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25 days ago

Most challenging hike in the central Ohio area for us so far. We started on the Cemetery Ridge trail, did most of the Fern Loop Trail until it got to the Hemlock trail head then we took the Hemlock Trail to the Creekside and back to the parking lot. Totaled about 8 miles. Cemetery Ridge is steep for the first .75 mile or so then is kind of boring as you are hiking on an access road. We loved the Fern and Hemlock trails. We didn’t see anyone on these trails. They are extremely rugged throughout and there are a number of spots where there is a drastic elevation change. But in spots, it felt like we could be on the west coast in the forest somewhere. Completely feel like you have been transported out of central OH. Highly recommend, just be prepared to do some steep uphill hiking.

Did the Hemlock Trail to the Fern Trail then back down the Hemlock Trail (about 4.5 miles). A great workout with great elevation gains, especially for the area. Will do again, but will add the Chestnut Trail out and back for a 8 mile, fairly hard hike.

hiking
3 months ago

Well, it started out nicely enough through a pretty forested area with quite a bit of elevation change to keep things interesting along the Hemlock Trail and Fern Trails. Once we hit the Cemetery Ridge Trail, things got less interesting, the trail became more like an access road, and it stayed that way until we began our descent back to the parking area. This would be a 3.5-4 Star hike if you removed that portion f the cemetery ridge trail.

hiking
6 months ago

awesome hike. creek part was real nice, and the steep inclines were a challenge but worth it! very quiet out there

hiking
7 months ago

The trail is in good shape for as much rain we have had. A decent about of steep up’s and down’s to get on and off the main trail.

Didn’t do the 8 mile. Took in most of the Fern Trail for ruggedness and scenery. 6.3 miles total.

paddle sports
10 months ago

Need to go back here! We went canoeing a few years back and it was a blast! The water was a little low that year though so we got our canoe stuck a few times, but hey! That’s the fun of canoeing!

hiking
11 months ago

actually got almost nine when added fern loop to hemlock instead of taking rhe shorter part of the loop.
lots of steep up and downs.
rhw temperature waa ablur 35. no problem keeping warm.

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