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A.W. Marion State Park Loop

Intermediate
 3.8 (4) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A rolling trail with some hills and some roots.


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5.2

Miles

8.3

KM

Loop

899' 274 m

High

793' 242 m

Low

370' 113 m

Up

363' 111 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

10%

Max Grade (6°)

Dogs Off-leash

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Spring · Swimming · Views · Wildlife

Overview

A.W. Marion State Park offers a great loop that is 95% dirt trails, with some decent hills to keep things interesting.

Description

You can park on the northwest side of the lake, off of Warner-Huffer Rd, or you can park on the northeast side of the lake off of Ringgold Southern Rd. Both parking areas have port-a-pottys, but water is only available at the North East Parking area.

The entire trail system is 5 miles if you add both the Pine Grove Trail and the Squawroot Trail to your loop of the Hargus Lake Trail. The Hargus Lake Trail is the longest trail in the area, but plenty of smaller loop trails make it easy to customize the lenght of your loop. The route shown here covers all of the trails in the park, highlighting lake views and scenic woods.

Contacts

Land Manager: Ohio State Parks

Shared By:

Turley Marshall

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  3.8 from 4 votes

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Photos

The entrance to the trail on the east side of the lake.
Oct 2, 2016 near Circlev…, OH
This is a photo taken from the east side of the lake, near the parking lot.  A good portion of the trail looks like this.
Oct 2, 2016 near Circlev…, OH
A good sample of the terrain around the 5 mile loop. This photo was taken on the Squawroot Trail.
Oct 2, 2016 near Circlev…, OH
Map of the trail.
Oct 2, 2016 near Circlev…, OH

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Jun 14, 2020
Bruce List
Trail is in good condition. 4.1mi
May 31, 2020
Rachel Hansen
4.6mi — 2h 27m
Jun 23, 2019
Hub Hubbard
Walking with family 5.2mi
Jan 6, 2019
Alan Guzik
A little muddy but a nice trail for a day hike.
Sep 3, 2017
Joe Schweibinz
5.2mi
May 13, 2017
Andres Medina
Great trail around nice lake. 5.2mi