1st Monthly Pack 415 Hike Information
When: Sunday, September 27 3:00-5:00pm
Where: Stonelick State Park ; Lakeview Trail Parking Lot
What: An easy to moderate 3’ish mile hike
Hike Description: Enter Stonelick State Park from OH 727 and proceed to the Lakeview Trail parking lot. Take Lakeview Trail to where it merges with Southwoods Trail. Turn left onto Southwoods Trail. Enjoy the views of the red cedars and keep an eye out for the tracks of raccoons and deer, which frequently water at the small stream. After crossing over two footbridges, the trail becomes unmarked for a small portion, so be mindful not to wander onto a deer trail. Cross the metal bridge and enjoy a newer growth forest of white and red oaks and sugar maples. After crossing another footbridge (and having the Stonelick Campground visible ) take the Red Fox Trail split to the left. Follow Red Fox through more red cedars to a wetland, where you may glimpse herons, hear some frogs or see other water creatures. Remain on Red Fox Trail (following the red blazes) as it loops back around through shagbark hickory, beech and white oaks to Southwards Trail. At the intersection, bear left onto Southwards Trail. Continue on Southwards to the intersection with Lakeview Trail. Turn right onto Lakeview to return to your car.
Feel free to come later or leave earlier, pack a picnic or extend the hike beyond what is listed above.
If you have any questions, please contact Joe Dumont.
*Hike and descriptions taken from 60 Hike Within 60 Miles: Cincinnati by Tamara York