Shawnee Backpack Outing
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June 9-11, 2023
Shawnee North Loop (19.5 mi.) – The Shawnee State Forest Backpack Trail consists of three loops that can be combined to create hikes of up to 50 miles. This is considered by some to be the most challenging backpack trail in Ohio. There are seven backcountry camp areas and plenty of rugged scenery in this area known as “The Little Smokies.”
Shawnee State Forest is about a 2-hour drive south of Columbus.
Difficulty: Moderate to Strenuous (hilly) (appropriate for fit beginner and above)
Length: 2 nights (Fri & Sat.), 6 mi. Fri + 8.5 mi. Sat. + 5 mi. Sun = 19.5 mi. (May be adjusted based on group.)
Trip Leader: Jim Villacres, firstname.lastname@example.org
Time Zone - America/New_York