Trail

Drake Trail

Claridon Township, OH
Length: 0.50 mi.
Type: Loop

About This Trail

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From the parking lot head towards the lodge and down to the picnic shelter following the Whitetail Trail and walking around the end of the lake. You will pass fishing platforms along the way and cross a short board walk/bridge to reach a junction where the Ropes Course and Climbing shed is located. Heading straight continues the Whitetail trail for a short distance with a junction to the Maple Highlands Trail, a 20+ mile rail trail that is stroller and bike friendly.

Taking a left at the shed turns you on to the Drake Trail and immediately leads into the nature playground on the left with a variety of climbing and balance structures made out of logs, a mini log cabin and sandbox in an old canoe. To the right side of the trail is the pump track/single track for mountain biking. Continue straight alongside the pond. The trail bears left at the end of the pond across and earthen dam. You can continue straight just a short distance past that junction to a small overlook platform for viewing the upper lake before turning back and crossing the dam heading back to the Whitetail trail and lodge.  You can choose to take a left heading back along the other side of the lake or a right looping out behind the lodge and towards the parking lots.

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Trail Features

Surface type Mixed
Carrier needed No
Stroller friendly Yes
ADA accessible No
Water fountains No
Bathrooms No
Cell reception Spotty
Pet friendly Yes
Nearby convenience store No
Camping Nearby No
Emergency support
within 5 miles
No

Trail highlights

Lake, Natural Play Area, Picnic Area, Shelter, Viewpoint, and Wildlife Viewing

Trail Contributor

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Mom of 2 in central CT, I have been a part of HIB since 2015 when I joined the Worcester branch in MA when my first child was still under 1 yr old.  Currently a Branch Ambassador for the Hartford Branch. We enjoy getting out to our favorite weekly HIB spot with friends and going on family hikes on weekends to check out new places in the area.

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Hike it Baby Family Trail Guide is an online resource to help families with children source trails that little legs can hike and parents can feel comfortable with. Hike details are sourced and have been hiked by families who participate in our community. Our contributors do their best to give you all the details they can, but if something is missed, you can reach out to the contributor and offer suggestions for them to add to make it a better trail description for all. This guide was built with a generous 3-year partnership with L.L Bean. Like Hike it Baby, L.L Bean believes that helping get families into nature from birth on is key to healthier, happier communities.