Pine Grove Trailhead Information

Brown “Octagon” bulletin board with roof and 3 map boxes. Unpaved trail leads right into the woods.
The Pine Grove Trail begins at the top of the Octagon parking lot.

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Quick Facts
Park in the top section of the lot at Octagon Shelter, 499 Truxell Road, Peninsula, Ohio 44264.
This trailhead is a major junction for the Ledges and the Pine Grove trails. Both are part of the interconnected trail system within the Virginia Kendall State Park Historic District.
Virginia Kendall State Park Historic District; Ohio and Erie Canalway National Heritage Area

Audio Description, Information - Maps Available, Information Kiosk/Bulletin Board, Parking - Auto, Scenic View/Photo Spot

The Pine Grove Trailhead is a junction point in Virginia Kendall Park’s interconnected trail system. Here you can access the 1.8-mile Ledges Trail, which loops around a towering sandstone outcropping. You can also access the Pine Grove Trail, named after the number of planted pine trees further along the 2.2-mile trail.

The paths to the left and behind the kiosk both lead to the Ledges Trail. Take the left route to access a connector trail to the Ledges Shelter. Take the path behind the kiosk to head towards the Ledges Overlook, which is 0.5 miles down the Ledges Trail. The trail to your right will take you to the Pine Grove Trail.

The area around you was once part of the industrialist Hayward Kendall’s private retreat. He willed it to the state of Ohio as a park to be named after his mother, Virginia Kendall. The Civilian Conservation Corps developed the area’s amenities in the 1930s. Today people still use the Virginia Kendall area to recreate, play, and relax. What will you discover?

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Last updated: May 25, 2021