• Activities:

    Chillin, Photography, Running, Yoga, Hiking, Fitness

  • Skill Level:

    Beginner

  • Season:

    Year Round

  • Trail Type:

    Loop

  • RT Distance:

    2 Miles

Bathrooms
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Picnic Area
Romantic
Scenic
Waterfall
Wildflowers

A scenic 2 mile loop around Mill Creek which includes the Lanternman's Mill.

This is a lovely 2 mile hike along Mill Creek. We parked by Lake Newport and started off on the West Gorge Trail toward the Mill. The trail itself was decent, with some rough spots, but still hike able. Make sure you go down to the Creek before you head across the covered bridge to the East Gorge Trail.

The East Gorge Trail has boardwalks and steps that let you easily hike what would be a rather challenging hike with steep cliffs and rocky terrain. The boardwalk leads you down to the creek bed and winds through the gorge.

All in all, this is truly a hidden gem sitting in the middle of Youngstown. Definitely worth bringing the whole family for a great time out in the woods.

Pack List

  • Hiking boots or good shoes (depending on weather)
  • Camera
  • Water
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Such a beautiful place and a fun day on the trails!

almost 2 years ago
almost 2 years ago

Adam Ryan

I am a father, photographer, and explorer of all things interesting. I'm constantly struggling with the urge to fall off the grid and go into the wild.

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