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An easy southern Ohio trail that follows the shoreline of Lake Hope.


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2.4

Miles

3.9

KM

Point to Point

805' 245 m

High

724' 221 m

Low

120' 37 m

Up

112' 34 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

7%

Max Grade (4°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Fall Colors · Lake

Family Friendly This is an easy trail that has nice views of the lake.

Description

The Peninsula Trail in Lake Hope State Park is an easy loop trail along the shores of Lake Hope. It's a great alternative to the crowds of Hocking Hills. Parking is located approx 50 yards from the trailhead, near Hope Furnace.

Starting from the trailhead, across from the Zaleski Backpack Trail South Loop trailhead, you'll enter the forest and wind along the shores of the lake. The trail remains generally level with some minor changes in elevation. After reaching the intersection with Park Rd 1 - cross the road and look for the trail again off to the right.

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  3.9 from 7 votes

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  3.9 from 7 votes
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Trail Rankings

#229

in Ohio

#11,715

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North end overlooking lake
Jul 3, 2020 near McArthur, OH
The Lake Hope, Peninsula Trail, in Vinton County Ohio has some considerable uphill climb.
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
There are some obstacles on the Peninsula Trail
Sep 28, 2017 near McArthur, OH

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Oct 17, 2023
Randy Hilverding
Walked around the lake 2.8mi
Nov 2, 2019
Kathryn Nicolich
Aug 14, 2019
Jon Upton
Jun 7, 2018
Cory Brown
2.9mi
Oct 5, 2017
Audrey Allen
Sep 21, 2017
Bryan Rugloski
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