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Trail opportunities abound in Ohio. Recharge your batteries and enjoy the fresh air as you explore one of these trail gems.

Central Ohio

Northeast Ohio

Northwest Ohio

Southeast Ohio

Southwest Ohio

Central Ohio Selected Trails

A.W. Marion State Park, Pickaway County

Hargus Lake Perimeter Trail – 4.5 miles


Christmas Rocks Nature Preserve, Fairfield County

Blue Loop Trail – 1.5 miles


Deer Creek State Park, Pickaway County

Trails on the north side of the lake extending from lodge to campground area, totaling 6.5 miles


Indian Lake State Park, Logan County

Cherokee Trail – 1.5 miles


Morris Woods Nature Preserve, Licking County

Two miles of hiking trails throughout the preserve


Mt. Gilead State Park, Morrow County

Lake View Trail – 1.1 miles

Abbott’s Pond Trail – .9 miles


Stages Pond Nature Preserve, Pickaway County

Several miles of trails throughout the preserve

Beaver Creek State Park, Columbiana County

Vondegreen Trail – 3.5 miles with views of Beaver Creek

Dogwood trail – 2-mile loop trail on the northwest side of the park


Eagle Creek State Nature Preserve, Portage County

Three miles of trail can be explored at this nature preserve


Fernwood State Forest, Jefferson County

Three-mile dedicated hiking loop trail, central-east side of the forest


Findley State Park, Lorain County

Wyandot and Hickory Grove trails create a 2.4-mile loop

Buckeye Trail – 2.4 miles

Thorn Mountain Bike Trail – 11.5


Jefferson Lake State Park, Jefferson County

Trillium Trail – 1.25 miles

Logan Bridle Trail (open for hiking) – 4.5 miles on the east side of the park


Johnson Woods State Nature Preserve, Wayne County

Nearly 1.5 miles of trail and boardwalk within this old-growth forest


Lake Milton State Park, Mahoning County

Almost five miles of scenic trails are featured at this park


Mohican State Forest, Ashland County

Several miles of dedicated hiking trails accessible via Forest Roads 51 and 58


Punderson State Park, Geauga County

Cayuga Trail – 2 miles

Erie Trail – 2.2 miles around Stump Lake


Pymatuning State Park, Ashtabula County

Whispering Pines Trail – 1-mile loop trail on the west side of the lake off Marvin Road


West Branch State Park, Portage County

Nearly four miles of connecting trails off Esworthy Road near the park office

Buckeye Trail – 8.6-mile loop at the west end of the lake

Northeast Ohio Selected Trails

Northwest Ohio Selected Trails

Augusta Anne Olsen State Nature Preserve (Olsen State Nature Preserve), Huron County

Olsen State Nature Preserve offers a diversity of trails totaling 3.5 miles, includes a 1-mile loop trail


Campbell State Nature Preserve

Turkeyfoot & Lupine trails – 2 miles with a .5-mile loop trail


Collier State Nature Preserve

The trails at Collier State Nature Preserve offer 1-mile of hiking above the Sandusky State Scenic River.


Goll Woods State Nature Preserve

Goll Woods offers almost 5 miles of level, limestone hardened trails that travel through an ancient swamp forest


Harrison Lake State Park, Fulton County

Red Trail – 3 miles and follows the lakeshore


Independence Dam State Park, Defiance County

Towpath Trail – 2.5 miles of the former Miami and Erie Canal Towpath


Lake Loramie State Park, Shelby/Auglaize counties

Lakeview Trail – 2 miles with an additional four miles of hiking trails in the park


Maumee State Forest, Lucas County

Stewardship Trail – 1.89 miles

Tower Trail – 3 miles


Van Buren State Park, Hancock County

Lakeshore Trail – 2 miles with an additional six miles of available trails to explore

Barkcamp State Park, Belmont County

See the rolling hills and lake from the 3.6 miles of hiking trails and more than 8 miles of multi-use trail


Boch Hollow State Nature Preserve, Hocking County

Boch Hollow offers 7 miles of Hiking Trails on the hill country north of Logan, Ohio, including a section of the Buckeye Trail


Forked Run State Park, Meigs County

Hikers can enjoy more than four miles of trails, including the 2.2 mile Lakeview Trail


Great Seal State Park, Ross County

The 2.5-mile Spring Run Fitness Trail is the perfect hike for the family, while the Mountain Bike and Equestrian trails offer more than 25 additional miles for those looking for a backcountry experience


Lake Alma State Park, Vinton County

Enjoy the nearly 4.5 miles of trail at Lake Alma, including the Outer Lake Bike Path


Lake Hope State Park, Vinton County

Lake Hope offers a diversity of trails for hiking. Explore the 20+ miles of trail at this beautiful park and adjacent Zaleski State Forest many of which also offer Mountain Biking


Lake Katharine State Nature Preserve, Jackson County

Lake Katharine offers more than 5 miles of trails with views of the calm, quiet lake and rugged, wooded hills


Pike Lake State Park, Pike County

Enjoy more than 6 miles of scenic trail at Pike Lake State Park


Shawnee State Park, Adam & Scioto counties

Shawnee State Park offers 5 miles of wooded trail. More than 50 miles of backpack trails wind their way through the adjacent Shawnee State Forest.

Southeast Ohio Selected Trails

Southwest Ohio Selected Trails

Brush Creek State Forest, Adams County

Stone Quarry Ridge Trail – 1-mile loop accessible via SR 73

Crabtree Cemetery Horse Trail – 3 miles (open for hiking)


Buck Creek State Park, Clark County

Bike Path – 2 miles

Lakeview Trail – 3 miles

Bridle Trail – 9.3 miles (open for hiking)


Chaparral Prairie State Nature Preserve, Adams County

More than a mile of trail can be hiked at this preserve


Cowan Lake State Park, Clinton County

Spillway Trail – 2.6 mile

Emerald Woods Trail – .6 miles


Davey Woods State Nature Preserve, Champaign County

A 1.5 mile, two-loop trail system offers views of majestic oaks, tulip trees, and spring wildflowers


Miller Sanctuary State Nature Preserve, Highland County

A 3-mile trail system with interpretive signage


Sycamore State Park, Montgomery County

Six miles of trail run east-to-west through the lower half of the park

Several miles of bridle trails are also available and open for hiking


Whipple State Nature Preserve, Adams County

A 2-mile loop trail through this scenic wooded preserve (limited pull-off parking)