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

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Hiking marks weren't accurate, very confusing to follow. Parking directions were poor, had to ask for directions. No kiosk to show trails. Wouldn't consider this trail to anyone.

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27 days ago

Easy to moderate trail, loops around the lake then meanders up the ridge and back down along a small lovely creek. No views from the top, but the forest is full of mountain laurel, which I imagine is quite lovely when in bloom.

Could be nice. Be careful at the very beginning some asshole broke a bunch of glass. Ny dog almost got cut

hiking
1 month ago

Great hiking trail. We followed the white blazes and it was a little over 4 Miles, it took us about 1 1/2 hours. It was a 90+ degree day and we took 2 small breaks.

hiking
1 month ago

Always an enjoyable hike.

We did this trail as part of the loop around the lake. The park map is missing the blue-blazed trail. It completes the loop by connecting the crow trail to the spirit trail, which also includes a short section on the road. We went clockwise, starting from the boat launch. Follow the yellow blazes until the lakeview trail comes to a clearing and there's really no clue as to which way to go. Bear right (~45 degrees) going a little downhill and stay on the wide one-car-lane trail. Bear left at the intersection with the crow trail, no signs or blazes, and follow this to the road. Take a right at the road, cross the bridge, and the blue-blazed trail is right there. Follow this to the red-blazed trail (we went right), then to the white-blazed trail (we went right), then to the yellow-blazed trail (right again), back to the lake. About 6 miles around. Overall, a very pretty trail, fairly easy, but requires some route-finding skills.

hiking
9 months ago

The description and trail map is not accurate. The actual Spirit Trail head is in Tuscarora State Park and it's an out and back trail approx 2.0 miles long. The loop around the lake is called the Lake View Trail. These two trails do not intersect.

trails need some signage!

This shows the trail looping around the lake and being about 4 miles. It was 4-5miles into the creek that feeds the lake, no way to cross the creek, and you would have to climb up an almost 90 degree angle to get back to the trail. Had to turn around and go back the way we came.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Moderate to easy trail, close to home for me so its a favorite. Water is clean and fresh in that beautiful stream.

Friday, June 24, 2016

there are multiple trails in locust lake SP. we did the "white oak trail" which had white blazes. it was listed as 4 miles. my "recording" of it showed it as 2.5 miles. it was moderate. Lots of roots and rocks. about half of trail was very narrow (overgrown), but navigable and easy to still follow. well marked. nice walk through the woods and up and down the "mountain". was looking forward to a longer hike, but it was nice enough.

hiking
Monday, June 20, 2016

We had a lot of fun. The birds were chirping, the woodpecker made its presence known, and I even saw the chipmunk stick its head out of its den. My family and I would recommend this trail to others. After we hiked, we went swimming.

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Thursday, June 16, 2016

My kids love it, specially all the bridges they had to cross they were able to see some fishy

hiking
Thursday, August 21, 2014

Just recently returned from a 5 day camping trip to Locust Lake State Park. Ventured onto the white trail which meanders along the creek bed and then makes its way up the side of the mountain and back down again to meet up with the yellow and blue trails. Beautiful scenery and well maintained routes, although the trail narrows out as it makes its way up the side of the mountain where it is less traveled. Moderate level of difficulty, but easy to maneuver. Well marked trail with trees color coded along the way. Definitely recommend.

hiking
Sunday, June 23, 2013

Absolutely love this trail. I have been hiking this since I've been a little girl and introducing my out of town friends here for years. It's a wonderful hike, though I would recommend Deep Woods bug repellant (the "horse" black flies are an issue in the Spring/Summer months). Winter is a great time to hike, pest free. Late Winter into Early Spring there is alot of excess water from the snow melt, which accounts for the muddy/wet conditions.

hiking
Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Hiked the white trail at Locust Lake State Park. Nice hike moderate to hard trail. You climb about 600 ft of elevation using switchbacks. A lot of rocks and roots to navigate over. A fun trail. Trail is well marked with spray paint on trees.

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