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."