Logan Trail—North Loop

Adelphi, Ohio 43101

Logan Trail—North Loop

Logan Trail—North Loop Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"The 12.1-mile north loop of the Logan Trail begins and ends at a fire tower that you can climb to get a view of the deciduous forest unfolding in all directions. But the beauty is in the details. Look for wild irises and other spring wildflowers as well as edible plants such as mushrooms, berries, and pawpaws. Hike this well-constructed trail through mature forest, clear-cuts, and successional (growing back) woods.

The Tar Hollow region was named for the pine tar that settlers extracted from native pitch pine trees. The tar was used for balms and as a lubricant for machinery. When you start your hike at Tar Hollow from the fire tower, you will immediately see pine trees. But climb up to the top of the tower and get a view of a deciduous forest stretching in all directions. From here you can get an idea of the terrain that lies ahead."

Logan Trail—North Loop Trip Reports

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2/13/2011
A couple friends did the Northern 23M of the 40m loop and took the cut across trail that partly shares the day hike trail so I feel it counts. Come on Trails.com lets get some more info about the 40Mile loop. That is what makes Shawnee State Park my favorite hiking spot in the Tri-state (KY, IN, OH).
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4/4/2010
My wife and I hiked this together, and indeed spring is the best! I'd say the elevation changed more than slightly, though it never required switchbacks. There was a large section that had been deforested, but apparently that was all for the good according to signs posted by the Ranger Service. Someone had made a fire ring right in the middle of the path at one point, which was disheartening; but the best part of this was that the nearly 8 mi. of trail certainly did not end too quickly. At the halfway point I was SURE we were farther, and was weary and ready to be done, but it was a very good experience, and slightly more hiking than winter lethargy allowed me to do with utmost ease.
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10/17/2009
Hiked this trail in combination with a couple of others in the Fort Hill complex. It was beautiful has the south-central Ohio trees were turning their full autumn colors. Trail is nicely blazed and has a lot of fairly steep ups and down, mostly short length. Great slump blocks to climb on around
Baker's Fork. Some 80 to 90 feet over the creek. Deer Trail was partially closed due to washed out trail at one or more fords. Hike was about 6-8 miles long and took about 3 hours
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7/1/2008
I had a good time on this trail. I actually used the day hike trail to backpack from the trailhead parking lot to Camp 3. The route was a bit too tough for my kids, so I ran back to the parking lot via ST 125 to get the car and drive back to the water hydrant area for Camp 3. :)
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8/14/2007
This is a challenging trail, although I was able to complete it in about 2.5 miles. In many places the trail has overgrowth, but the path is still distinquishable enough with numerous blazes as to avoid wandering off the trail. Lots of ascents and decents to provide a heart pounding hike.
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Trail Information

Adelphi
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
12.1
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Difficult
Skill Level
About 4 to 6 hours
Duration
Apr through Oct
Season
Tar Hollow State Forest and State Park
Local Contacts
USGS: Adelphi
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