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Author Topic: Day Hike - Fort Hill State Memorial  (Read 2873 times)
« on: October 01, 2012, 09:17:18 AM »

Fort Hill State Memorial

13614 Fort Hill Road, Hillsboro, OH

10:30 a.m.

Join us for a day of fall hiking at Fort Hill State Memorial. The hike will use portions of the Fort, Deer, and Gorge Trails and encompass about six to seven miles of hiking along this beautiful section of the Buckeye Trail. We will see 2,000 year old Hopewell earthworks, rock outcroppings, and some small arches and spring flowers. There will be two steep hills to tackle (400 and 300 feet respectively), and the Gorge Trail can be slippery at times! The hike will start at 10:30 and should take three to four hours. Please arrive no later than 10:15 and bring your cameras for some excellent fall colors!

Be certain to bring plenty of water (I suggest two liters minimum) and something to snack on (we'll take a break or two along the way).

A favorite southern Ohio hiking destination of mine, many hikers who have not been to Fort Hill are surprised to find that Fort Hill offers challenging hills, beautiful forest, and a gorge area that rivals anything in the Buckeye State.

There is a vault (pit) toilet on site, and if the museum is open there is a restroom within. For those who find seven miles a bit daunting, there are options to shorten the hike, so do not let the mileage deter you from joining us!

Contact: Darryl Smith at or call 513.321.1539
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