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Wayne National Forest–Monroe Outlook
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Monroe Overlook Trail Loop
Monroe Overlook Trail is a 5-mile loop of beautiful streams, open meadows, and panoramic views. Tall pine forests offer a natural retreat from the city and the meadows are full of fabulous wildflowers in the spring. Depending on the season, you may be able to catch a glimpse of white-tailed deer or wild turkeys along the way.
From 10 Best Hikes in Ohio (RootsRated)

Park at the Monroe Overlook Trail trailhead.

About Monroe Outlook
The Monroe Outlook provides access to the Monroe Overlook Trail and the Wildcat Hollow Trail in Perry County.

This scenic vista provides a 360-degree view of the countryside. It also provides some excellent wildlife viewing opportunities.
From Wayne National Forest Monroe Outlook webpage

About Wildcat Hollow
The Wildcat Hollow Hiking Trail offers two options; a 15-mile loop of scenic trail along ridge-tops and stream bottoms, and a short five-mile loop for day hikes. Both trails will lead through tall pine forests, open meadows, quiet streams, rock outcroppings, and down old roads overlooking miles of beautiful landscape. You will also pass some of our land management activities. Wildflowers are at their peak in the spring, but we ask that you not pick them so that others may also enjoy them. The hiker who treads softly can often catch glimpses of the wildlife who call the forest home. Bring your binoculars and enjoy your visit. This area is one of the recommended wildflower viewing areas on the Forest.
From Wildcat Hollow webpage

About Wayne National Forest
The Wayne National Forest is located in the hills of southeastern Ohio. This small national forest, in the heart of the heavily populated Midwest, covers almost a quarter million acres of Appalachian foothills. The Wayne is divided into three blocks administered by two Ranger Districts at Athens and Ironton. A field office is also located east of Marietta.

Visitors to national forest lands are welcome to camp, hike, hunt, and fish. The Forest boundaries surround a checkerboard pattern of ownership, with public and private ownership interspersed. There are over 300 miles of trails on the Forest for hiking, all-terrain vehicle (ATV) riding, mountain biking, or horseback riding.
From Wayne National Forest website

No restroom facilities.