Fort Hill Earthworks Trail is a 4.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cleveland, Ohio that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.
This trail was an excellent blend of hills and flat terrain. The scenery was spectacular even in the dead of winter. It was quite muddy in spots because of melted snow and recent rain, so make sure to wear proper gear such as waterproof boots. We are looking forward to coming back in the spring with leaves on the trees and in the fall when the colors are peak.
Large steps have been opened and they are great! It was such a beautiful view and a great work-out. There are always tons of people on them, yet they don't feel too crowded.
love it! the large steps are still closed, but the rest of the trail is still accessible. beautiful views.
I actually like these trails better without the beloved steps! the climb to Fort hill is much more gradual and enjoyable that way. You still get the rad vistas of cedar point and the rocky tiver, too. as others have said, the trails beyond the just the hill have a feeling of being very remote very quickly. don't leave out the mount Pleasant loop either. far less traveled and a real hoot
The trail is in a really enjoyable area. The steps are really steep. It is something around 90 ft from the bottom to the top. This particular trail has heavy traffic, but some of the other trails nearby have a much more remote feel about them.
Great view on the way up the 130 some steps from the Rocky River Visitor Center. Not much to the earthworks, but you can see how defendable that location was. Nice ridge and loop back down the hill.