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Lake Hope State Park

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A great place to camp, fish, and ride some bikes!

Recommended Routes in Lake Hope State Park - 1

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Favorite South Loop scenery
Intermediate/Difficult

Zaleski Backpack Trail South Loop

10.3 mi 16.6 km 955' Up 291.04 m Up 956' Down 291.42 m Down

Athens, OH

Lake Hope State Park Hiking

  • 42 Miles 67 Kilometers of Trail
  • 3 Recommended Routes
  • 1 Easy Trail Easy Trails
  • 5 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 1 Difficult Trail Difficult Trails
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Trails in Lake Hope State Park - 4

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3.7 mi 5.9 km #1Zaleski Backpacking Trail - East
Intermediate/Difficult
Athens, OH
Intermediate/Difficult
Athens, OH
2.4 mi 3.9 km #2Peninsula Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Athens, OH
Easy/Intermediate
Athens, OH
1.9 mi 3.1 km #3Zaleski Backpacking Trail - Hope Schoolhouse to South Loop
Intermediate/Difficult
McArthur, OH
Intermediate/Difficult
McArthur, OH
5.2 mi 8.4 km #4Zaleski Backpacking Trail - West
Intermediate
Athens, OH
Intermediate
Athens, OH

Photos of Lake Hope State Park - 8

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South Loop scenery
Mar 31, 2020 near Athens, OH
North end overlooking lake
Jul 3, 2020 near McArthur, OH
A rock outcrop stands alongside the Zaleski Backpacking Trail.
Feb 2, 2017 near Athens, OH
Zaleski Backpacking Trail
May 20, 2015 near Athens, OH
There are some obstacles on the Peninsula Trail
Sep 28, 2017 near McArthur, OH
The Peninsula Trail is very close to the edge of the hill; luckily the drop is only 20 feet and falls into the lake
Sep 28, 2017 near McArthur, OH
The Lake Hope, Peninsula Trail, in Vinton County Ohio has some considerable uphill climb.
Sep 28, 2017 near McArthur, OH
The area directly adjacent to the trail can be quite soggy during the winter.
Feb 2, 2017 near The Plains, OH