Fort Hill

13614 Fort Hill Rd.
Hillsboro, OH 45133- Map It

AAA Editor Notes

Fort Hill is about 14 mi. s.e. at 13614 Fort Hill Rd. The 1,300-acre area encompasses a prehistoric earthwork believed to have been built by the Hopewell Culture, Native Americans flourishing in southern Ohio 2000 years ago. Enclosing 48 acres, its walls are 10 to 20 feet high and are believed to outline a ceremonial gathering space. The earthwork has been softened by centuries of time and is a subtle feature. More than 11 miles of hiking trails lead into the largest, oldest, healthiest and most bio-diverse forest ecosystem in southern Ohio. An interpretive museum is on the site. Note: Visitors wishing to access the prehistoric earthwork must be prepared to hike 1 to 2 hours and be able to ascend steep hills. Pets on leash are allowed. Picnicking is permitted.
Hours: Park open daily dawn-dusk. Museum open Sat. noon-5, May-Oct.