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Buckeye Trailfest Celebration 2018
Apr 25, Apr 26, Apr 27, Apr 28, Apr 29, 2018

Festivities start on April 25th in the evening with -A Shared Vision: A Land Managers Roundtable- hosted by the North Country National Scenic Trail and the US National Park Service.

Thursday, April 26th - Pre-registration hikes are 1) AM Hike A: The Grandma Gatewood Trail: Upper Falls to Ash Cave, 6 miles, Moderate. 2) PM Hike B: Boch Hollow State Nature Preserve, 6 miles, Moderate. 3) All Day Hike C: Hocking Hills Hiking Highlights. Rock Fork to Ash Cave, 15 miles, Strenuous.

Friday, April 27th - Pre-registraion Hikes. 1) AM Hike D: Crane Hollow Nature Preserve, 3-4 miles, Strenuous. 2) All Day Hike E: Hocking Hills Hiking Highlights. Big Pine to Ash Cave, 11 miles, Strenuous.

Saturday, April 28th - Pre-registration Hikes. 1) AM Hike F: Bison Hollow Preserve, 3-4 miles, Moderate. 2) PM Hike G: BTA Pretty Run Preserve, 4.5 miles, Rugged. 3) All Day Hike H: Wayne National Forest, Village of Shawnee to Dutch Ridge Hike, Rugged/Strenuous.

Hikes that do not require Pre-registration are as follows:

Thursday, April 26th. 1) 9:00am, Hocking Hills State Park visitor center to Big Pine Road, rapelling area, 4.1 miles, Moderate. 2) AM Camp OtyOkwa - Hike to Counselors Cave, .8 miles, Moderate. 3) AM Whispering Cave to Cedar Falls, 5.2 miles, 3.5 to 4 hours, Moderate. 4) All Day Hike the Big Three - Rock House, Cantwell Cliffs and Conkle Hollow, 6-8 miles, Moderate to Strenuous. 5) PM Ash Cave to Old Mans Cave/Upper Falls, 6 miles, 3-4 hours, Moderate.

Friday, April 27th - 1) 9:00am Hocking Hills State Park visitor center to Ash Cave, 6 miles, Moderate. 2) AM State Forest Rappelling Area to Upper Falls, 4.1 miles, Moderate. 3) AM Camp Oty Okwa, 1.2 miles, 1 hour. 4) AM Airplane Rock 4.2 miles, Easy to Moderate. 5) PM Night Hike at Oty Okwa, 2 miles, Moderate hike due to darkness.

Saturday, April 28th - 1) 9:00am Starr Route Road, C-4, Point 13 on OMC section map to Big Pine Road, Point 16, Meet at Camp Oty Okwa, 5.5 miles, Moderate. 2) AM BTA Pretty Run Preserve, 4.5 miles, Rugged. 3) AM Deep Woods Hike includes a 120 foot waterfall, 3-4 miles, Moderate. 4) PM Natural Arches of Ohio Geology Hike, 3-4 miles, Moderate. 5) PM Boch Hollow State Nature Preserve, 4 miles, Moderate.

Cost: $55-85/entire event
The Buckeye Trail Association
2478 Purcell Rd.
South Bloomingville, Ohio 43152
Phone: 740-394-2008
Interest Tags
Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
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