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Fort Trail

Hillsboro, OH

Hiking at Fort Hill A total of eleven miles of hiking trails exist at Fort Hill, offering some of the best hiking in the entire state of Ohio. Because of the relatively long length of the preserve's three trails, they are best suited for hiking enthusiasts.

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  • Best Mountain Biking

  • Best Trail Running

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Gorge to Deer Trail (Fort Hill)
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8 Completed 1 Reviews

Great hike! with great scenery. My wife and I hiked Deer Trail and returned through the Gorge Trail. Outside of Hocking Hills (does have poor signage )this has to be one of the top trails within 1.5 hours from Cincinnati. Will be back to complete the Canopy Trail.

Also, the directions that AllTrails gave us were horrible. The original entrance it took us to was down a gravel side street with no signage and no trail.

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Deer Loop Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Very easy trail. We took all 3 kids and they loved it. Nice scenery, some wild life, and plenty of birds. It's just too bad there aren't more trails in the rocky fork region to take. I'll be going again.

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Fort Trail
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7 Completed 4 Reviews

400 feet straight up! Ugg.

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George Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

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Fort Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

I completed the fort trail a few months ago. not to bad of a trail. the first 400ft or so is all up hill, just enough to get your heart rate up. once on top its mostly flat, but you get to see some earthworks.

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Gorge to Deer Trail (Fort Hill)
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18 Completed 16 Reviews

We took Gorge Trail in and did some of the earthcaches while hiking. We picked up Deer Trail to return to the parking lot. This is one of the prettiest hikes in the area. We saw spring flowers, deer, and our first butterfly of the year on this hike. Lots of rock outcroppings and scenic views. We had a 10 & 4 year old with us and they held up very well on this hike. If you use hiking staffs, be sure to take them on this one. There are some steep areas with narrow trails in some spots.

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Fort Trail
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0 Completed 1 Reviews

love this place...

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Fort Trail
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

Nice trail mostly cleared from the June 29th wind storm. Strenuous climb to begin, but levels off for an easy walk in the wood

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Fort Trail
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9 Completed 10 Reviews

Well marked and maintained trail with niceviews of Bakers Fork Creek. ich Includes part of Buckeye Trail which provides a trail to Circle Mound.

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Fort Trail
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9 Completed 10 Reviews

Well marked and well maintained trail along an Indian Hilltop enclosure.

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