Fort Hill (Arc of Appalachia)
A total of eleven miles of hiking trails exist at Fort Hill, offering some of the best hiking in the entire state of Ohio. Because of the relatively long length of the preserve’s three trails, they are best suited for hiking enthusiasts. Hikers, please note back country trail conditions.
It is wise to dedicate approximately one hour per mile in order to leisurely and safely enjoy Fort Hill’s back country trails. The trails are generally primitive in nature, being narrow, uneven, and traversing rolling hills that can sometimes approach steep.
After a rain or in the spring after winter snow melt, the paths can be muddy, so please be prepared with proper foot gear. Before coming in the fall/winter, be sure to check the dates the hiking trails are closed for the deer management hunt. Fort Hill is a protected natural area.
Regulations require that hikers remain on the trails. Harvesting or disturbing plant and animal life is not permitted. Fishing is not permitted. Dogs are allowed, but must be kept on a leash at all times. [arcofappalachia.org]
Circle Mound Trail