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A.W. Marion State Park Loop

Intermediate

Trail

5.2 mile 8.3 kilometer loop
97% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 370' 113 m
Descent: -363' -111 m
High: 899' 274 m
Low: 793' 242 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 10% (6°)

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Trail shared by Turley Marshall

A rolling trail with some hills and some roots.

Turley Marshall

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Spring · Swimming · Views · Wildlife

Overview

A.W. Marion State Park offers a great loop that is 95% dirt trails, with some decent hills to keep things interesting.

Runner Notes

Lots of tree roots, and several creek crossings. There is also a MTB course that crosses this trail several times along the way. It's well-marked, and pretty easy to distinguish which trail is for hiking/running, and which is for bikes.

Description

You can park on the northwest side of the lake, off of Warner-Huffer Rd, or you can park on the northeast side of the lake off of Ringgold Southern Rd. Both parking areas have port-a-pottys, but water is only available at the North East Parking area.

The entire trail system is 5 miles if you add both the Pine Grove Trail and the Squawroot Trail to your loop of the Hargus Lake Trail. The Hargus Lake Trail is the longest trail in the area, but plenty of smaller loop trails make it easy to customize the lenght of your loop. The route shown here covers all of the trails in the park, highlighting lake views and scenic woods.

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Land Manager: Ohio State Parks

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Feb 18, 2017
David DeLoveh
Ran this today. Some muddy spots but most could be avoided by existing side trails. I wandered between the MTB and hiking trail ending up with 6.

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Photos

The entrance to the trail on the east side of the lake.
Oct 2, 2016 near Circlev…, OH
This is a photo taken from the east side of the lake, near the parking lot.  A good portion of the trail looks like this.
Oct 2, 2016 near Circlev…, OH
A good sample of the terrain around the 5 mile loop. This photo was taken on the Squawroot Trail.
Oct 2, 2016 near Circlev…, OH
Map of the trail.
Oct 2, 2016 near Circlev…, OH

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