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Middle top of Google earth view: The most spectacular feature at Christmas Rocks is the scenic vista from the top of the formation known as Jacob’s Ladder.
Orange: Jacobs Ladder Trail. The “r” in the word Ladder is about the top of the formation.
Start of the trail. The southerly loop has one climb called climbing Jacobs Ladder. It is not for the faint of heart but is worth the climb. The top holds a wonderful view of the entire valley. The entrance to Christmas Rocks is along a gravel access road.
At this point the trail veers right into the woods. looking back at the barn.. Kiwanis building on the hill. Don’t know if it is still used or what.
Above photo: Arney Run is in the Streams category for Fairfield County in the state of Ohio. Arney Run is displayed on the Clearport USGS quad topo map. The approximate elevation is 820 feet (250 meters) above sea level.
Getting ready to start the Jacobs ladder loop trail.
The Jacobs Ladder rock formation sits about 200 feet above Arney Run. I would guess the rock formation itself is 60 to 70 feet tall.
Steepest part of trail. Stopped and took a break on the way up.
The top of that rock formation is where we are headed. this is a typical Hocking Hills Blackhand sandstone outcropping.
Just about there… The top… Yea……
Then the clouds came in to make for a little drama.
Read about Christmas Rocks at Moderately Active Ohio….. Time to head back down..