Hiking Project Logo

The Logan Backpack Trail makes a figure-eight with a north and south loop and is marked with red blazes. 


Your Rating: Rating Rating Rating Rating Rating      Clear Rating
Your Difficulty:
Your Favorites: Add To-Do · Your List
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

17.7

Miles

28.5

KM

Loop

1,156' 352 m

High

716' 218 m

Low

2,385' 727 m

Up

2,381' 726 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

37%

Max Grade (21°)

Dogs No Dogs

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Views · Wildlife

Description

This jagged, figure-8 trail is marked with red blazes throughout. The loops converge at the Brush Ridge Fire Tower, which is also considered one of the trailheads. 

The second trailhead can be found below the Pine Lake Dam. Backpackers can camp at the fire tower through reservation at the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry. 

The loops of this trail converge at the Brush Ridge Fire Tower where hikers can get a look at the deciduous forest on all sides for miles.  The spillway at Pine Lake and Brush Ridge Fire Tower are considered trailheads for the Logan Backpack Trail. 

The trail is located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. There are primitive campsites for backpackers as well as access to the campground.

Contacts

Shared By:

Kristen Arendt with improvements by David Gill

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 9 votes

#10591

Overall
  4.0 from 9 votes
5 Star
22%
4 Star
56%
3 Star
22%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Trail Rankings

#196

in Ohio

#10,591

Overall
5 Views Last Month
3,385 Since Nov 22, 2016
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

0%
0%
33%
11%
56%
0%

Photos

Looking south from the ridge above Pine Lake.
May 21, 2018 near Kingston, OH
Creek running along the southwest leg of the North Loop
May 21, 2018 near Kingston, OH
Powerline shot at about mile 4.3.
Sep 26, 2016 near Chillic…, OH
loading

Weather


Current Trail Conditions

Unknown
Add Your Check-In

Check-Ins

Feb 13, 2020
Carl Ragland
9mi — 4h 20m
Feb 8, 2020
Ian Azian
Watch for a considerable number of fallen trees at 4mile mark on North Loop. 10mi
Mar 18, 2019
Tom Houser
Feb 2, 2019
Grant Freese
During winter roads to the fire tower are not up kept, if in a small car or do not have 4 wheel drive, would not recommend winter, or just wait til…
Jan 26, 2018
Andrew Bauer
Oct 13, 2017
Jackie D
North Loop today. Print the detailed trail guide to avoid issues. Do both loops counterclockwise for the most blazes. 8.9mi
Feb 18, 2017
Dave Malott
Jan 28, 2017
Chris Emmons
Wow! 10mi
Welcome

Join the Community

Create your FREE account today!
Already have an account? Login to close this notice.

Get Started