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



nature trips

kid friendly


West Union, Ohio Map

There's a cave if you look up and to your left when the cliffs are on your left. Hard to climb up to them though. There's a small water fall also.

Used to hike this before it became so popular. There's limited parking and with so many people hiking this trail now you can't get a spot.

1 month ago

Hiked it 3 times great local trail.

Great small trail! If you like that sort of thing. The mileage is inaccurate on this site. It is only .8 miles long, one way according to the trailhead. However, my pedometer barely made it pass 1/2 mile. Nevertheless, the facilities are clean and beautiful at the trailhead. The view at the top is wonderful and there are a couple of rock formations that are pretty cool.

An easy hike with several switchbacks and minor elevation changes. Far too short, however.

Great trail! Definitely coming back

Awesome trail and picnic area.

5 months ago

Another nice hike on the edge of Appalachia! Exploring this area was neat. Abandoned structures, small caves and unique wildlife are some things to look forward to when walking this trail. I was confused at first because I kept hearing a cracking noise off in the distance. The noise ended up being sheets of ice on the river breaking off and slamming into other sheets of ice. Very cool!

Hiked this on a frigid snowy day in January and it was still very enjoyable. Beautiful view, waterfalls, peaceful meadows and some abandoned buildings to explore, very nice! My only complaint is that I wandered around the parking lot for 20 minutes trying to find the actual start of the trail, so be warned, if there's snow on the ground the trail is very hard to see.

5 months ago

great little trail difficult enough to make it mildly infuriating. lots of drop spots, ravines, rocky outcrops, ticks and dramatic elevation changes. it was a great day