Penitentiary Glen Connector Trail

MODERATE 18 reviews
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Penitentiary Glen Connector Trail is a 4.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Kirtland, Ohio 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 534 feet Loop

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

old growth

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

hiking
6 days ago

We really enjoyed hiking here. There was a nice variety of woods area, stone walk and some pavement. I normally am not a fan of pavement, but there were quite a few areas that were muddy, slippery and at a pretty good incline, so the pavement was a welcome at the end of the hike.

It was a beautiful day today and great to see sunshine. There are quite a few different options to add or subtract some miles and a few nice elevation changes. It was very zen and peaceful, even though there were a lot of people.

hiking
11 days ago

Nice trail with beautiful hemlock in places. Saw six deer during hike, all does. Get out and enjoy.

2 months ago

4 months 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.

hiking
5 months ago

Great park!

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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.

hiking
2 years ago

hiking
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!

hiking
2 years ago

walking
2 years ago

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

hiking
3 years ago

hiking
4 years ago