Blackhand Gorge State Nature Preserve

Newark, Ohio 43093

Blackhand Gorge State Nature Preserve

Blackhand Gorge State Nature Preserve Professional Review and Guide

"This is one beautiful hike, a must-do for all central Ohioans. Take the Blackhand Trail into a deepening gorge along the Licking River, and enjoy blu?s towering over the river while traversing a user-friendly paved path.

Take the Chestnut Trail, climbing along the gorge rim. Backtrack toward the trailhead, then take the Quarry Rim Trail to explore water-?lled sandstone quarries that o?er contrasting beauty. If the distance is too much, you can tailor the hike to suit your desires."

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Trail Information

Newark
Nearby City
7.2
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Difficult
Skill Level
3.5- 5 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
Ohio Department of Natural Resources, 2045 Morse Rd., Building C-3, Columbus, OH 43229-6693; (614) 265-6453; www.dnr.state.oh.us
Local Contacts
Blackhand Gorge State Nature Preserve; USGS Toboso, Hanover
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018