Wayne National Forest--Monroe Outlook

About this Location

The Monroe Outlook provides access to the Monroe Overlook Trail and the Wildcat Hollow Trail in Perry County.

This scenic vista provides a 360-degree view of the countryside. It also provides some excellent wildlife viewing opportunities.

About Wayne National Forest

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The Wayne National Forest is located in the hills of southeastern Ohio. This small national forest, in the heart of the heavily populated Midwest, covers almost a quarter million acres of Appalachian foothills. The Wayne is divided into three blocks administered by two Ranger Districts at Athens and Ironton. A field office is also located east of Marietta.

Visitors to national forest lands are welcome to camp, hike, hunt, and fish. The Forest boundaries surround a checkerboard pattern of ownership, with public and private ownership interspersed. There are over 300 miles of trails in the Forest for hiking, all-terrain vehicle (ATV) riding, mountain biking, or horseback riding.

Notable Trails

Monroe Overlook Trail Loop
Monroe Overlook Trail is a 5-mile loop of beautiful streams, open meadows, and panoramic views. Tall pine forests offer a natural retreat from the city and the meadows are full of fabulous wildflowers in the spring. Depending on the season, you may be able to catch a glimpse of white-tailed deer or wild turkeys along the way.

Park at the Monroe Overlook Trail trailhead.


  • Restrooms on site

Content from Official Website, 10 Best Hikes in Ohio (RootsRated), and Wayne National Forest website