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Grandma Gatewood Trail - Old Man's Cave to Ash Cave

Logan, OH

Grandma Gatewood Trail - Old Man's Cave to Ash Cave is a 10 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Logan, OH that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

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Orange Trail
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6 Completed 3 Reviews

this was a long trail for me but it was a nice challenge. there was plenty of beautiful wildlife, including flowers, trees, etc. there were some places that were quite muddy though. we had to get completely submerged in mud past our ankles to get through.

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Blackhand Gorge Trail
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1 Completed 0 Reviews

Nice hike, with a bald eagle sighting!
I started at the parking lot at the east end of the main trail, near Toboso. I hiked the Quarry Ridge and Chestnut trails going west, returning to the parking lot via the main trail. The Quarry Ridge and Chestnut trails were very nice - wooded trails with a fair bit of up and down. I was there on a Monday morning and saw only one couple while on these two side trails. Both trails had mudholes in spots, some had branch bridges through the mud, some didn't, all part of what makes hiking fun. When you start the Chestnut from the east end of it (at the 'E' signpost, maybe, just past the railroad trestle, be prepared to climb - roughly 90 feet up in the first 150 yards, total rise of 250' in the first .3 miles. After the enjoyable wooded trails, the main "trail" is somewhat boring. The scenery is nice, but I far prefer dirt or natural rocks underfoot. About a mile and a 1/4 west of the parking lot, I spotted a large dark "lump" in one of the dead trees across the river, maybe 1/4 mile ahead of me. I took a quick photo, slowly moving closer and changed to my 200-500mm lens - just in time to get a not great picture of the bald eagle as it took flight (see the pictures I uploaded). All in all a very nice park.

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Blue Hen Falls
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19 Completed 0 Reviews

Beautiful hike.

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slate run
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1 Completed 0 Reviews

Nice teails

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Fort Hill Earthworks Trail
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1 Completed 0 Reviews

I actually like these trails better without the beloved steps! the climb to Fort hill is much more gradual and enjoyable that way. You still get the rad vistas of cedar point and the rocky tiver, too. as others have said, the trails beyond the just the hill have a feeling of being very remote very quickly. don't leave out the mount Pleasant loop either. far less traveled and a real hoot

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Pine Grove Trail
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3 Completed 0 Reviews

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Salt Run Trail
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3 Completed 0 Reviews

my favorite go to hike

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Quail Hollow State Park Trail
by Stanislav Sheyn

4 Completed 0 Reviews

Pretty varied terrain: some forested paths, some open field, some rocks and logs. Mostly pretty level, but some sudden ups and downs (short segments). Watch out for big logs if you are not a "jumper". Fields can be muddy after a rainy day.

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Orange Trail
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1 Completed 0 Reviews

great hills and a nice challange compared to other trails.

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Gorge Trail - Gorge Metro Park
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3 Completed 0 Reviews