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Nice Out Of The Way Park

We use Zalenski for hiking and you have a couple trails to choose from. The lake trail is about 3... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
donphillipsiree
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Grove City, Ohio
Road trip!

Great area! I’ve been to Hocking Hills (cascade, ash, old mans, rock bridge etc) several times but... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2018
Robyn S
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South Lyon, Michigan, United States
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Reviewed 30 August 2018

We went backpacking at Zaleski based on some reviews we read. (unfortunately we only found the positive ones before we went there and then found the negative ones afterward.) We wondered why all of the YouTube videos didn't show much and they were either in...More

1  Thank Eric T
Reviewed 27 August 2018

We use Zalenski for hiking and you have a couple trails to choose from. The lake trail is about 3 miles each was (put and back) and offers nice views of the lake. There is also an 11 mile trail for those who have 4-5...More

2  Thank donphillipsiree
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Great area! I’ve been to Hocking Hills (cascade, ash, old mans, rock bridge etc) several times but new to Zalesaki. Checked out the Hope Lake campground and did a short day hike into site 1 on the backpack loop. Pretty easy trip in and back...More

Thank Robyn S
Reviewed 15 October 2017

There used to be a bridge over the bog, but now the trail head is south of the parking lot - there's a huge sign. There are two loops of the back packing trail, one longer, with an access road adjacent. There are four inch...More

Thank Sightsee_Eat
Reviewed 30 September 2017

This is my third trip to Zaleski this season, doing the north loop again. I took the western route of the loop up (therefore a clockwise direction), completed its northeastern loop (that starts/ends at camp 3), and returned to the registration area by the more...More

4  Thank M C
Reviewed 14 July 2017

We love this forest with its ravines and gorges and winding paths. Nature at its very best indeed. A little spot of heaven on earth!

Thank mrslljp
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Zaleski will test your mountain-goat hiking skills, especially if you are from the flatlands of Ohio like I am. With over 20,000 acres and miles of well-marked and maintained trails, you really can't go wrong. There is wilderness camping available off trails as well as...More

1  Thank TomGrandy
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Fun relaxing can rent a kayak or other water toys and not break the bank. Nice clean beach/Lake. Nice hiking trails a good place to spend a day or a week.

Thank Jlynn S
Reviewed 25 November 2016

Been doing some solo backpacking trips and had zaleski on my radar for a few months. Started at the new trailhead by the hope schoolhouse (which added 1.9 miles) and made it to camp 3 by late afternoon, traveling counter clockwise. I am not an...More

3  Thank Jason W
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Much to discover in this tucked away forest location! Many little villages, farming, views, great hikes and many hidden gems to explore!

Thank Diana M
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Jamie T
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Colleen L
3 August 2015|
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There is drinking water at the campgrounds from what I presume are well pumps. I wouldn't use other water found in the area because of prior mining.
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aorrville
8 June 2015|
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I have hiked many locations in central and southern/southeastern Ohio. They are a lot the same difficulty, since the hills are similar heights, probably due to their common glacial origin (could be wrong about that). The way... More
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