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A delightful loop with views of the lake throughout, and many technical sections with small rocks and roots.


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Map Key

8.4

Miles

13.5

KM

Loop

683' 208 m

High

601' 183 m

Low

650' 198 m

Up

647' 197 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

17%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Lake

Need to Know

There are multiple campgrounds near this trail. There are toilets at the boat ramp parking. There are multiple shorter, connected trails and one longer trail (173 miles).

Description

Starting at the boat ramp and traveling counterclockwise, the first section is on a boardwalk which leads to crossing the dam. Thereafter, the trail is mostly singletrack with lots of ups and downs as the trail winds around the lake. The trail is very well marked and is not ever far from the lake. There were a few muddy sections at the top part of the lake. This is located in the Wayne National Forest and is well-maintained.

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Shared By:

Tom Herchline

Trail Ratings

  4.2 from 10 votes

#1

in Hanging Rock

#8281

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#1

in Hanging Rock

#146

in Ohio

#8,281

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Lake Vesuvius
Nov 3, 2019 near Ironton, OH

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Oct 17, 2020
Kylie Davis
8.4mi — 5h 20m
Aug 20, 2020
Matt S
Mar 16, 2020
Carl Ragland
Some dicey places on upper trail, trekking poles handy on them and the Storms Creek crossing. 8.4mi — 3h 20m
Jun 24, 2019
Peter Soprano
great trail, easy to follow the white and blue dot blazes. several blow downs and a few spots where the streams were washing trail out. very ver… 8.2mi — 6h 44m
Jun 22, 2019
Jonathan Escamilla
Apr 22, 2019
Alan Guzik
Trail was in great shape. Stayed at the camp next to the horse trail 8.4mi
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