Hinkley Lake Loop Trail

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Hinkley Lake Loop Trail is a 3.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Hinckley, OH that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from January until January. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.1 miles 241 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

canoeing

fishing

fly fishing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

walking
2 months ago

amazing view all around

hiking
3 months ago

Moderate to easy with very little elevation change. Sections are paved where it joins with the jogging trail. Good hike with some nice views.

hiking
3 months ago

nice place beautiful lake well maintained trail.

3 months ago

4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

I went I the summer of 2015. The the lake trail was great. Made better by hiking across the road to Whips Ledges!

hiking
6 months ago

There was a time when we came out of the woods at the last turn of the loop and wouldn't have known to walk so far on the all-purpose paved trail if it weren't for our GPS. Wasn't marked there at all. Other than that it was a great time. Good trail.

nice trails

hiking
1 year ago

Beautiful lake views, with fairly level terrain for hiking, walking and jogging.

hiking
1 year ago

So we went on the Hike this morning. It was the coldest day in 100 years. -12 degrees

hiking
1 year ago

A trail is easy to hike, walk or bike. Good all times of the year.

canoeing
2 years ago

Floated Bryant creek in mo. From aid hogkins mill to warren bridge. On 8 10 14. Beautiful float.

hiking
2 years ago

Lots of people here !!!

hiking
2 years ago

Nice simple trail. The view of the lake is nice and is viewable the whole time. Make sure you bring your bug spray in the nicer months. Fun place overall!

trail running
4 years ago

Very beautiful trail. Jogged the Hinckley lake loop trail. Pls. have a copy of the trail from the link below.
www.clemetparks.com/pdf/Hinckleytrail.pdf

hiking
4 years ago

Beautiful lake loop trail in Hinkley. Connects to great creekside equestrian trail.

hiking
5 years ago

Very cool place. The directions to the main parking lot on Alltrails was accurate. The signage around the area is misleading. Signs keep pointing up Bellus Rd. to Whipps ledges. If you follow, it takes you down state Rd. and ends at the Whipps Ledges Picnic area. No signage for trail head. I started my trek from the parking lot on State Rd. After wandering around some I found the blue trail marker that leads you towards the creek. Beyond there it was absolutely beautiful. Perfect fall day. This extension (blue trail) is part of the buckeye trail and takes you up to the parking lot where the Whipps Ledges hike begins. I think I started the trail backwards as I started under the ledges. Incredible. Once you get to the end up the ledges I got a bit mixed up. One trail kept going and eventually wandered downhill for a mile or so. Unfortunately with all the fallen leaves, the trail eventually stopped in a clearing. I think there might be more to the trail that direction, but I'll have to wait till spring to find the rest of it. At this point I turned around and went above the ledges. The trail scatters a bit here as it darts near the cliff edge and back into the woods. Not a clear path, but enough hikers out and about you can see and hear people and can find your way back to the trail head. Such an awesome place! Tons of families with small children who clearly had no problem scaling the massive boulders. Be sure to take your camera. Loved it. Highly recommend it.

trail running
5 years ago

I only did the 3.5 mile trail around the lake. Trail is really easy to run with lots of places to stop and enjoy the lake.

hiking
5 years ago

This is a great trail. Start at the North end which will lead you to the repelling rocks. Continue down the trail to the lake, follow the bird path. Cross the road and continue on the trail towards the south. As you near the top of the next hill, approximately 21/2 miles from the starting point, you will make a sharp right. Enjoy the view from here. You will find a variety of carvings in the rocks dating back to the 1800's. Notice also, if you are making the hike in the spring, the trillium flowers are of very unusual colors. If you wish to continue the entire trail is about 10 miles round trip and is moderate-difficult.