Morgan Sisters Trailhead

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

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


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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Boating - Non-Motorized

Symmes Creek offers fishing and canoe opportunities during the spring and fall. However, the only access points on National Forest System land are unimproved with no facilities. For those with their own canoes, the creek meanders through scenic pastoral America.

There are no liveries available in this area for canoe or kayak rentals. 

Trailer Parking Parking is provided at trailheads.
Type of Craft Canoes, kayaks and flat-bottom Jon boats
Fuel availability Motors boats not recommended.
Launch Ramps Undeveloped, launch from creeks and river banks
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