Whipple State Nature Preserve

Whipple State Nature Preserve

Arc of Appalachia 1194 OH-247 Manchester, Ohio 45144

Whipple State Nature Preserve webpage
Whipple State Nature Preserve (Arc of Appalachia) webpage

About this Location

Whipple State Nature Preserve contains a narrow wooded ridgetop, pocketed with small sinkholes. The ridgetop and head of the valley are bordered by dolomite cliffs of 10-30 feet in height.

  • Dolomite cliffs, slump blocks, and sinkholes
  • Excellent spring wildflowers
  • Very limited pull-off parking
  • 2-mile loop trail

There is an abundance of ferns and spring wildflowers throughout the wooded preserve. This area is dedicated in honor of Robert A. Whipple, who generously gave this land to the Division of Natural Areas and Preserve in 1989.

Located in Adams County on the east side of OH-247, approximately 1 mile north of US-52. Park in a gravel pull-off on the east side of the highway. There is very limited parking here, so please try to leave a little room for other visitors. The sign is just off of the road. Whipple has marked trails that are easy to follow and navigate.
From Whipple State Nature Preserve webpage

Notable Trails

The AllTrails website has a description and map of a hike at Whipple State Nature Preserve.

There is a 2-mile loop trail system at Whipple State Nature Preserve.

Park in a gravel pull-off on the east side of the highway. There is very limited parking here, so please try to leave a little room for other visitors. The sign is just off of the road. Whipple has marked trails that are easy to follow and navigate.

No restroom facilities.