Symmes Creek/Morgan Sisters Trail

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

This trailhead is part of the Symmes Creek/Morgan Sisters Trail System. These 6 trails are located in Gallia County, Ohio near Patriot. The trails travel through dense vegetation and over hilly rough terrain with elevation changes of 280 feet. The lowest elevation is 650 feet at Symmes Creek and the highest point is 934 feet on the School House Loop.

Symmes Creek Trails

Symmes Creek North and Symmes Creek South Trails are on the east side of the creek and form a 4.53 mile loop. The trails wind through a variety of young and old forests, along ridgetops, and with occasional overlooks. Along Symmes Creek there are large rock outcroppings and natural wetlands that are reminders of past uses of the land.

Morgan Sisters Trails

The Morgan Sisters Trail System is made up by the Coal Branch, Ridge, and School House loop trails and is located on the west side of Symmes Creek. The Morgan Sisters Trails wind through mature woods with old building sites along the trail. These trails are linked to the two Symmes Creek trails by a short connector trail.

All trails in this trail system are marked with white.

At a Glance

Operational Hours:
  • Open year round for hiking. 
  • Day and night (with lights) access is permitted.
Fees Free
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Oak Hill, OH
Water: None
Operated By: Ironton Ranger District

General Information


To find the Symmes Creek Trailheads:

  • From Oak Hill, follow SR 233 south for approx. 15 miles.
  • Turn left on Gallia Rd. 
  • Take the third right turn and follow the signs along Symmes Creek Rd.

To find the Morgan Sisters Trailhead:

  • From Oak Hill, follow SR 233 south for approx. 15 miles.
  • Turn left on Gallia Rd. 
  • Take the second right turn and follow the signs along Pumpkintown Rd.

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