South of Chillicothe and west of Waverly, the 11,900 acre Pike State Forest has 33 miles of trails open to hiking. The trails wind through the hollows and ridge tops, offering the visitor a challenging ride as well as some beautiful scentery and breathtaking views.
To reach the trailhead from Chillicothe, proceed south on US 23 past Waverly to SR 124. Head west on SR 124 to Lapperell Road and park at the State Forest Headquarters.
Overall, Pike State Forest is the 21st most popular hiking trail of all 26 hikes in Ohio.