Along with the Whipple Section, this section provides a link between the off-road trail in AEP Recreation Lands and North Country Trail in the Marietta Unit of Wayne National Forest. Although somewhat below average in off-road trail, this segment lies in very remote, wooded country of high ridges. Some of the roads are so little used that days may pass between vehicles. The trail leaves the Belle Valley Section in Belle Valley and heads east past Caldwell Lake, Fulda, Lamping Homestead and Ring Mill on the way to the Whipple Section at County Road Nine.
|27||Irish Run Rd (T58) at Junction with Archers Fork Loop Trail
The Archers Fork Loop Trail is a 9.4 mile loop trail within the Wayne National Forest. BT/NCT comprises about 1/2 of the loop. The half between here and Point 30 is described in the text below. The other half of the loop is described as the description of Archers Fork Loop elsewhere.
Continue SW on Irish Run Rd. After 0.25 mi, exit N onto McCormick Ridge Rd (T410). Climb gently. After 0.4 mi, exit road onto footpath. The closure ends here. And the following description is the same as that found in your Road Fork Map, Edition of July 2011. Soon ford a tributary of Irish Run. Trail turns briefly S in middle of power line easement but then turns abruptly W and ascends very steep slope. Trail now undulates along ridge.
|28||BT/NCT at Great Cave near St Patrick’s Cemetery Rd (T411)|