Caesar Creek Lake Perimeter Trail
ElevationAscent: 767' 234 m
Descent: -776' -237 m
High: 932' 284 m
Low: 852' 260 m
GradeAvg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 19% (11°)
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“A nice, mostly wooded trail around the lake perimeter at Caesar Creek State Park.”— Rich Muskopf
You'll exit the Fifty Springs area and cross over the Route 73 bridge. It is usually pretty busy with traffic moving at high speed. However, the shoulder is very wide, so the only concern you should have is roadkill. Once you are on the other side of the bridge, you'll need to hop the guardrail to get back on the trail. Look for the painted markings and streamers.
After you have re-entered the trail, you'll follow it to the Furnas Shores boat ramp. Take the ramp up to the main access road. The trail re-enters the woods across the road from the restroom.
The remaining trail is rolling and takes you into several valleys and along some sweepers above the lake shore. Travel across the parking lot for Hopewell Lodge and back into the woods. This section has some of the most technical trail of the hike. At one point you'll dump out onto another abandoned road; follow the arrows painted on the pavement. This is the home stretch and after a creek crossing, you'll be back at the visitors center. If you need to cool down and stretch, there is a nice overlook trail nearby.
Land Manager: Ohio State Parks