Spring Hike at Spruce Hill Earthworks

Spruce Hill Squier & Davis map, ca 1846
1846 drawing of Spruce Hill

Squier & Davis, ca 1846

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News Release Date: May 1, 2014

Contact: Bruce Lombardo, 740-774-1126

Spring Hike at Spruce Hill Earthworks 

Date of Event: Saturday, May 10th
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Spruce Hill Earthworks
Fees: No Fees

Join a park ranger for a spring hike at Spruce Hill! May 10 marks International Migratory Bird day! Situated in the scenic Paint Valley, a hike up Spruce Hill will offer visitors many great opportunities to bird watch as well as learn about this mysterious earthwork. Spruce Hill is one of only three hilltops surrounded by a mound of stone. Though little remains of the stone walls, hikers will get a sense of scale for the prehistoric project when standing in the middle of the mesa. Spruce Hill is owned cooperatively by the Arc of Appalachia Preserve System and Ross County Parks District.  The National Park Service co-manages the property with the Arc of Appalachia and Ross County Parks.

Meet the National Park Ranger at Spruce Hill's parking lot on Spruce Hill Road, approximately 8 miles west of Chillicothe. From Chillicothe, follow US 50 west and turn left on Blain Highway. Turn right onto Black Run Road and continue straight onto Spruce Hill Road. The parking for Spruce Hill is on Spruce Hill Road. If you need further assistance with directions call the park at 740-774-1126, stop by the Mound City Group Visitor Center or download the Spruce Hill driving map.

Last updated: May 24, 2018

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16062 State Route 104
Chillicothe, OH 45601


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