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Great Hike. Lots of ups and downs.

Really nice trail! Great views of the reservoir right next to it and was empty. Took the eagle trail to get a little closer to the lake and the Maple Highlands trail back. Very nice hike.

This trail can get muddy

Today was super muddy and the trails were really hard to read. All in all though I found it OK challenging not super hard there was a small portion of the trail that was a serious incline but other than that was fairly easy. I would like to come back maybe in the summer or spring when we haven’t had so much rain

Great trail with alot of history Im sure. Trail starts at an old farm that the park service probably made the people leave. Some old run down huts along the trail also. It got busier than expected but not bad. Has some options of getting on other trails also. You could also park at Crows Foot Gully and cross the street to access the trail.

i just moved by the trail and have frequented it as a Jogger, a bicyclist, and just walking. it is decent asphalt. not crowded, ohio swampy scenary and with the amish using it horse manure quite frequent.

Very fun moderate path. Struggled a bit with bad signage but had a great time.

This is a fun trail with lots of variety! Saw lots of Bluebirds which really surprised me here at the end of December. I started counter clockwise as another reviewer recommended. It was VERY muddy.

Great hike beautiful area with great views of the lake.

hiking
23 days ago

It was a nice hike. Very muddy. Going clockwise is the way to go. I read that in a review before we went and Thanks!!

We did the entire perimeter loop for 12.8 miles. There were really good stretches of this hike but the two sections where you have to walk on the road to get around the lake were kind of a bummer. Not at all strenuous, beyond just a longer distance. I enjoyed it but there are much better day hikes elsewhere and prob wouldn’t come back. Trail was well marked and maintained.

It turns out the northeast section of this trail map does not exist. The supposed connections to the main paths are covered in dense bushes, without any indication of a path. Like other have said, part of the trail is really muddy. Like, only mud. Also, parts of it do not exist. And other parts require crossing a stream. It's like, the map will tell you where you need to go, but it's up to you to figure out how to get there.

backpacking
1 month ago

Nice trail, good views of the lake this time of year. Mainly a mountain bike trail. Some muddy areas today. Poorly marked. My Garmin clocked 3.2 miles.

Great views. In addition to the carvings

hiking
2 months ago

If you get to the meadow, you’ve gotten off trail. I saw another review that said once you get to the meadow it gets confusing/is no signage. I made the same mistake while talking and hiking, just flying through.

hiking
2 months ago

Very beautiful trail, only thing is it was very muddy and a couple trees fell on the path.

on Shawnee Trail

2 months ago

Surprisingly hard. I wasn’t expecting that from OH.

Great trail that changes scenery pretty often. Would recommend going counter clockwise when you get to the loop about .5 miles or so from the trailhead.

Had one of my best hiking experiences here. Yesterday was my first time there and I cannot wait to go back. So serene and the trails were definitely moderate which I enjoy. I only did 6 miles but it was great! I highly recommend this place for some great spiritual hiking.

These falls are very cool ... from the parking lot there is multiple trails you can take, so you could hike for a couple hours or just hike the 5 minutes to the waterfalls.

walking
2 months ago

Great place to take a dog for a walk! Make sure to pick up after them. Absolutely lovely views of the lake. Wish there were more trash receptacles for pet waste.

My son and I thoroughly enjoyed this hike. The trail was well maintained, and we enjoyed the scenery- lake, 2 waterfalls, limestone cliffs, a beautiful visitor’s center and the pioneer village. We encountered just a few hikers/runners, and most of the trail was away from road noise. The hills were moderate and the trail was easy to navigate. We decided we would like to do this loop again in the spring and enjoy the wild flowers.

What a cool area! The small section of the trail with all of the carvings in the ledges is amazing. Definitely worth a visit. It’s like a mini version of the ledges trail in Cuyahoga or some sections of Hocking Hills. It is very small though. And the rest of the trail simply resembles a normal hike with small rolling hills. Would love to visit again.

Great hiking experience. A few muddy/slick spots after a rain overnight. Nice moderate rated trail. Recommend hiking the loop counterclockwise as reviewed in other posts.

surfing
3 months ago

Helo twins =)

Beware that this a hard trail even thought it is rated as moderate. I would say definitely go for the conditioning. The uphill section is very steep. To make this even more challenging the terrain is extremely uneven and there are loose rocks/nuts on the ground, making steep elevation changes a little tricky. The only drawback to this trail is that I found the scenery extremely monotonous. And also watch out for horse poop on the trail.

Tough initial hill, smooth sailing after that.

This was a very scenic and well marked trail! We finished it yesterday and with the leaves changing, made it a beautiful hike!! I would do the Lakeshore Trail again!!!

One of my favorite hikes in Ohio. The views of the lake do not disappoint. The landscape changes various times to keep the hike very interesting. I hiked the trail counter clock wise.

Of all the trails I’ve done, this one here is my absolute favorite. How cool to go searching for the carvings of the Worden Family from the 19th century! Great hidden gem in Ohio. Very under-rated

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