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Plateau Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

4.6 mile 7.4 kilometer point to point
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 368' 112 m
Descent: -352' -107 m
High: 1,016' 310 m
Low: 783' 239 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 15% (9°)

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Trail shared by Maggie Olson

Tree-lined trail with several stunning ponds nearby.

Maggie Olson

Features Birding · Wildlife

Description

This stunning trail is well worth a visit. Originally intended for cross-country skiing, it is a favorite among hikers and runners as well.

What Makes It Great:

This is one of the more beautiful views in the autumn. A well-timed visit in October will give viewers a palate of orange, red, rust and maize that will blow minds. Meadowedge and Sylvan Ponds are likely to stop you in your tracks, if only to watch the flitting waterfowl buzz in and out. The Plateau Trail also offers just enough challenging terrain to keep it interesting.

Who is Going to Love It:

Hikers, cross-country skiers and perhaps a trail runner or two who can’t get enough of the autumn leaves. Bring your camera to capture some of the tree-lined vistas. And don’t forget your lunch: There’s a nice picnic area there that can be accessed from these trails. One more quick head’s up: in the summer and early fall, this trail can get buggy, so make sure you carry plenty of insect repellent, or lather up before you arrive.

Flora & Fauna

You'll likely spot waterfowl and aquatic animals, given the proximity to several stunning ponds.

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Jun 29, 2019
Shelley Johnsen
Jun 11, 2019
Cora Albers
Started at Oak Hill Trailhead
Jun 1, 2019
Caleb Weatherbee
4mi — 2h 00m
May 26, 2019
Dru McQ
Apr 2, 2019
Ashley Garvin
such a beautiful trail, definitely my favorite! 4.6mi — 2h 15m
Mar 24, 2019
Ashley Garvin
4.6mi — 2h 35m
Mar 12, 2019
Dick Wood
Feb 26, 2019
Rhett Short
Icy, Quite a few trees and branches fallen on the trail. 5mi

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  4.3 from 17 votes

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Trail Rankings

#6

in Ohio

#550

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2,263 Since Mar 29, 2016
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Highlights of a hike on the Plateau Trail in the fall.
Jan 23, 2018 near Peninsula, OH
Corridors of towering trees are the best part about these trails.
Apr 20, 2016 near Peninsula, OH

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