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Symmes Creek

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About Symmes Creek:

Symmes Creek is a tributary of the Ohio River, 70 miles long, in southern Ohio in the United States. It is part of the watershed of the Mississippi River, draining an area of 357 sq.mi. on the unglaciated portion of the Allegheny Plateau. Symmes Creek rises in Bloomfield Township in southeastern Jackson County and flows generally southward through Jackson County, Gallia County, and Lawrence County, through a portion of the Ironton Unit of the Wayne National Forest and past the communities of Waterloo, Aid, and Willow Wood. It joins the Ohio River at the village of Chesapeake, opposite downtown Huntington, West Virginia. Anyway, Symmes Creek, to my knowledge, has been used in the past by greek organizations of the University of Rio Grande for initiation, and, of course, by outdoor enthusiasts. It is a beautiful area within Wayne National Forest, and needs to be treated with the respect that all of nature deserves. There are plenty of sandstone rocks to play on along the Symmes Creek Trail. Get out and play!
Nearest town or city: Rio Grande
Directions: Take 325 South from Rio Grande. Turn RIGHT on Wolf Run Rd. Go until it dead ends(you will pass one 4-way stop called Nebo Rd.). Turn Right onto gravel road called Symmes Creek Rd. Follow a few miles until you come to the first Bridge and park just before the bridge. Hike up the trail on the right about a half mile, following all forks in the trail to the left. The Rock is obviously monstrous, you won't miss it.
Latitude, Longitude: 38.81497, -82.45428
Access Issues: This is on Wayne National Forest property. According to all the employees of WNF that i have talked to, they turn a blind eye to climbing. But nobody ever told me it was illegal. So, in my opinion, go ahead.
Camping: Yes
When to Climb: Autumn Spring Summer Winter
Quantity of Climbs: Weekend

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Forum Discussions (3 posts)

  Subject Author Replies Last Post
No Replies Tons more clmbing just down the road... kelly.collins 0 Nov 19 2010, 9:57 AM
No Replies Existing Names... kelly.collins 0 Nov 16 2010, 5:06 PM
No Replies More information about the Symmes Creek Trail kelly.collins 0 Nov 16 2010, 1:38 PM