6 Great hikes around Cleveland

Bridle, Castle Valley, and Hemlock Trail Loop

Bridle, Castle Valley, and Hemlock Trail Loop

North Chagrin Reservation

5.6mi

“Bridle, Castle Valley, and Hemlock Trail Loop is a 5.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cleveland, Ohio that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and nature trips. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.” – AllTrails.com

 

“Great trail! Some incline but I like when trails have some steep parts. was not crowded and a good variety of terrain and scenery.”

Lake View Cemetery Loop

Lake View Cemetery Loop

Cleveland 

2.9 mi

“The heavily wooded 265-acre cemetery can be fantastic for songbirds in spring and fall migration. Clevelanders have been birding the cemetery heavily for decades and the total species list is impressive. Nearly 200 species have been documented, which includes at least 32 species of warblers and all of the expected songbird migrants.” Ohiodnr.com

 

Mastick Picnic Area to Rocky River Nature Center

Mastick Picnic Area to Rocky River Nature Center

Rocky River Reservation

7.7mi

 

“Mastick Picnic Area to Rocky River Nature Center is a 7.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Cleveland, Ohio that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.” Alltrails.com

Lookout Ridge Loop & Skyline Overlook

Lookout Ridge Loop & Skyline Overlook

West Creek Reservation

1.5mi

“Lookout Ridge Loop and Skyline Overlook is a 1.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Cleveland, Ohio that features beautiful wildflowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and nature trips and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on a leash.” alltrails.com

Woodpecker & Lake Trails Loop

Woodpecker & Lake Trails Loop

Acacia Reservation 

2.2mi

“This is an all-purpose trail that can be combined with the southwestern area of the park for a longer loop. This is a new Cleveland area reservation that used to be a golf course. This is in the middle of a city, so very urban, but still large enough to feel like you’re in nature when you’re in the middle of the park. There is a large parking area with bathrooms in the building upfront. The trail is well-traveled.

Accessibility: There are at least 4 designated accessible spaces in the paved parking lot off of Cedar Road at the south end of the trail. All of them are van-accessible with striped access aisles. The trail surface is paved asphalt, smooth, and typically at least 6 feet wide. The estimated grade is gentle (3% or less). This trail will likely be navigable for most trail goers using wheelchairs/mobility equipment or strollers.” Alltrails.com

Cleveland Lakefront Nature Preserve

Cleveland Lakefront Nature Preserve

Lakefront Nature Preserve 

2.8mi

“Cleveland Lakefront Nature Preserve is a 2.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cleveland, Ohio that features Lake Erie and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

A nice short hike in Cleveland, OH on a dirt trail with views of downtown. The outer trail is about 1.5 miles with an additional inner loop as an option. Good bird watching.” alltrails.com