Location: Garrettsville, OH (High 83, Low 58)
When we come to a new area, one of the first things I usually do is check to see if there is a biking or walking trail nearby. Looking at the map, I was pleasantly surprised to see that there was a state park only a mile or two down the road from the campground.
We were off duty yesterday from babysitting and it was a beautiful day, so we decided to take a ride over and check it out. We brought our bikes but when we arrived, we discovered that it was a relatively small state park. There was no booth or entrance fee, or road even, just a parking lot with a bathroom and some picnic areas. I had printed the trail map off before leaving home, which turned out to be a good thing because we didn’t see any around to pick up.
The hikes are pretty short, maybe a mile or so long. There is an easy trail, two moderate trails and one difficult, marked by splashes of paint on trees along the trail. We walked the easy one and one of the moderates. The trails seemed pretty level so not sure what makes one any more difficult than another. We will go back another day and will probably try the other two then.
It was a nice walk through the woods with some very neat rock formations and caves to explore. Being so close, we will probably go back at least one more time. If we were further away though and had to drive to get there, we probably wouldn’t make another special trip as the hiking trails are pretty short and it’s not the kind of place where we would spend a whole day.
Still beautiful though.