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Trails at Caesar Creek State Park

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Caesar Creek State Park has nearly a hundred miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, and horseback riding.

All of the trails are available for hiking. Park rules require that mountain bikers and horseback riders remain on their designated trails.

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Hiking Trails

Perimeter Loop Trail

"Best day hike in Ohio" — The Trek

This is the longest hiking trail within the Park, this trail can be accessed at multiple points along the southern part of the lake. The main entry point is at the Wellman Area Trailhead, but this trail can also be accessed at the Nature Center, the Visitor Center, the Hopewell Day Lodge, the Furnas Shores Boat Ramp and the Fifty Springs Trail parking area. About 12.7 miles, moderate to difficult, yellow blazes

Old Woods Trail
The Old Woods Trail is ecologically sensitive and may be closed.
This trail is located behind the Nature Center and is one of the most picturesque in the Park, with old growth trees and some of the most unique wildlife to be found anywhere in the area. About 0.6 miles, moderate to difficult, maroon blazes
Fifty Springs Loop Trail
This is a multi-use trail that loops around the Fifty Spring peninsula. It can be used for hiking, mountain biking, and cross-country skiing. About 3.3 miles, moderate to difficult, orange blazes.
Caesar Creek Portion of the Buckeye Trail
Caesar Creek State Park is a large part of the section of the state circumnavigating larger trail named for the park. The Buckeye Trail's Northern entrance into the Park is on West Spring Valley-Paintersville Road. and the Southern entrance is on O'Neall Road. Blue blazes
Link to Buckeye Trails
Gorge Loop Trail
This trail leads through a gorge and may be difficult to hike, but the beauty that lies in the vast area makes it well worth the effort. The trailhead is located below the dam, down in the gorge. About 1 mile, includes stairs
Campground Trails
There are various trails throughout the campgrounds passing from loop to loop and providing shortcuts to various locations in the campground. There is also a gentle one mile fitness trail at the dead end of Center Rd. Consult the Campground Map for a more detailed look at these trails. About 4.4 miles total, easy to moderate
Deer Run
One of four short trails throughout the campground. This trail starts on the dump station road and ends near the top of Camping Area #3. About 1.4 miles, moderate, red blazes
Lakeview Trail
This trail starts at the north most parking circle of Camp Area #1, winds along the shoreline until it ends at the parking area for the Amphitheater, boat ramp and campground swimming area. About 0.7 miles, moderate, green blazes
Pin Oak Trail
Both ends of this trail are on different parts of the dump station road. About 1.2 miles, moderate, blue blazes
The Point Trail
Both ends of this trail are on Camp Area #3. About 1.1 miles, moderate, yellow blazes
Wellman Area Trails
There are two loops that go around the peninsula near the Wellman Boat Ramp. There is also a trail that leads to Horseshoe Falls and the 104' swinging bridge. These three trails begin at the Wellman Trailhead and join the Perimeter trail there
Horseshoe Falls Trail
This trail has three of the most visited destination sites in the Park. Visitors can see the Wall, Horseshoe Falls, and can cross the Swinging Bridge above the Falls over Flat Fork. About 0.7 miles, moderate to difficult, blue blazes
Peninsula Trail
This trail takes hikers around a peninsula with some of the most scenic views of the lake. About 1 mile, moderate to difficult, green blazes
The Cove Trail
This trail treats the hiker to an idyllic view of a picturesque cove and many old growth trees. About 0.7 miles, moderate to difficult, red blazes
Other Trails and Connectors
Squire Trail
This trail is behind the Nature Center just beyond the Raptor House. It loops around a pond and along a ravine. About 0.2 miles, eash to moderate
Bluebird Connector
This trail connects the Perimeter Trail to the Nature Center driveway and passes a pond. About 0.2 miles, easy
Fifty Springs to Perimeter Connector
This is a shortcut that connects the Perimeter Trail to the Fifty Springs Trail. Moderate, black and white blazes
Visitor Center Trails
Interpretive Trail
This is a self-guided hike that begins right of the pond in front of the Visitor Center.
Adena Trace Trail
This is a self-guided hike that begins left of the pond in front of the Visitor Center. This trail also has exercise equipment along the way. It is about 3/4 miles long.
Accessible Trail
This begins at the Vistor Center and continues to the Dam Overlook.

Bridle Trails

Rosebriar Bridle Trail
This trail winds through deep woods on easy terrain. This trail can be accessed from the North-West end of the Horsemen's Camp parking lot. About 1.5 miles, easy, light blue blazes
Moonlit Vista Trail
The Moonlit Vista Trail follows easy to moderate terrain through wooded areas and fields.  The trailhead for this trail are on the North-East side of the Horsemen's Camp area and the East side of the Group Camp area for the bridle trails. About 3.0 miles, easy to moderate, red blazes
Solidago Downs Trail
This trail leads through moderate to rugged terrain featuring deep woods, steep ravines, creeks, and open fields. It can be accessed from Spring Valley-Paintersville Road from the North or from Moonlit Vista trail from the South. About 20 miles, moderate to difficult, many loop options, orange blazes

Mountain Bike Trails

Ward Road Loop Mountain Bike Trail. Mountain Bike Blue Trail
The trailhead for this mountain bike loop is on the far North-West end of Ward Road. It is the longest of the mountain bike trails in the park and is intermediately difficult. Blue blazes.
Campground Loop Mountain Bike Trail
The trailhead for this mountain bike loop is just before the entry gate to the Campgrounds. It is a fairly short and easy mountain bike trail. Green blazes
Harveysburg Loop Mountain Bike Trail, The Long Trail
The Harveysburg trail system spans the gap between Harveysburg Road and the campground, made up of four principal loops plus connecting mileage. The first two miles of the main trail are suited for intermediate and advanced riders; steep climbs and drops on the remainder challenge advanced cyclists. About 15 miles, difficult, yellow blazes
Turkey Run Mountain Bike Trail
This mountain bike trail connects the Campground Loop and the Ward Road Loop trails. It connects to the Ward Road Loop about a mile East of that trail's trailhead and connects to the Campground Loop trail at about the halfway point around the loop. Yellow blazes
Fifty Springs Loop Trail
The Fifty Springs loop is a oval loop around the Fifty Springs peninsula, which is a two-mile road ride from the Harveysburg Road trailhead. The trail includes one intermediate-level ravine crossing. This trail is extremely rugged and technical and is intended for riders with a high level of experience. Very steep grades, streams, fallen trees, and other hazards are common. About 3.5 miles, easy, orange blazes
There is a second loop around the peninsula in the 50 Springs Picnic Area. One mile of the trail has small rolling hills while the rest of the trail is relatively flat. Most grades are fairly shallow. This trail is intended for novices.
Mountain Biking Regulations
Riders are encouraged to wear helmets at all times Mountain biking is permitted only on designated mountain bike trails Use extreme caution and know your own abilities. When in doubt, dismount and walk your bike.

Last updated Wednesday, 02-Mar-2022 15:03:35 UTC