Trailhead Adventures

Babcock State Park Destination Guide

Glade Creek Grist Mill at Babcock State Park

A photographers playground during fall, this hidden gem of a park offers exciting activities all year. What to know before visiting Babcock State Park in West Virginia Babcock State Park is located less than 20 miles north of New River Gorge National Park and 60 miles east of Charleston, West Virginia. The park is comprised […]

Visiting Lanterman’s Mill and Falls at Mill Creek MetroParks

Lanterman's Mill

Directions: Parking (Main) – 41.06757, -80.68379 Parking (Overflow) – 41.06896, -80.68461 Points of Interest: Lanterman’s Mill – 41.06682, -80.68212 Lanterman’s Falls – 41.06666, -80.68222 Covered Bridge – 41.06653, -80.68135 Gorge Trail trailhead – 41.06702, -80.68258 Know before you go Lanterman’s Fall and its namesake Lanterman’s Mill is located within Mill Creek Metroparks in Youngstown, Ohio. […]

Winter Hiking to Henry Run Sawmill Dam – Cook Forest State Park

Hike along the beautiful Clarion river to the old stone Henry Run Sawmill Dam. Locations – Parking Coordinates: 41.33675, -79.22346 (Fire Tower Road is closed for winter. Park at Ridge Campground and hike up Fire Tower Road)) – Trailhead Coordinates: 41.33647, -79.22312 (Fire Tower Road starts across the street from Ridge Campground parking) Hike Details […]

Winter Hiking to Seneca Point and Old Fire Tower 9 – Cook Forest State Park, PA

Enjoy an easy winter hike to the old Fire Tower 9 and Seneca Point along the Fire Tower Road. Hike Details Locations– Parking Coordinates: 41.33675, -79.22346 (Fire Tower Rd is closed for winter for cross country skiing. You will need to park at Ridge Campground and hike the road)– Trailhead Coordinates: 41.33647, -79.22312 (Across the […]

Hiking Old Man’s Cave to Lower Falls Hocking Hills State Park

The iconic Old Man’s Cave trail leads you through a deep gorge full of picturesque blackhand sandstone formations, caves, cascades and waterfalls. Locations – Parking Coordinates: 39.435463, -82.540939 (Large parking lot adjacent to the Old Man’s Cave Visitors Center) – Trailhead Coordinates: 39.434710, -82.541381 (In front of the visitors center. Follow the steps down into the gorge) Hike Details […]

Exploring Ash Cave at Hocking Hills State Park – Ohio’s Largest Cave

The Ash Cave Loop features its namesake Ash Cave, a 700 foot wide by 100 foot deep by 90 foot tall recessed cave and waterfall. Locations (Parking and Trailhead) – Parking Coordinates:  39.396071, -82.545738 (Coordinates lead to parking near trailhead. Additional parking can be found in the lot across the road.) – Trailhead Coordinates: 39.396278, -82.545612 (The […]

Winter Hiking the Rock House Rim Trail – Hocking Hills State Park, OH

Explore the beautiful and unique cave known as Rock House on a short 0.7-mile hike. Trail Details Location: – Parking: 39.496188, -82.614532 – Trailhead: 39.496583, -82.615139 Distance & Type: 0.7 miles loop Elevation change: 165 foot elevation gain Difficulty: Easy Hike features: The 200-foot long and 30-foot tall Rock House Cave, Moss Covered Cliffs, a […]

Winter Hiking the Rock House Gorge Hike at Hocking Hills State Park

Explore the beautiful and unique cave known as Rock House. Trail Details Location: – Parking: 39.495191, -82.612853 – Trailhead: 39.495345, -82.613352 Distance & Type: 1.2 mile lollipop loop Elevation change: 197 foot elevation gain Difficulty: Easy Hike features: The 200-foot long and 30-foot tall Rock House Cave, Moss Covered Cliffs, a 100-foot tall ‘seasonal’ waterfall […]

Hike the Lake Cohasset Loop in Mill Creek MetroParks bc

Hemlock trees and moss covered sandstone formations wrap around the oldest lake in Mill Creek Park.  This hike will guide you past multiple historic structures from the early 1800s.  Trailhead Location:  (41.072944, -80.688548)  – Suspension Bridge Parking Lot Distance & Type: 2.4 miles (3.9 km) Loop Elevation change: +/- 70 feet Difficulty: Easy hike on […]