Mary Reed is a freelance journalist and photographer based in Athens, Ohio. Her work has also appeared in Backpacker, Ohio Magazine, Orion Afield, New River Gorge Guide, and many other publications.
HIKING OHIO (2019): Hiking Ohio is a comprehensive guide to more than forty of the most scenic foot trails in the Buckeye State. Hike along beaches, over boardwalks, through gorges, past waterfalls, into caves, near wildlife, under forest canopies, and through carpets of wildflowers. Trek along secluded footpaths through Ohio’s virgin forest and keep your eyes peeled for white-tailed deer, wild turkey, ruffed grouse, beaver, fox, and, in the eastern part of the state, black bear. Whether you are a day-tripper looking for a short day hike or longer-distance hiker yearning for an extended backpacking trip, this guidebook has plenty to offer and is an excellent way to see all the state has to offer.
HOCKING HILLS DAY HIKES (2109): Southeast Ohio’s Hocking Hills is known for its waterfalls, recess caves, and gorges. Hocking Hills Day Hikes recommends the best hiking trails in the region. Each featured hike entry provides a trail description, trailhead directions, a descriptive photo, and an easy-to-read trail map. Additionally, find tips on other nearby hikes, and find hike listings by length or features.