Covered Bridge to Pleasant Hill Dam Trail

MODERATE 10 reviews

Covered Bridge to Pleasant Hill Dam Trail is a 2.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Perrysville, OH that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.4 miles 298 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running







wild flowers



1 month ago

really busy

1 month ago

Great trail we opted to take the long route to big Lyons falls. The stairs kicked our butt and the long climb up did as well. Great terrain though gives you rocks roots and flat ground. Beautiful scenery even for being super busy due to Labor Day weekend.

1 month ago

Great trail for a day out with my young son. Well marked and easy to follow.

3 months ago

Clean, short, busy.

4 months ago

Amazing, some parts a little difficult to get to if you have a dog, but I can say my dog and I made it up a steep hill that you had to use hands and feet to climb but it was worth it at the top.

4 months ago

We've been many times, it's beautiful

11 months ago

One of the best and prettiest in Ohio

1 year ago

Hiked this with my wife, went to the falls also, about a 5 mile journey. not too hard and was a good time.

4 years ago

I've hiked this trail twice and found it to be more enjoyable in the fall than the summer, though that was due to recent rainfall which made the flow of water over the Big Lyons Falls more noticeable as well as the autumn foliage. The trail is fairly easy and suitable for families though there are a couple of moderately challenging parts, noticeably the climb up the Pleasant Hill Dam.

4 years ago

Have hiked this trail many times over the years....always a great time. Starting at the bridge and heading north to Pleasant Hill Lake, you can take the smooth and level trail that parallels the east side of the river and enjoy the excellent gorge, .75 miles. Once you reach the dam the fun starts...can't remember exactly how many steps, my guess is probably over 100, that you have to climb to reach the top of the dam for an excellent view of the Lake. Once there, do a 180 degree turn and head back on the West side of the river where the terrain is considerably more challenging and where you will encounter Little Lyons Falls and Big Lyons Falls on your 2 mile return to the Bridge. Depending on the time of year will dictate the amount of water running over the falls. Winter is always exciting........2.0 miles to return to bridge.