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    Top Spots in and near Buckeye Lake

    • Heath, Ohio

      Blackhand Trail

      8.6 mi
      Both the eastern and western trailhead have ample parking and access to the Blackhand Trail, which winds its way along the banks of the Licking River for a 4.3 mile one way trip.  While the trail isn't terribly long, it makes up for it in its scenery, staying within eyesight of the Licking River...
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    • Heath, Ohio

      Hike the Quarry Rim-Chestnut Trail

      5.0
      6 mi / 400 ft gain
      Starting at the eastern trailhead off of Gratiot Rd, follow the paved Blackhand Trail for 0.2 mile till you arrive at the sign of the Quarry Rim Trail, a 0.9 mile trail that roughly parallels the bike trail, but takes you along the rim of the old sandstone quarry that was in operation in the late...
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    • Logan, Ohio

      Hike to the Elusive Corkscrew Falls

      2.8
      1 mi / 35 ft gain
      I like to describe this waterfall as the "elusive" corkscrew falls. A couple years ago, only one or two people had blogged on the internet about these falls. They were not super, descriptive details, so most of the time I wondered around till I found the trail. There is no big official park sign ...
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    • Columbus, Ohio

      Blendon Woods Loop

      1.97 mi / 112 ft gain
      Blendon Woods Loop is a loop trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Columbus, Ohio.
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    • Westerville, Ohio

      Hike the Overlook-Hickory Ridge-Brookside Trail

      4.0
      1.6 mi
      This gravel woods path at Blendon Woods Metropark, just over 1.5 miles, is perfect for a quick hike when visiting the city! You may be close to Ohio's capitol city, but you feel far away in the woods of this park.  Come into the main entrance and turn right at the Ranger Station.  Park near the n...
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    • Rockbridge, Ohio

      Hike to Ramona Lake

      11 mi / 1600 ft gain
      Starting at the Creekside Meadows Parking Lot, follow the Creekside Meadows Trail for 0.3 of a mile until it forks into two trails. Follow the left fork towards the road, and as soon as you cross the road, the Cemetery Ridge Trail begins. Once across Clear Creek Road, the trail gains elevation fa...
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    • Rockbridge, Ohio

      Hike the Cantwell Cliffs Loop

      5.0
      1 mi / 100 ft gain
      Cantwell Cliffs is one of the more northern units of the overall Hocking Hills State Park Region. Located off of OH SR 374, a short 0.1 spur trail takes you from the parking lot to the rim of the gorge and the area's namesake cliffs. From there, you have two choices: Turn left and descend through...
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    • Grove City, Ohio

      Hike through Scioto Grove Metro Park

      4.0
      7 mi
      New in May 2016, the Scioto Grove Metro Park has about 600 acres of land in Grove City, OH. There are more than 7 total miles of connecting trails as well as picnic areas and jungle gyms.Easy to navigate, there are park maps at all major trail junctions, which makes this hike enjoyable for all. ...
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    • Laurelville, Ohio

      Explore the Rock House

      5.0
      0.5 mi / 150 ft gain
      From the Rock House parking lot, follow the trail for 0.1 mile down the hill until you come to a fork in the trail, at which point follow the yellow marked Lower Rim Trail that continues downhill through a set of carved sandstone steps and then turns to parallel the cliffs. From there, it's less ...
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    • Lewis Center, Ohio

      Out of Africa Trail

      3.15 mi / 131 ft gain
      Out of Africa Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Galena, Ohio.
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    • Scioto River, Ohio

      Fly Fish the Scioto River in Columbus

      Urban fly fishing, a unique and exciting way to explore any city. Whether it is for bass, trout, carp, or panfish almost every city has a pond or river that offers the chance to connect with nature and experience nearby adventures. The Scioto River in Columbus, Ohio is just one of four major rive...
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    • Lewis Center, Ohio

      Hike the Overlook-Dripping Rock Loop

      5.0
      4.8 mi / 100 ft gain
      Starting at the nature center near the entrance of the park, the 2.5 mile long Dripping Rock Trail heads off in two directions, to the south and to the west. Either way will take you back to the nature center at the end of the day. Going west takes you past an observation deck and then along a de...
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    • Howard, Ohio

      Photograph Honey Run Waterfall

      4.0
      Getting to Honey Run Falls is incredibly easy! There are two parking lots for the park, one on the west side of the road for the Honey Run Highlands, and one on the east side of the road in the forest for the falls. From the forest parking lot, follow the trail south for roughly 500 ft until you ...
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    • Rockbridge, Ohio

      Hike the Gorge at Conkle's Hollow

      4.6
      3 mi / 200 ft gain
      Starting from the parking lot, cross the small foot bridge before coming to where the trail splits. You will have 3 options (straight, left or right). My personal opinion on route will be described below.Take the paved path that explores the valley floor first. It is an easy 1/2 mile out and b...
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    • Rockbridge, Ohio

      Conkle's Hollow Gorge Trail

      1.17 mi / 243 ft gain
      Conkle's Hollow Gorge Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Rockbridge, Ohio.
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    • Logan, Ohio

      Upper Falls Hocking Hills State Park

      0.13 mi / 10 ft gain
      This .13 mile hike crosses a beautiful bridge that's one of the most-photographed features in Hocking Hills. This awesome trail system is perfect for families and people who want to be spontaneous because there are many routes to choose from as you go. The trailThis short hike is close to the pa...
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    Camping and Lodging in Buckeye Lake

    Buckeye Lake / Columbus East KOA Holiday
    Buckeye Lake, Ohio

    Buckeye Lake / Columbus East KOA Holiday

    Dillon Lake Group Picnic Shelter
    Zanesville, Ohio

    Dillon Lake Group Picnic Shelter

    Alum Creek Below Dam Area
    Galena, Ohio

    Alum Creek Below Dam Area

    Hocking Hills KOA Holiday
    Logan, Ohio

    Hocking Hills KOA Holiday

    Sunbury / Columbus North KOA Holiday
    Sunbury, Ohio

    Sunbury / Columbus North KOA Holiday

    Coshocton KOA Holiday
    Coshocton, Ohio

    Coshocton KOA Holiday

    Guides, Insights and Stories from Buckeye Lake

    8 Trails you must hike in Hocking Hills State Park

    8 Trails you must hike in Hocking Hills State Park

    Abby Shepard

    10 Photos That Will Convince You Hocking Hills Is Straight out of The Lord of the Rings

    10 Photos That Will Convince You Hocking Hills Is Straight out of The Lord of the Rings

    Katie Y