Maple Heights, Ohio
October 14, 2002
I hiked a couple of miles in to this area. I think the trail is over 20 miles. It also connects to other trails in this area of the Forest.
I guess if there must be something to watch out for, it would be the cable suspension bridge that you need to cross to get to the trail. The bridge goes over a larger river that Otter Creek empties in to. If you are scared of heights, you might have some problems with this bridge. It does sway a little bit, but did not feel unsafe at all.
I had a great time hiking on this trail. I enjoy taking pictures along creeks in general. So, I enjoyed taking some photos along this trail. Even though most of the trees were past there peak color, there were still a few good ones. I got some good reflections in the current. There are also number of large boulders in the creek, which made for some good photos. (I am sorry. I do not have a digital camera or scanner.)
This is a relatively easy hike. If you go down to the creek, be careful around the rocks. They can be slippery. But, the trail itself is flat and easy to walk.
(See my Overview for the details on a good guidebook and maps.)
From journal Monongahelia National Forest