Distance: 13.8 miles
Route Type: Trail
Surface Type: Concrete
If you combine the cities this trail begins and ends in, Keota and Washington, you get the name; the Kewash Nature Trail. This 14 mile trail through beautiful prairie lands and wooded scenery has plenty to see. Keep an eye out for wild blackberries on the stretch from Keota to West Chester and don’t forget to take some pictures near the Crooked Creek Bridge, a favorite of trail regulars and one of the most scenic places there are on this trail, which is saying a lot. Don’t forget to stop and check out County Home Pond and bring your fishing pole if you’re inclined.
A short hike just before State Route 92 leads to Hayes Timber, a beautiful forest full of ancient oaks, local wild life and plants. When you reach Washington, Sunset Park is a great place to end your journey. Beautifully landscaped with an 1840 historic cabin on the grounds, there are also facilities for the public such as restroom facilities and parking.