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Hiking Ohio

Hiking Ohio

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    Hiking Ohio is your complete guide to 83 of the most scenic day hikes in the Buckeye State. From the shores of Lake Erie to the Ohio River, this handy guide will lead you to the best trails. In this one-of-a-kind resource, you’ll find the following features:

    • Detailed descriptions, complete with GPS coordinates for every hike in every region

    • Special points of interest; descriptions of the topography, flora, fauna, and climate; estimated hiking time and distance; and difficulty ratings for each trail

    • Phone numbers and websites, park hours and rules, and available facilities for 65 of the state’s most scenic hiking areas

    • Easy-to-read maps for every park and trail to help you navigate your hike and locate landmarks and other points of interest

    • A convenient trail finder that provides a summary of each trail’s features and available facilities

    Hiking Ohio brings to life the history, terrain, flora, and fauna of each area. And the descriptions of nearby recreational and sightseeing destinations ensure you won’t miss anything on your trip. Hiking Ohio is your guide to enjoying the great outdoors!

    Table of Contents

    Northeast

    Introduction

    Beaver Creek State Park

    Cleveland Metroparks

    Hinckley Reservation—Whipps Ledges and Hinckley Lake

    Bedford Reservation—Tinker’s Creek Gorge/Buckeye Trail

    Cuyahoga Valley National Park

    Three Waterfalls Hike

    Towpath and Deep Lock Quarry Trails

    Ledges Trail

    Towpath Trail, Botzum to Ira and Back

    Eagle Creek State Nature Preserve

    Clubmoss Trail

    Fernwood State Forest

    Fernwood State Forest

    Findley State Park

    Findley State Park

    Jefferson Lake State Park

    Oak Grove Trail

    Lake County Metroparks—Chapin Forest

    Chapin Forest, Buckeye Trail

    Malabar Farm State Park

    Bridle and Ski Trails

    Mohican State Park

    Lyons Falls and Pleasant Hill Trails

    Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District

    Tappan Lake, Buckeye Trail

    Norma Johnson Center

    Preservation and Conservation Loops

    Ohio and Erie Canal Corridor

    Buckeye Trail, Zoar to Bolivar

    Quail Hollow State Park

    Quail Hollow

    Beaver Lodge Trail

    Stark County Park District

    Ohio and Erie Canal Corridor, Warrington Road to Craig Pittman Park

    Walborn Reservoir, Shoreline Trail

    West Branch State Park

    West Branch State Park, Buckeye Trail


    Southeast

    Introduction

    Blackhand Gorge State Nature Preserve

    Blackhand and Quarry Rim Trails

    Boord State Nature Preserve

    Broughton Preserve

    Southwest Overlook, Western Ridge and Valley Trails

    Burr Oak State Park

    Buckeye, Loop, Tanager, and Chipmunk Trails

    Conkle's Hollow State Nature Preserve

    Rim and Gorge Trails

    Dysart Woods Outdoor Laboratory

    Dysart Woods Red and Blue Trails

    Flint Ridge State Memorial

    Quarry and Creek Trails

    Hocking Hills State Park

    Grandma Gatewood and Rim Trails

    Ash Cave to Cedar Falls

    Rock House

    Cantwell Cliffs

    Hocking State Forest

    Hocking State Forest, Buckeye Trail

    Lake Hope State Park

    Lake Hope Peninsula Trail

    Olds Hollow

    Lake Katherine State Nature Preserve

    Pine Ridge\Calico Bush Trail

    Salt Creek Trail

    Rockbridge State Nature Preserve

    Rockbridge State Nature Preserve, Natural Bridge Trail

    Salt Fork State Park

    North Country Trail and Buckeye Trail

    Kennedy Stone House Trail

    Wayne National Forest—Marietta Unit

    Lamping Homestead

    River Trail Loop

    Archer’s Fork Loop

    Covered Bridge Trail

