So Much to See
Burr Oak State Park is nestled within the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, the woodlands feature beautiful valleys, stunning vistas, rocky outcroppings, and even several out-of-the-way caves. Lush hardwood trees, including oaks and hickories, provide a verdant filter from the golden sun in the summer and a fiery display of reds, oranges, and yellows in the fall.
The forest is home to an abundance of wildlife, and the observant eye may see white-tailed deer, raccoons, ruffed grouse, squirrels, wild turkeys, and any number of bird species. Along the shores of Burr Oak Lake, you might spy an industrious beaver, a box turtle sunning itself on a rock or log, a magnificently colored wood duck, or a variety of splashing fish.
Wildflower enthusiasts will delight in our springtime blooms, including orchids, trilliums, jack-in-the-pulpits, lilies, and violets.
Wind your way through the 23-mile loop along the shores of Burr Oak Lake, or take a stroll along our Chipmunk Trail or Red Fox Trail. Whichever you choose, please be sure to stay on the trails, which are clearly marked for your safety, and have fun!
Distance: 3.5 Miles
Distance: 3 Miles
Distance: 1 Mile - Moderate
Distance: 0.5 Mile - Moderate
Distance: 0.5 miles - Moderate
Red/Camp/Red Trail - 5.2 Miles - Moderate
Distance: 1.8 Miles - Moderate
The backpacking trail is a combination of all or part of the Ravine, Lakeview, and Camp trails, and winds around the lakeshore, offering primitive campsites and drinking water at several locations along the route. Nearly 13 miles of the 18-mile backpack trail is part of the Buckeye Trail. Parking and the trailhead are located at the Nature Center.
Follow the Blue Blazes! A portion of the Buckeye Trail is located in Burr Oak State Park.
For nearly 1444 miles, the Buckeye Trail winds around Ohio, reaching into every corner of the state. From a beachhead on Lake Erie near Cleveland, to a hilltop overlooking the Ohio River in Cincinnati, a hiker can experience a little of all that Ohio has to offer.
Find More Information about the Buckeye Trail: https://www.buckeyetrail.org/
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