Gladys Riley Golden Star Lily Guided Hike

Saturday, April 4, 2020
Arrive at 9:45 am, Hike is from 10 am sharp through mid-afternoon

Join Naturalists, Ann Geise and Marjie Becus, on a guided hike at the Gladys Riley Golden Star Lily Preserve

The Arc founded the first preserve for the Golden Stars in 2005 with a 67 acre refuge just outside the small town of Otway, Ohio. An early spring wildflower, the Golden Star Lily faces nearly upward and bears yellow anthers instead of chocolate brown like its more familiar cousin, the Common Trout Lily. Our recent acquisition of an adjacent 118 acre tract has tripled the protected habitat of the Golden Star Lilies as well as tripled the protection of the lower Rocky Fork Creek’s forested corridor. For detailed information on Gladys Riley, including trail map, click here.

Directions: Tick Ridge-Koenig Hill Rd, Otway, OH 45657.

Your Leaders – Ann Geise & Marjie Becus


What to Bring

Filled water bottle
A packed Lunch
Boots with good tread.
Dress for the weather.
Trekking poles (optional, but helpful for balancing)
Binoculars (optional)


Registration will be opened three weeks prior to the guided hike. 

Please return to this page to fill out the information below to register for the guided hike. A confirmation will be sent to you a week before the hike. Registration is limited, please let us know if you need to cancel so we can open your spot for someone else by contacting us at or 937-365-1935.