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Christmas Rocks State Nature Preserve

Intermediate
 3.7 (11) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A mostly singletrack trail through southern Fairfield County to the Jacob's Ladder Overlook.


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4.7

Miles

7.5

KM

Loop

1,188' 362 m

High

886' 270 m

Low

665' 203 m

Up

665' 203 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

27%

Max Grade (15°)

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Features Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers

Overview

This is a beautiful hike through some Hocking Hills backcountry. The payoff (Jacob's Ladder Overlook) is near the trailhead.

Description

Thw trailhead is approximately .5 miles from the parking lot. The beginning of the trail shares a private driveway. The trailhead and parking areas are clearly marked.

Maps at the trailhead indicate a Orange Loop and a Blue Loop. The Orange Loop (nearest trailhead) has the overlook. This featured hike is a single loop of both the Blue and Orange loops.

Along the trail there are lots of wildflowers, some very old barns and buildings, and a great view at Jacobs Ladder.

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Hitch Marden

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  3.7 from 11 votes

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Overlook at Jacobs Ladder (1184 ft) on the Christmas Rock Trail (Orange Loop).
Aug 30, 2017 near Lancaster, OH
Christmas Rocks State Nature Preserve
Aug 30, 2017 near Lancaster, OH

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Jan 1, 2020
Alan Guzik
Aug 24, 2019
Chris Todd
Jul 13, 2019
Joseph Flanagan
Three turkeys, two deer, and zero people. Muggy and buggy, but very enjoyable. 5mi — 2h 00m
Jun 29, 2019
Robert Poletto
3mi — 13h 00m
Mar 31, 2019
Court Riley
5mi
Feb 23, 2019
Alex Marras
Jan 6, 2019
Jackie D
A very nice short hike. One ascent and descent on each loop. 4.7mi
Oct 13, 2018
William S
Great quite fall trail. Be aware some very steep inclines. Hiking poles strongly recommended.