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Galena, Ohio

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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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  • Perrysville, Ohio

    Photograph Mt. Jeez

    3.0
    While it might not seem like much, Mt. Jeez stands 1,310' feet above sea level, making it one of the higher "peaks" in Ohio. Because of that, it's one of the few spots in the Buckeye State that allow for grand, sweeping vistas with a 270 degree view for a few miles in most directions. Originally ...
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  • Perrysville, Ohio

    Hike the Pleasant Hill Lyons Falls Loop

    5.0
    2.75 mi
    To get to this trail you can go to the Dam that is a part of Pleasant Hill Lake and there is a parking area across the street. After you start walking you reach signs that will ask where you want to go, either to the covered bridge or to the Lyons Falls.By going towards the covered bridge first y...
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  • Perrysville, Ohio

    Photograph Clear Fork Gorge

    The hardest part of this adventure is finding parking, especially on a late October afternoon. There's two different observation decks to take photos of the gorge from, and both have excellent views of the overall gorge. Having grown up just up the road from Mohican State Park, "The Gorge" has al...
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  • West Liberty, Ohio

    Explore Ohio Caverns

    4.8
    1 mi / 80 ft gain
    Ohio Caverns is a locally owned private establishment with guided tours through the cave system that lies beneath the rolling farmland of Central Western Ohio. The caves were formed by the dissolution of the Devonian limestone bedrock below, giving way to some of the most phenomenal cave features...
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  • Bellefontaine, Ohio

    Visit Campbell Hill

    0.1 mi / 10 ft gain
    One of the easiest of the 50 State Highpoints in the United States to visit, Campbell Hill sits just outside Bellefountaine (pronounced Bell-fountain), Ohio. Sitting on the grounds of the Hi-Point Career Center, Campbell Hill is open to visitors virtually everyday of the year during daylight hour...
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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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  • 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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  • Springfield, Ohio

    Swim at Buck Creek SP

    2.5
    Officially opened in 1975, Buck Creek State Park is home to a 2,120 acre lake with 1,896 acres of land consisting of forests, meadows, a beach, and two dams. On a warm summer day, this beach is the place to be! Plenty of free parking and plenty of space to spread out. It is the only beach in Spri...
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  • Springfield, Ohio

    Stroll along the Dam at the CJ Brown Reservoir

    3.0
    1.2 mi
    This walk is safe, open, flat and perfect for getting some exercise with a view!  The dam is 1.2 miles round trip, and open for a variety of activities - walking, jogging, biking, skateboarding, and rollerblading!  At the far end of the dam is a long set of stairs leading to the lower parking lot...
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  • Springfield, Ohio

    Hike the Stone's Throw Trail

    4.0
    0.8 mi
    This 0.4 trail is tiny but mighty!  It is hidden up the hill from the CJ Brown Reservoir Visitor Center, and leads down a small wooded path to a less accessed part of the lake.  This is a common spot for birdwatching, and a favorite place for Springfield's elusive Great Blue Herons.  Follow the p...
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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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