    Wayne National Forest—Athens Unit

    Wildcat Hollow Backpack Trail—Day Hike

    Wayne National Forest—Ironton Unit

    Vesuvius Backpack and Lakeshore Trail

    The Wilds

    Butterfly Habitat Trail

    Wolf Run State Park

    Wolf Run, Buckeye Trail


    Southwest

    Introduction

    Caesar Creek State Park

    Spilling Trail

    Cincinnati Metro Parks

    Eden Park

    Columbus Metro Parks

    Highbanks Metro Park

    Blendon Woods Metro Park

    East Fork State Park

    Backpack Trail—Backcountry Trail Loop

    Edge of Appalachia Preserve

    Buzzardroost Rock Trail

    Lynx Prairie Trail

    Five Rivers Metroparks

    Taylorsville Dam to Tadmor

    Englewood Metropark, White and Green Trails

    Fort Ancient State Memorial

    Earthworks Terrace and Connector Trails

    Fort Hill State Memorial

    Fort Trail

    Glen Helen Nature Preserve

    Glen Helen Natural Area

    Hamilton County Park District—Shawnee Lookout Park

    Miami Fort Trail

    Harrison Tomb State Memorial

    Harrison Tomb State Memorial

    Hueston Woods State Nature Preserve

    Big Woods and Sugar Bush Trails

    Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve—John Bryan State Park

    John Bryan State Park

    Miami County Parks

    Charleston Falls Preserve

    Ohio Historical Society—Piqua Historical Area

    Piqua to Lockington on the Buckeye Trail

    Raven Rock State Nature Preserve

    Raven Rock Arch

    Scioto Trail State Park

    Caldwell and Stewart Lake Loop

    Serpent Mound State Memorial

    Ohio Brush Creek Trail

    Shawnee State Forest

    Day Hike and Connector Trail

    Tar Hollow State Park

    Brush Ridge Trail


    Northwest

    Introduction

    Delaware State Park

    Lakeview Trail

    Goll Woods State Nature Preserve

    Toadshade Trail

    Independence Dam State Park

    Towpath and Buckeye Trail

    Kelley’s Island State Park

    Kelley’s Island North Shore Loop Trail

    Magee Marsh Wildlife Area

    Magee Marsh Walking Trail

    Maumee Bay State Park

    Boardwalk Trail

    Miami and Erie Canal Corridor

    Miami and Erie Towpath Trail, Deep Cut to Bloody Bridge

    Mt. Gilead State Park

    Lakeside Trail

    Oak Openings Preserve Metropark

    Sand Dunes Trail

    Sandusky County Park District—Wolf Creek Park

    Wolf Creek Park, Buckeye Trail

    Toledo Metroparks

    Farnsworth to Bend View Metroparks

    About the Author

    Gary S. Williams is a lifelong Ohioan and hiker. Since 1987, he has been actively involved with the Buckeye Trail Association, an all-volunteer group that builds, maintains, and promotes a 1,444-mile hiking trail that loops around Ohio. In the association, he has been on the board of trustees, a columnist and editor of the organization's Trailblazer newsletter, the head of publicity, a member of the trail building crew, and a section supervisor for a 50-mile section of the Buckeye Trail.

    Williams has a bachelor's degree from Marietta College, a master’s degree in library science from Kent State University, and 25 years of experience as a librarian. As a freelance writer, he has written many articles on Ohio's natural heritage and has self-published four books on early Ohio history: The Forts of Ohio: A Guide to Military Stockades; Spies, Scoundrels, and Rogues of the Ohio Frontier; Historic Tours of Ohio; and Gliding to a Better Place: Profiles From Ohio’s Territorial Era.

    In addition to hiking, Williams enjoys canoeing and cross-country skiing. He resides in Wintersville, Ohio.

    Reviews

    “Not only is Hiking Ohio a perfect guide for Ohio hikers, but history buffs, too, will enjoy Williams’ extensive knowledge of Ohio’s history and Buckeye State lore they’ll find strolling through the book.”

    Steve Stephens, Columbus Dispatch Newspaper, Travel Writer