Athens Unit Trails
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Wildcat Hollow Trail:
Length: 17.2 miles
Trail Description: The Wildcat Hollow Trail is one of the most popular backpacking trails in the region. The trail passes by scenic overlooks, stands of white pines, and through deep hollows with rock outcroppings. The trail is a two-day loop, but for hikers who want to experience the trail’s beauty without spending a night in a tent, a shorter 5-mile loop of the trail is also offered. The trail is sometimes in disrepair but is usually easy to follow and is always marked with white diamonds.
How to get there: Follow the signs from State Route 13 between Corning and Glouster. This will take you to a parking lot at the southern end of the trail. The trailhead is off county 58 half a mile east of the intersection with county road 112
Monroe Lookout Trail:
Length: .1 miles
Trail Description: This is a very short trail that takes you up to the highest point in Monroe Township and gives you 360 degree views of the surrounding landscape.
How to get there: The trailhead is located off Route 16 next to the intersection with Route 295
Length: 1.2 miles
Trail Description: This trail begins at the Burr Oak Campground and works its way down to Burr Oak Lake, following a stream and over several ridges.
Coordinates: Burr Oak Campground: 39o32’59”N 82o3’28”W.
How to get there: The campground is located off route 107 near Burr Oak State Park.
Sand Run Pond Trail:
Length: .3 miles
Trail Description: Nice short trail that circles the small Sand Run Pond and goes through a forest of white pines
Coordinates: Sand Run Pond: 39o31’33”N 82o15’34”W.
How to get there: The Sand Run picnic area and trailhead are located off Route 28 just north of the intersection with Route 347.
Ora E. Anderson Nature Trail:
Length: .5 miles
Trail Description: Built on an old railway track, this trail is a quick out-and-back that treks through a pine plantation and runs adjacent to a wetland and the Monday Creek. This is one of the most wildlife abundant trails in the entire park, and a considerable amount of different species of birds can usually be seen from the trail.
Coordinates: 39o30’35”N 82o15’42”W
Closest Town: Athens, Ohio
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