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Fern Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

1.8 mile 2.8 kilometer point to point
85% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 378' 115 m
Descent: -296' -90 m
High: 1,134' 346 m
Low: 783' 239 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 21% (12°)

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Trail shared by Randy Dull

This trail winds through the forest and hemlock ravine as it reaches from the valley floor to the top of the ridge.

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Description

The Fern Trail starts at the Fern Picnic Area, crosses Clear Creek Road, and goes up about 0.2 miles, where it meets a trail on the left—one end of a loop. The leg to the left (west) is a rocky climb with a nice overlook at the top. The leg to the right is considerably less rocky. The trail meets the Cemetery Ridge Trail at the top, midway through the loop. About 0.2 miles to the east, it meets the west end of the Hemlock Trail.

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Grassy trail.
Oct 2, 2017 near Lancaster, OH
Grassy trail along a meadow.
Oct 2, 2017 near Lancaster, OH
Grass-lined singletrack.
Oct 2, 2017 near Lancaster, OH
Rocky climb on the west leg.
Oct 2, 2017 near Lancaster, OH
Bird's nest
May 13, 2018 near Lancaster, OH
Brief visual summary of the Fern Trail from the first person point of view
May 13, 2018 near Lancaster, OH

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