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Christmas Rocks State Nature Preserve

Intermediate
 3.8 (16) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

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


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4.7

Miles

7.5

KM

89%

Runnable

1,188' 362 m

High

886' 270 m

Low

665' 203 m

Up

665' 203 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

27%

Max Grade (15°)

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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.

Contacts

Shared By:

Hitch Marden

Trail Ratings

  3.8 from 16 votes

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  3.8 from 16 votes
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Photos

Overlook at Jacobs Ladder (1184 ft) on the Christmas Rock Trail (Orange Loop).
Aug 30, 2017 near Lancaster, OH
Jacob's Ladder Overlook, Christmas Rocks.
Dec 1, 2020 near Lancaster, OH
Christmas Rocks State Nature Preserve
Aug 30, 2017 near Lancaster, OH
Preserve sign just off the Arney Run Parking Lot, marking the trailhead.
Dec 1, 2020 near Lancaster, OH

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