Lake Vesuvius Lakeshore Trail

4.50 out of 5
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Relatively flat, beginner to intermediate level, 8 mile hiking trail in Southern Ohio.
Trail length: 8 miles
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  • Posted by psychlotron on August 12, 2011


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    Reviews of Lake Vesuvius Lakeshore Trail

    Reviewed by BHMS on March 3, 2012

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    This looks like a really good trail. My scout troop loves it!
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    Reviewed by psychlotron on August 12, 2011

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    This is a nice, easy 4-6 hour trail, depending on your speed and how many stops you take. It's pretty flat and mostly shaded. There are no water pumps on the trail so you'll want to pack some in. The best hiking is post-spring because of creek flooding and the most scenic hiking is during the fall. There are some pre-existing fire ring camp sites for camping. There are many beautiful rock cliffs along the path. Maps of the trail are available at the ranger station which is about a minute north of the last turn on 93. During the summer months there's quite a bit of viewable wildlife including beaver, heron, ducks, geese and kingfishers. It's a low to medium use trail so you won't see a ton of people. There's also a longer 16 mile trail that can be used to make longer or different routes.
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