Burr Oak State Park, Ohio
I'm looking a t doing the circumvent of the lake at Burr Oak Does any one have helpful info on the trail. I can do 15 mile per day 18 if i have to I hike with the Central Ohio Backpacker group. Looking at a 2 day-1 night stretch. How is the terrain, i read a 4 mile stretch is hard but most of it is easy to moderate. Which places do you like to camp.
Probably doing a Sunday Monday trip if any one want to come.
Any info is helpful,
The trail at Burr Oak is relatively easy. When I go to Burr Oak, I normally park at the Wildcat Trailhead then hike Burr Oak counter-clockwise to Dock 2. The next day, I hike the rest of the trail back to Wildcat Trailhead. The fun part of the trail is between Dock 2 and Dock 3. You are generally walking uphill but it is not too bad.
There is a new section that the Buckeye Trail Associate recently made
so hikers will not have to hike through the muddy, flooded briar patches between Dock 2 and Wildcat Trailhead. The only problem is that it is easy to miss. If you do miss it, you'll end up near Wildcat Trailhead anyway.
Thank Madobo. I start a new job soon so thought I take a couple days. Right now looks like this Sunday and Monday the return on Tuesday at the latest. Not sure if I'll take the hammock still working out a few things. May just throw it in the pack and use it to lounge around camp. We are both in Columbus if you ever want to hangout and we could talk trail and help dial in the our hammocks (not sure if I'm hanging mine right).
Just a few questions this is my first time to Burr Oak
How are the sites for hanging?
How clear are the trail? wide path or narrow are most bushwhack?
lets say the bake is a jagged "J", you hike from the top alone the inside of the bowl the along the bottom past dock 1 to dock 2. Looks about 10 to 12 miles, right?