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Salt Run Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.5 (31)

A hilly, beautiful trail.


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Map Key

3.4

Miles

5.4

KM

Point to Point

905' 276 m

High

716' 218 m

Low

466' 142 m

Up

474' 145 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

30%

Max Grade (17°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · Wildlife

Description

From the Pine Hollow parking lot, cross the top of the hill to find the trailhead, just inside the woods (look for a picnic table and trail sign). You can then go right or left to follow this incredible loop. There is a shortcut option available.

This trail boasts quite a few large, steep hills and uneven steps, making it a good challenge for trail runners and hikers alike. it is not suited to small children or folks with mobility issues (head to Lake Trail!). You'll also pass through some lower areas that are thick with lush foliage and, in the spring, tons of skunk cabbage.

Along the southern stretch of the trail, keep your eyes open for White Oak Spring, a naturally occurring spring at the base of a white oak tree. You'll also run along a few watery areas, so be prepared to get wet.

Flora & Fauna

You'll see lots of towering trees along here and lots of skunk cabbage in the spring. Trees along the trail include some excellent examples of White Oaks and a gorgeous Hemlock Grove. The herbaceous layer contains Christmas and Sensitive Ferns. Smartweed, Wingstem and Snake Root bloom in mid August and early September along the trail.

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Maggie Olson

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Photos

One of the gorgeous, challenging stretches of Salt Run. Photo by NPS/DJ Reiser
Apr 20, 2016 near Peninsula, OH
Wingstem blooming in late August
Sep 4, 2017 near Peninsula, OH
Lady' Thumbs blooming in mid August
Aug 13, 2017 near Peninsula, OH
White Snakeroot blooming in early September.
Sep 4, 2017 near Peninsula, OH
You'll walk across this field/hill to reach the start of the trail. Photo: NPS DJ Reiser
Apr 20, 2016 near Peninsula, OH

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Oct 16, 2020
Chad Jacob
3.4mi
Sep 20, 2020
Susan Santos
Liked this trail. Lots of elevation changes 3.4mi — 1h 15m
Sep 20, 2020
Kimberly Groppe
4.4mi — 1h 31m
Sep 13, 2020
Sarah Burkett
Aug 11, 2020
Monika Kirbawy
5mi — 1h 15m
Aug 9, 2020
Sean Sherry
May 23, 2020
Jeff Manalli
1st hike 4mi — 9h 00m
May 16, 2020
Kirsten Drew