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Buzzards Roost Rock Trail

Intermediate
 4.2 (9)

A nice little trail with a bench at the overlook.


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2.2

Miles

3.6

KM

Point to Point

964' 294 m

High

785' 239 m

Low

273' 83 m

Up

171' 52 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

13%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs No Dogs

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

The new trailhead off of OH 125 skips the big hill of the old route, but the view at the end is the same.

The route is a simple out-n-back, about 2-1/4 miles each way, mostly following a ridgeline. Look for numerous seasonal waterfalls along the first mile of trail. With the leaves down, the Devil's Teakettle can be seen across the valley from the trail just after the climb from the field.

This trail culminates in what might be my favorite view in Ohio. Be sure to take some time to relax and take it all in once you're at the top. There is an optional loop partway through the trail. Returning back to the parking lot, take a right for the section of trail through prairie openings.

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Shared By:

Scott Asb with improvements by Michael Kontos

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  4.2 from 9 votes

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At the top of buzzardroost rock.
Sep 13, 2020 near West Union, OH
View from Buzzardroost Rock overlook in September
Mar 18, 2019 near West Union, OH
Buzzard Roost Prairie section
Apr 9, 2020 near West Union, OH
Cliffs at Buzzardroost Rock
Apr 9, 2020 near West Union, OH
Rain on the roost.
Sep 29, 2015 near West Union, OH
Southern view from Buzzardroost Rock Overlook
Apr 9, 2020 near West Union, OH

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Apr 3, 2020
Michael Kontos
Great trail with waterfalls, a prairie, woodlands, and a great view at the end. This is a must-see trail in the area.
Mar 28, 2020
Caitlin Mullins
Starts very easy and not muddy,middle of the trail is extremely muddy if any rain at all on a steep hill,last 1.2 miles are beautiful (uphill hiking) 4.5mi — 4h 27m
Dec 29, 2019
Rodney Hamilton
Jul 23, 2019
Jeffrey Archer
Fun out & back with great views, even in summer. Trail in good shape, with improvements noted and in progress. 4.5mi
Jan 13, 2018
Adam Cairns
Well marked, great payoff with the overlook at the turnaround point. Beautiful winter hike in the snow. 4mi
Sep 30, 2017
Stephen Scott
2.4mi