Plateau Trail

MODERATE 21 reviews

Plateau Trail is a 4.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Peninsula, OH 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.

4.4 miles 416 feet Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

hiking
6 days ago

Pretty typical forest landscape. There is a nice section of pines for about a mile. The most remarkable part about this trail is the lack of roads. Whereas most of the trails in the park intersect roads or highways, this trail actually goes through quite a bit of uninterrupted forest. It is fairly quiet and free from road noise which is really nice!

1 month ago

Less hikers than other parts of the CVNP. But you're not alone. The first mile, clockwise, is noteworthy, but after that it's mostly quiet unremarkable forest... which is a good thing;)

hiking
2 months ago

Really enjoyed the hike.

2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

A nice 2 hr hiking trail for a day with friends. No very steep areas. A few bodies of water that dogs will love and some cool areas with trees along both sides of the trail. Didn't see much wildlife, but wasn't expecting a ton anyways. Love CVNP!

hiking
3 months ago

Lovely hike through mostly wooded areas. Bring bug spray during the summer months.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice simple hike. One LONG STEEP down hill then just a couple of pretty easy rises. Nice to mix with oak hill trail if you want to shorten it a bit (or take oak hill and lengthen a bit.

hiking
4 months ago

Rather flat but long trail that has two small ponds. Most of the trail is in the woods and is shaded. Beautiful pines line parts of the trail. Good running trail and dog friendly. Makes for a nice long walk.

hiking
5 months ago

I didn't think this was a moderate to difficult trail. This seemed very easy. The only time it was more difficult was with the one incline. It was a nice, quiet walk in the woods. We only passed a few people and the shade from the trees was nice. It was a very mild day without a lot of humidity.

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

I enjoyed this trail that I hiked on a hot summer afternoon. Lots of canopies of trees to keep it cool. We even saw a snake (not poisonous) at one point. Nice that you can add distance via the connecting trail as well as an option.

7 months ago

The first half of the hike has the most interesting terrain. Nice rows of pine trees border part of the trail followed by blooming crabapple. From there it leads to some ravine overlooks but thee are no magnificent views which I had expected given the name "plateau".

7 months ago

hiking
1 year ago

I would definitely do this trail again, perfect distance and lots of shade from the hot sun

hiking
1 year ago

This is a great trail with some awesome views. It is part of CVNP. Cuyahoga Valley National Park is a awesome place for great views and wild life! The other nice thing is that there are tones of other trails in this area that are connectors to expand your hike! This trail has a few steep inclines and declines. I would rate it at a medium to advanced trail.

2 years ago

hiking
3 years ago

good hike. nice clean trails. lots of roots. few decent climbs. not a lot of traffic.

trail running
3 years ago

Nice trail to run on. Pine forests, ponds some hills. Plateau Trail leads into Oak Trail.

hiking
4 years ago

Enjoyed the hike & beautiful fall color - not crowded but occasional encounters with other hikers. Great when combined with the Oak Hill Trail at CVNP