Shallenberger State Nature Preserve

Columbus, Ohio

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This hike explores a protected state nature preserve in Fair?eld County near the town of Lancaster. You will start out cruising the slopes of Allen Knob, which rises 240 feet above the surrounding terrain. The rich woods below the knob are a great spring wild?ower destination. Next, travel to the top of Allen Knob, with its rock outcrops and partial views. The ?nal part of the hike returns you to the trailhead.
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by Johnny Molloy (Falcon Guides)

This hike explores a protected state nature preserve in Fair?eld County near the town of Lancaster. You will start out cruising the slopes of Allen Knob, which rises 240 feet above the surrounding terrain.

The rich woods below the knob are a great spring wild?ower destination. Next, travel to the top of Allen Knob, with its rock outcrops and partial views. The ?nal part of the hike returns you to the trailhead.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Columbus
Distance: 1.6
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 1.5-2 hours
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: Ohio Department of Natural Resources, 2045 Morse Rd., Building C-3, Columbus, OH 43229-6693; (614) 265-6453; www.dnr.state.oh.us
Local Maps: Shallenberger State Nature Preserve; USGS Amanda
Driving Directions: Directions to Shallenberger State Nature Preserve

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