Explore the most popular birding 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.

Beautiful area

Loved this trail beautiful view from the top a little work but well worth it. Cannot wait to go back.

One of my favorites. Can be extremely muddy. I wish it connected to other trails.

Nice, clean trail, but no where to sit and rest until the end.

Fantastic trail. The view at the top is unbeatable for Ohio. Trail is clearly marked the whole way up. I had my kids (as young as 4) with me and they did great. Not a really hard hike at all. Steeper parts are spread out.

hiking
1 month ago

Had an Hour long driver to get to the trail, and it was worth it. It was slightly muddy but manageable. The hike was not very hard, and the views were great. We look forward to going back in the fall when the leaves are changing color.

A beautiful and occasionally challenging trail. Some sections are quite easy, while others are a bit tricky to navigate but nonetheless enjoyable. If you take time to look around as you walk you’ll see some beautiful, very deep gorges framed by some impressive cliffs/rock formations. It can be muddy so I’d plan accordingly especially if it has recently rained.
The trail is fairly remote, but once you find it, it’s pretty well marked. The path is well defined, but also someone took the time to put orange marks on the trees along the trail which is quite helpful. The view at the trail end is spectacular. I would also advise that if you do bring young children, keep them close as there are several areas where there are very significant drop offs, especially at the trail end overlook. This trail would be especially beautiful in the fall.

walking
1 month ago

I'd say this is more properly categorized as easy. Would be great for families with kids. Nothing much to look at until you reach the top, which is a beautiful view. We drove quite a ways to get to this place, so I was a little underwhelmed with it.

Very pretty trail, can get muddy. Lots of pretty streams and the lookout is relaxing. Pretty easy hike.

lots of up and down hills! wonderful hike with a beautiful view ! Even found a buzzard roosting at the look out point!

Very easy trail. Nice place

It has some very pretty views.

We hike this every year, typically in the beginning of summer and the early fall. My kids love this hike. The view at the end of the trail is amazing! Bring your water bottle and a lunch and enjoy the view!

Our family loves this trail!! Interesting sights to see on the way to the breathtaking view at the top of Buzzard’s Roost!

This is a great hiking trail in Adams County! The valley is so beautiful in the summer! and the fall is gorgeous at the top look out! I took 3 kids and was 5m pregnant when we hiked it. It's not impossible but a great work out. We took snacks and just relaxed while we rested at the top! Coming down is much faster! Took us about 4 hours. But we took out time. Lot's of wildlife. And just a great time to be with nature and away from society.

Loved hiking here as a little girl with my dad!

Wonderful in spring and fall. Hiking it in 90 degree weather is a bit much for me. The fall trees are beautiful.

hiking
7 months ago

Great hike and wonderful view

7 months ago

Challenging AND Beautiful!

One of my favorite trails in this area. Spectacular views all the way through with an unbelievable ending.

This trail has a few steep places, but can be managed by children and seniors who are in moderate physical shape. The view from Buzzard's Roost Rock is amazing and after a leisurely hike, it is a great spot to relax, enjoy the view and picnic. Be sure to take your trash with you! I highly recommend this trail.

Now living in the west, I have fond memories of the magnificent Buzzard Roost overlook. Hiking to it with Cub Scouts, kids, and now grandkids, it is always a thrill. Highly recommended!

A great scenic hike with an incredible view!

on Buzzardroost Rock Trail

hiking
7 months ago

One of my favorite hikes in Ohio. The view at the end of the hike is breathtaking!

Enjoy the beautiful view, it is worth the effort! Adams County's version of a hike in the Smoky Mountains!

Such a beautiful hike--especially when the fall colors are out! It was a perfect distance for our young kids--long enough to get them outside and get a workout but not too long that we were dragging/carrying them at the end. I think we will make this an annual trip!

Such a beautiful hike--especially when the fall colors are out! It was a perfect distance for our young kids--long enough to get them outside and get a workout but not too long that we were dragging/carrying them at the end. I think we will make this an annual trip!

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.

hiking
10 months ago

Hiked it 3 times great local trail.

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