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Christmas Rocks State Nature Preserve

Intermediate

Trail

4.7 mile 7.5 kilometer loop
89% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 665' 203 m
Descent: -665' -203 m
High: 1,188' 362 m
Low: 886' 270 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 27% (15°)

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Trail shared by Hitch Marden

A mostly singletrack trail through southern Fairfield County to the Jacob's Ladder Overlook.

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Features Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers

Overview

This is a beautiful run through some Hocking Hills backcountry. The payoff (Jacob's Ladder Overlook) is near the trailhead.

Description

Thw trailhead is approximately .5 miles from the parking lot. The beginning of the trail shares a private driveway. The trailhead and parking areas are clearly marked.

Maps at the trailhead indicate a Orange Loop and a Blue Loop. The Orange Loop (nearest trailhead) has the overlook. This featured run is a single loop of both the Blue and Orange loops.

Along the trail there are lots of wildflowers, some very old barns and buildings, and a great view at Jacobs Ladder.

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  3.7 from 11 votes

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Overlook at Jacobs Ladder (1184 ft) on the Christmas Rock Trail (Orange Loop).
Aug 30, 2017 near Lancaster, OH
Christmas Rocks State Nature Preserve
Aug 30, 2017 near Lancaster, OH

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