Penitentiary Glen Connector Trail

MODERATE 7 reviews
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Penitentiary Glen Connector Trail is a 4.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Kirtland, OH that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.8 miles 544 feet Loop

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly



nature trips






wild flowers



old growth

Penitentiary Glen is a nice 1/2 paved pathway along a scenic gorge.

1 month ago

Plenty to see on and nearby the trail. Plenty for kids of all ages, especially at the nature center at the trail head where you can see wild animals being nursed back to health. Mostly gentle, with a few steep, but short rises in the trail. It's hard to see the namesake glen from the path.

3 months ago

Great park!

1 year ago

2 years ago

Decent but not hard like the map claims. Lots of grass paths to walk through that can be pretty wet and tall at times.

2 years ago

2 years ago

Trails are always beautifully kept and well marked. Scenery is absolutely stunning with creeks, stone ruins, and valleys. There are several trails with varying terrains: paved, limestone, and a rugged bridle trail. A great trip year round!

2 years ago

super nature center, check out the history of the Halle family home. Many trails to walk and very well maintained.