail that would be fun for kids to spot.

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Nathan Longbrook reviewed Wildcat Hollow Trail: Short Loop
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It's an easy hike, unless it's been rainy, then it's very muddy and slippery in a lot of places, so be careful. I've camped at several of the spots along the loop, and it's always a peaceful time, as the campsites are far enough away from each other that you don't hear anyone else. There are a few places to cache water, don't drink the stream, even with a filter, as there is acid runoff and heavy metals from old mines in the area that can't be filtered out. You get to see a lot of varying terrain in just a short hike, which keeps it interesting, even though there are no real views that you get. Definitely recommend for a day hike or an overnight. see you out there!

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BackpackingGreat!
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Very cool trail for such a hot summer we are having. I really enjoyed this hike!

David Crean reviewed Twin Creek Orange Loop Trail
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HikingMuddy

Great hike. Some challenging climbs, and I think they would be especially so if it were wet. Note the restrooms have been removed at both the north and south trail heads.

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HikingMuddyOver grownWashed out

Recently completed this with my friend, both of us are experienced backpackers. One of the least fun trails I’ve done in Ohio. It’s as boring as Wildcat Hollow and poorly marked. The spacing on the campsites makes no sense and ODNR doesn’t even list the sites on their online maps. It’s overgrown and muddy, which isn’t bad in and of itself. It’s just the most typical and boring of Midwest trails. Visually uninteresting and poorly laid out. My recommendation would be to do it clockwise and head West and then North to campsite 4, first. This will let your space out your days at the end. I would heavily recommend Campsite 2 as it is one of the best. Really the best thing I can say about it is there were almost no bugs and the trails were fairly empty. Beyond that, the horses have turned it into a mud pit and there is manure everywhere on some parts. The trail is pretty poorly blazed in general, so make sure you’ve study the maps and landmarks in detail and committed them to memory.

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