Tar Hollow South Loop
ElevationAscent: 1,528' 466 m
Descent: -1,525' -465 m
High: 1,161' 354 m
Low: 713' 217 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 34% (19°)
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“A mostly singletrack and double wide trail with three notable climbs.”— Nick V.
After a couple of miles have passed, you begin a very aggressive descent of 300 feet downhill in about 0.2 miles. Mile 3.7 is the first road crossing you'll encounter, and the trail abruptly punishes you on the other side with a 390-foot climb with numerous switchbacks. Two more very hike-able miles pass and you start to descend again, however, not quite as steeply as the first descent.
The final big climb begins at about mile 8.3 and goes up 300 more feet. You'll pass the fire tower at about mile 10 (camp bathrooms) where you'll begin the descent back to the spillway parking lot, repeating your first 1.5 miles.
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Land Manager: Ohio DNR - Tar Hollow State Park