Morgan Sisters Trailhead

Area Status: Open
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This trailhead is part of the Symmes Creek/Morgan Sisters Trail System. The 6 trails in the Morgan Sisters – 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 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 access is permitted.
Fees No Fees
Closest Towns: Oak Hill, OH
Water: None
Restroom: None
Operated By: Ironton Ranger Station

General Information

Directions:

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.

Activities


Camping & Cabins

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Day Hiking

The 6-mile Symmes Creek Trail winds through a variety of young and old forests and along ridgetops with occassional overlooks. The trail climbs down to Symmes Creek where large rock outcroppings and natural wetlands are reminders of past uses of the land.

The Morgan Sisters Trail on the south side of the creek offers a more challenging hike through an old growth hardwood forests known locally as Morgan Sisters Woods. It is thought to contain virgin timber which has never been cut. Old home sites and an old school house site can also be seen on this trail.

Backpacking

Symmes Creek and Morgan Sisters are separate trails on opposite sides of Symmes Creek. They are linked by a short connector trail. The two trails offer hikers optional distances for day hikes or a 14-mile overnight hike when combined.

Camping is allowed along the trail for this long backpack trail.

General Info:

Directions

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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Location

 
  Latitude : 
38.81888689

  Longitude : 
-82.46419479

 



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