Field Trip – Kamelands Trail at the Highlands Nature Sanctuary
General Hike Location: The Highlands Nature Sanctuary, Bainbridge, Ohio.
Driving Distance from the Appalachian Forest Museum: 5 minutes.
Meeting Time & Location: Meet at the Kamelands trailhead at 9:15 am. The hike will begin promptly at 9:30 am.
Bring: Be sure bring a bottle of water and a daypack for your lunch which will be enjoyed along the trail. We recommend packing in a piece of plastic to sit on in case the ground is wet.
Hike Length: 2 mile loop trail.
Difficulty: The trail is moderate in difficulty. The hiking path is 2 to 2.5 miles long, and is single-file in width. There is only one small shallow stream crossing but it has short, steep banks. Barrett’s Rim has one abrupt descent and a moderate ascent, with a forty foot elevation change. A few short but steep sections of the trail can be slippery if it has recently rained.
The trail is located across the creek from the Appalachian Forest Museum’s trails. The two mile loop leads you through rolling meadows with stunning views of the hills surrounding the property and into the forest corridor that borders the cliff edge of the Rocky Fork Creek. The trail boats immense ancient oaks and interesting rock formations with an optional spur to the floor of the canyon.