Buckeye Trail Miles Tappan Lake Edition

Buckeye Trail Miles Tappan Lake

Buckeye Trail Miles

Today was a Buckeye Trail hike in the Bowerston area, hiking around Tappan Lake. How did I know about this hike? It’s on an App called “Meetup“.  Meetup makes it easy for you to see activities that you might want to attend.

I attended a section hike close to me, Point 13 thru 16  in the Bowerston area.

Tappan Lake

Tappan Lake

Tappan Lake takes its name from the former community of Tappan, which now resides under the lake. There was also the community of Laceyville that disappeared with the creation of the lake. 🙁

Tappan Lake

Tappan Lake is huge! 2350 acres in the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District.

Tappan Lake

Good Off Road Section

This is a good off road section! By “good” I mean hilly! There are at least three good climbs around the lake shore.Tappan Lake

There were seven stalwart hikers out on this humid first day of September. Dale organized the hike, he only has 200 miles to finish hiking ALL of the Buckeye Trail! Joy was one of the hikers, we had worked in the same hospital a few  years ago! It was great to see her again.

Sometime you need to look up to see the great views!

Dale and Jacob checking on the trail register to see who has been enjoying the Buckeye Trail.


I would think this would be fairly self explanatory, but perhaps not.  ◔_◔

The section was advertised as 6.99 miles but my Garmin registered 8.14 miles. Oh well, my Garmin is usually off a bit, but I would guess this was closer to 7.5 and 8 miles than 6.99. However, it’s not like the Buckeye Trail was ever “wheeled” for accuracy.

Despite the humidity, it was a good day to be out in the woods. I need to do more hiking!

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