Red and Blue Trails

St Clairsville, Ohio 44631

Red and Blue Trails

Red and Blue Trails Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"For all the times your eyes scanned a landscape and you thought, I wonder what it was like to discover this place, go to Dysart Woods and indulge this daydream. Home to Ohio’s largest remaining tract of virgin forest, Dysart Woods allows you to get a glimpse of what the eastern hardwood forests looked like to Native Americans and, later European settlers. Trees 300 to 400 years old continue to live in this 50-acre National natural Landmark.

Beginning on the Blue Trail, walk down into a ravine. You will see a rich mixed mesophytic forest, common in this part of the state. Pay close attention and you will begin to notice the characteristics that make this forest special. Most obvious are the smattering of trees as large as 5 feet in diameter. A number of these giants are concentrated on the small loop of the Blue Trail, so be sure to take it."

Red and Blue Trails Trip Reports

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Went on Wildcat Hollow (the 16mi trail), I have to say I'm very unimpressed. The scenery was lacking everywhere except a few places, with the interesting ones including very nice groups of pines and sloping hills going into a deep valley. The trails were BADLY overgrown with raspberry vines, and other various prickly plants. Little seeds that stick to anything and everything were overly-abundant, and also a nuisance. This trail might be better in Fall, and early spring when the plants have died down.
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I hiked this trail a while back with my wife, i liked it so much, i decided to make a weekend of it with my kids at church, we are planning the trip for April!

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Trail Information

St Clairsville
Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
About 1 hour
Apr through Oct
Dysart Woods
Local Contacts
USGS: St. Clairsville
Local Maps

Trail Log