Explore the most popular hiking trails near Chillicothe with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Not very well marked.

22 days ago

Mostly two person wide trail. Fairly flat considering the foot hills that it’s in. Easy enough that my four year old was able to hike 95% (but she is used to hiking). On a Sunday afternoon, with great weather we saw about 5 other people.

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29 days ago

Great trail in a small nook in Chillicothe!

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2 months ago

Fun and easy

on Hoggard Trail

2 months ago

Nice but still very muddy

hiking
2 months ago

Very well maintained! Beautiful scenery! Quiet and not much traffic!!!

Nice mostly flat trail, tree covered the whole way.

Nice

Poorly marked trail on the lower loop. Lots of down trees.

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4 months ago

We went after a snowfall and did the long loop. It took us about 2 hours to trek in our snow gear. The “Mystical Forest” snow covered trees was our favorite highlight. Mildly hilly balanced with flat terrain.

5 months ago

Nice hike

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6 months ago

Did all trails today, Very strenuous hills, whoever made trails did not know how to make a switchback! This is Not a loop trail, it is several trails to equal the six miles! The lakes are nice and picturesque!

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6 months ago

Halfway through the Caldwell/fire tower trail and the trail just stops, completely lost to logging in the area; other 2 trails were decent but not marked at all.

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7 months ago

A great hiking trail with a diverse forest.

This is not an easy trail if you go the whole way!! Don't underestimate, very steep inclines.

backpacking
7 months ago

Both loops are not maintained very well, down trees, overgrown with grass and green briar, and not marked very well in many sections of the 2 loops. The North Loop is approximately 9.5 miles and is easily accessible from the main campground. The South Loop is about 10.3 miles (including the Dullen loop) but starts at the fire tower which is about a 1.5 mile hike from Pine Lake at the campground. Both were challenging, fun, and beautiful. Will enjoy hiking the area again.

Not bad got to watch out for disk golf great to to be outdoors

If you want to have 20-50 ticks per square inch of your person, hike on an overgrown and unkept trail over fallen trees and through bramble, this is the spot for you.
Just please for the love of all things good, don't bring your dog here. You're asking for a tick infestation.
Seriously just stay away, far far away.

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9 months ago

Fun trail with my three kids, ages 5-8. The little cemetery and house ruins are really cool, great plant variation, well marked trail. We took the short loop, as even that was a bit long for us. The trail head is actually just in front of the official looking park entrance, to the right, behind a small parking area that looks about two cars wide. There's a bridge just before the trail sign.

Great view of Paint Creek Gorge!!

hiking
11 months ago

Beautiful views.

11 months ago

Great hike! Cool cemetery along the trail.

Agree .. great views.

Monday, April 24, 2017

sadly on Sunday April 23rd we were told trail unavailable as it was being logged. We did hike a 1.6 mile trail. You get trail head across street from camp store. take road back by campsite #48. you can add on a other .5 mile connector trail. great campground. walk in sites or Reservable sites. Beautiful wildflowers today.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Great views

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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Some technical aspects, but overall not the most challenging hike. The views are amazing..... every hiker MUST make the climb to the top of the old fire tower.

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

This trail meanders along some cliffs that are surprisingly high and with great views. A short off-trail is a hidden gem to Paint Creek below the cliffs. A couple of nice look outs along the trail!

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Great new trail at Buzzard's Roost Nature Preserve (part of Ross County Park District in Chillicothe, Ohio). Wide, clear trail at the start with winding narrow jaunts through a heavily wooded forest. Slight elevation at times with some great views and abundant wildlfe (e.g., deer).

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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Really fun. Some parts of the trail were a little narrow, but all in all a great hike.

This trail can easily be rated as an easy trail. If you've hiked anywhere besides flat states like Ohio this incline is extremely easy.

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