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Cemetery Ridge Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.6 (8)

A steep climb up the ridge through a forest of oak, beech, birch, and maple, then along the top of the ridge.


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Map Key

2.5

Miles

4.1

KM

Point to Point

1,152' 351 m

High

776' 237 m

Low

459' 140 m

Up

97' 30 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

23%

Max Grade (13°)

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Description

This trail starts from the Creekside Meadows Trail, crosses Clear Creek Road, and then starts a steep climb (more than 20% grade in places) for about 0.3 miles to the top of the ridge. About 0.25 miles later, the singletrack broadens out to a gravel/dirt access road to service a natural gas pipeline.

At about the one mile mark, there is an old barn just off the trail to the south that has had the roof replaced as well as some of the siding boards. It is open for exploration. The trail comes into a clearing at 2.2 miles, where it turns south as it meets the Chestnut Trail, and the service road veers to the north out of the park. The trail continues to the south through a prairie area about 0.3 miles until it meets the Fern Trail.

Flora & Fauna

A rare yellow lady slipper orchid is enclosed to protect it from being grazed by deer.

Contacts

Shared By:

Randy Dull

Trail Ratings

  4.6 from 8 votes

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  4.6 from 8 votes
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#117

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Photos

Grassy trail through a meadow.
Oct 2, 2017 near Lancaster, OH
Steep climb.
Oct 2, 2017 near Lancaster, OH
Another part of the steep climb.
Oct 2, 2017 near Lancaster, OH
Barn just off the trail—open for exploration.
Oct 2, 2017 near Lancaster, OH
Front of the barn
Oct 2, 2017 near Lancaster, OH
Pipeline evidence.
Oct 2, 2017 near Lancaster, OH

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Mar 17, 2022
Jeffrey Archer
Trail in good shape overall, recent brush cutting evident, some truck tire ruts as a result.
Jul 31, 2021
Cam Walker
Feb 13, 2021
Sarah Ashley
Oct 3, 2020
Kylie Davis
Hiked the Cemetery Ridge and then looped the lower trail as well. 5mi — 3h 00m
Sep 21, 2019
Isaac Jordan
Sep 2, 2019
Private User
Jan 1, 2019
Rachel Crum
Muddy, nice old barn 2.5mi
Jul 8, 2018
Robert Poletto