Monday, March 11, 2013

Raven Rock

While in Portsmouth, Ohio recently, I was told about a cool place called Raven Rock.

Take 53 west of town and look for this sign directly across the road from Riverside Park.  You'll notice a white church on the right (north) side - same side of the road with the trail.  There's also a school just past the park on the south side of the road.
After a steep climb, I saw what I thought was the rock that "looked like a Raven with swept back wings".
When I got on top of that, I could see further up the ridge.  Behind those branches is the actual Raven Rock - way up there on top of the hill.
When you finally make the steep climb, you are about 500 feet above the Ohio River.  These are the bridges into Portsmouth which is upstream from the rock.
This is a small natural arch to the right of the rock.
In the foreground of this picture, you can see a sign that explains how the indians used this vantage point to scout out settlers coming down the river.  They would send out raiding parties from the Scioto River.  It's quite a view and worth the effort.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Good to see a blog, and good timing on this post. ;)

I want to go on some adventures like this. You do stuff just to explore. I ask myself why I'm not doing these things and I don't have answers.