Boch Hollow State Nature Preserve
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Boch Hollow State Nature Preserve Trails
Trails at Boch Hollow State Nature Preserve include:
Buckeye Trail – 4.2 miles
Cemetery Trail – 1.4 miles
Meadow Trail – .7 mile
North Trailhead Trail – .3 mile
Pond Trail – .4 mile
ridge Trail – .2 mile
A description with a map of a 7.2-mike hike using trails at Boch Hollow State Nature Preserve in on the AllTrails website.
About Boch Hollow State Nature Preserve
+ A wide diversity of habitats
+ Federally Endangered Running Buffalo Clover
+ 3.5 miles of trails
+ Additional trails planned
+ Small pond and gazebo near the trailhead
+ Meeting room and educational programming facility
+ Parking lot
Located in northern Hocking County at the edge of the Hocking Hills Region, Boch Hollow provides an excellent opportunity to see a wide diversity of habitats ranging from riparian corridors, mature wooded hills, ridges, and old field remnants. The most notable botanical feature at Boch Hollow is the extensive population of the Federally Endangered Running Buffalo Clover – the largest such population in Ohio.
Unique among Ohio’s preserves is the mission of Boch Hollow to serve as an educational site for hands-on environmental education of Appalachian Ohio ecology. Primarily geared toward local school children, the staff also provides programs to the general public as well as various civic and environmental organizations.
From Columbus travel east on US-33 and take the Tarkiln Road exit. Turn left at the bottom of the ramp and proceed straight through the light at Business US-33 onto Horn’s Mill road. Travel approximately 4.8 miles on Horn’s Mill Road. As road enters Hocking County, it becomes Hide-Away-Hills Road. Continue on Hide-Away-Hills Road approximately 4.1 miles to the intersection with OH-664. Turn right on OH-664 and travel approximately .4 mile. Turn left onto Beach Camp Road and travel approximately 1 mile and turn right into the driveway at Boch Hollow State Nature Preserve.
From Boch Hollow State Nature Preserve webpage
A section of the Buckeye Trail passes through Boch Hollow State Nature Preserve.
No restroom facilities.