Symmes Creek West Trailhead

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

This trailhead is part of the Symmes Creek/Morgan Sister Trail System. The 6 trails in the Morgan Sister – Symmes Creek Trail System 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.

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 Sister 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 access is permitted.
Fees No Fees
Closest Towns: Oak Hill, OH
Water: None
Restroom: None
Operated By: Ironton Ranger Station

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.


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River and Stream Fishing

Fishing opportunities are good year round on the creek shore or by canoe or boat.

Fishing Platform Undeveloped shore
Fish Species Sauger, smallmouth and spotted bass, channel catfish, sunfish, and suckers.
Cleaning Station None


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