dogs on leash
This park along the Cuyahoga River has waterfalls, hills, trails, and displays about early rural living. The Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail follows the Ohio and Erie Canal, where mules towed canal boats. The park has numerous historic homes, bridges, and structures.
Always a good hike. The views are wonderful and the terrain is pretty varied compared to other areas of the park. The only downside is the somewhat confusing trails. You can often see two or three other trails near the one you are on. That is what you get for traversing such a small area though. It is also pretty well traveled, so don't expect a walk in the woods by yourself :)
Pretty typical forest landscape. There is a nice section of pines for about a mile. The most remarkable part about this trail is the lack of roads. Whereas most of the trails in the park intersect roads or highways, this trail actually goes through quite a bit of uninterrupted forest. It is fairly quiet and free from road noise which is really nice!
Parked a car at both trail heads and hiked from Jaite to Blue Hen in about 2 hours. Come close to the freeway at one point and must cross one road, otherwise felt removed. A decent variety of views and terrain; well worn path is easy to follow. Recommend waterproof boots for the rainier months and for crossing a small stream.
Beautiful trail. Don't forget your camera! Lots of great photo ops. This trail has something for everyone. Loved how natural the trail was. Climbing the rock formations gave a bit of challenge and excitement to the day! Side trails are great. Even our dog enjoyed the trail. We would highly recommend exploring The Ledges as well as the loop trail. Two thumbs up
Like many others, I had only been to the first fall since the sign said "End of Trail". I decided to go past the sign this time and it was great! I went around 9:30 on a Saturday morning in early October and there weren't a whole lot of people hiking the trail (the Buckeyes were playing later that day, maybe that was part of it...). The hike along the creek is a lot of fun! When you get to the second fall it's very peaceful and relaxing. I do recommend this trail.
E J. on Oak Hill Trail
Beautiful wooded trail that opens up to a pond around halfway through. The trail is well-marked; Plateau Trail intersects Oak Hill Trail several times. Great trail for looking at the autumn leaves.
Cheryl H. on Ledges Trail
We headed from the Ledges parking lot to Look Out from there we took Pine GroveTrail, which has a conectecting trail to the Lake Loop then did the Salt Run Trail back over to finish the Pine Grove trail ending at Ledges pavilion.
With all the conectecting trails this made for a great long challenging hike.