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Mt. Gilead State Park

Near: Mt. GileadOH (Weather)
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Trail Description As of 6/2017, these trails are all blocked by huge, fallen trees. Seven bridle trails also allow hiking or running:Whetstone Trail - 0.31 mi, easyMeadow Trail - 0.6 mi, easyMaple Grove Trail - 0.57 mi, moderateHorse/Trailer staging area is on St. Rte 42 and is easy to miss. Very quiet, few trail riders. Trails range from very easy to difficult, unfortunately they are not marked very well as you get further from the staging area.1/2017Piney Woods Loop Trail - 1.5 mi, moderate (Temporarily unavailable due to lake improvements)Sams Creek Trail - 1 mi, moderate (Temporarily unavailable due to lake improvements)Lakeside Trail - 1.7 mi, moderate to difficult (Temporarily unavailable due to lake improvements)Fern Ridge Trail - 1 mi, difficult. SMALL PARKING AREA, DIFFICULT TO TURN AROUND. AMENITIES: 2 PICNIC TABLES, MOUNTING PLATFORM. NO WATER, RESTROOMS OR TIE UPS.
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Campground No horse camping, no water except from stream. Picnic table and trash can. Mounting platform.
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None ODNR-Alum Creek


5463 St Rte 42
Mt Gilead, OH 43338
Directions Horse trailer entrance is on the State Route 42 side and is very difficult to see. GPS address is 5463 State Route 42, Mt. Gilead No sign! Just a gravel driveway with a metal gate that is usually open. Do not try to enter on the State Route 95 side!
This information was provided by Galen on 6/27/2017 6:17:32 AM

Notes on Difficulty Rating:  
 Easy
(Gently sloping or level terrain; trails are groomed or wide open; shallow or no creek crossings. ) 
 More Difficult (Moderate hills over consistent surface; possibly some narrow trails and short steeper slopes) 
 Rigorous (Easy to More Difficult for rider but physically challenging for horse such as on a level surface through deep sand) 
 Challenging (Possible rocky, uneven surface, steep slopes, uncleared trails, faster flowing streams and other obstacles that lead to more difficult riding for rider and horse)

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