Peebles, Ohio 45660
Davis Memorial State Nature Preserve webpage
Davis Memorial State Nature Preserve (Ohio History Connection) webpage
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Davis Memorial State Nature Preserve Trails
Agave Ridge Trail
The Buckeye Trail passes through the nature preserve connecting two loop trails and creating a 2-mile trail system. There are two parking areas on Davis Memorial Road, one for each loop. Short hikes can be taken for each loop or longer out-and-back hikes can be made from either parking lot using the Buckeye Trail.
A description of hiking the nature preserve with photos and maps is on the TrekOhio website.
About Davis Memorial State Nature Preserve
+ Oustanding geological and botanical site
+ Rare plant species
+ 2-mile trail system with bridges, bulletin board, interpretive signs, boardwalk, and parking lot
+ Davis Memorial State Nature Preserve is an outstanding geological and botanical site.
Geologic features include excellent Silurian dolomite cliffs. Both Greenfield dolomite and Peebles dolomite are exposed. Ohio black shale occurs on the tops of the knobs. An impressive fault, causing vertical displacement of 30 feet, exposes adjacent cliffs of Greenfield and Peebles dolomite.
The preserve’s dolomite cliffs provide habitat for white cedar and sullivantia. American aloe, dwarf hawthorn, hairy wing-stem, side-oats gramma grass, and purple coneflower are found in the prairie openings. Other significant species include tall larkspur, limestone Adder’s-tongue fern, narrow-leaved bluecurls, and Walter’s violet.
From Davis Memorial State Nature Preserve webpage
No restroom facilities.