Highlands Nature Sanctuary

Appalachian Forest Museum & Museum Hiking Trails

Forest Museum Trails and Museum are open daily 9am – 5pm, April – October, free to the public.  A free one day hiking pass permits access to all other Sanctuary trails from 9am – Sunset.

MEMBER ACCESS: Members with Wilderness Hiking Decals may hike all trails
year round from sunrise to sunset without the need to check in at the Museum
EXCEPT THAT the Forest Museum’s three trails are closed for security purposes
November-March and are only open 9am – 5pm, April – October. 


Directions to the Appalachian Forest Museum

Highlands Nature Sanctuary

 7660 Cave Road, Bainbridge, OH 45612

Highlands Nature Sanctuary is located in Highland County in south central Ohio, approximately 25 miles west of Chillicothe, and 17 miles east of Hillsboro, four miles west of Bainbridge, and four miles east of Rainsboro,  It lies one mile south of Highway 50 on Cave Road.

Cave Road is located immediately east of the bridge over the Rocky Fork Creek. Watch for the highway signs. Turn south on Cave Road and follow for one mile until you reach the Appalachian Forest Museum. Parking is on the left hand side, across the road from the Museum.