Explore the most popular trail running trails in Caesar Creek State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Had one of my best hiking experiences here. Yesterday was my first time there and I cannot wait to go back. So serene and the trails were definitely moderate which I enjoy. I only did 6 miles but it was great! I highly recommend this place for some great spiritual hiking.

My son and I thoroughly enjoyed this hike. The trail was well maintained, and we enjoyed the scenery- lake, 2 waterfalls, limestone cliffs, a beautiful visitor’s center and the pioneer village. We encountered just a few hikers/runners, and most of the trail was away from road noise. The hills were moderate and the trail was easy to navigate. We decided we would like to do this loop again in the spring and enjoy the wild flowers.

Very pretty Trail and kept up nicely. I love to walk my dog here, he enjoys running up the stairs that were built. I really like that you can combine it with other trails and have a long hike.

my wife and I enjoy the trail woods area the only problem was the sing direction need to be better. this app help me alot find the way I will do it again

The trail was beautiful but the wooden walkways need repaired. The planks have uneven gaps widely spaced apart. I think the area was the old mill on the way to the falls. My dogs leg went through the planks and she needed stitches. Also the trail wasn’t marked very well. Drove around and around looking for the trail.

1 month ago

It is an excellent trail up to horseshoe falls. My purpose was to photograph the falls; and they were stunning.

1 month ago

Perfect hike for me and my 12 year old nephew. We connected this hike with the Cove and Peninsula trails for a round trip of nearly 3.5 miles. Highly recommend extending to the Peninsula Trail, as there are some really nice views of the lake. There is also a fantastic little nature center right down the road, and Pioneer Village is right next door.

1 month ago

Trail connects with the welcome center, and can be extended to connect up with the rim trail that encircles the entire south side of the lake. There is a wonderful little place on the water to take a lunch break - the butterflies seemed to think so, too!

Absolutely fantastic scenery, was continuously surprised all the way around. At times you are right up next to the water, and other times in the thick of the woods. The eastern half felt more remote. Can link up this route with the George Loop trail to avoid some of the road travel. Very well maintained route - quite possibly the best day hike in Ohio.

Nice hike. I stretched it out to 15.9 with a couple of the side trails thrown in. Will definitely do it again possibly take the Buckeye Trail further north from the bridge to the north end of the lake and back. Lost my Fitbit in the last couple of miles before you get to the bridge on the west side if anyone comes across it:)

Perfect little loop! You can take the nature trail off the loop and cross the road to link up with some other trails in the area if you want an extension.

1 month ago

Beautiful, very easy trail that takes you to a creek with a waterfall. It’s fun to wade in, maybe only three feet at the deepest. Definitely would make a cute picnic place.

This is a long hike (13.4 miles for me) with some short uphill sections. The trial has lots of tree roots so watch your steps.

I was there on a very warm Saturday in mid-September and there were NO bugs the entire 13 miles! This was HUGE plus!

The South part of the lake is much prettier than the north-east side.

There are no functioning drinking fountains at the restrooms so I had to drink from the sinks. That was a negative.

2 months ago

great fun for the family smaller kids need a hand now and then

the trail was well maintained and a perfect hike for our 2 dogs. there are a lot of stairs but it wasnt bad. there is a nice area we let the dogs play in the creek just off the path.

Okay trail. I used it for running and got lost which is probably my own fault but the trails were a bit overgrown and very technical. I would recommend this trail for hiking and enjoying nature rather than running. Very beautiful had I taken the time to enjoy it.

Worst trail ever. Trails are all grown over and I think I literally ate a dozen spiders. Also beware, there is some weird individuals around the area there. I’m talking the shady pervert type.

If you like cute puppies and a lot of stairs, this trail is for you! My wife and I hiked it this afternoon, good terrain and a nice clear path for beginners.

4 months ago

So, to find the trail on park maps, it's called the Wellman Trail, not Horseshoe Falls and and the trail head runs off the Wellman Meadows Group Camp. Overall, the trail is a nice little walk, quite a bit of poison ivy though, so need to keep an eye out if you are allergic to it. The creek bed and falls are nice, not too big, but worth the short hike.

1.8 mile round trip with a 9-year-old and 5 year old twins. Just enough terrain and turns to be interesting to them, as were the color-coded trail markers. The creek and falls were made for kids to play in/around (supervised, of course), also the swinging bridge. Only downside: lots of trail mud.

great hike

Loving Nature
Nice hike
Hot humid day chilled by running creek

Second time on this stretch of Perimeter Trail, spotted a Bald Eagle, an owl, couple of ground hogs, squirrels and plenty of birds. Another nice hike.

on Caesar Creek Gorge Trail

5 months ago

nice trail but very buggy

My grand beasts and I call it “the edge of the world” trail....great views without foliage and a beautiful well kept trail with many places for young kids to explore

Very pretty, well marked. not a fan of walking across the highway but have to get over the lake somehow

6 months ago

Nice family friendly trail that is easy enough even if you have small children. Our family had a great time hiking the trails and then reaching the falls and cliffs. There are lots of rocks out in the creek and the kids had a great time skipping across them to get to the other side. The falls were nice, not really big so don't set your expectations too high, but still a nice feature at the end of the trail. There are lots of other nice trails in the area too, the entrance to this location basically allowed you to go on one of three or four trails. We are looking forward to tackling the others as well.

Great park with a lot of amenities

Very nice trail, one of the better ones I've been on. Great views and a couple nice water features. Trail maintainers have done a great job, you can tell they are actively to working to repair the few washed out bridges and blow downs from the flooding this winter/spring. I started at the trail head at the Visitors Center and went south. Next time I will go north 1st and get the hilly section done with fresh legs. The road walking was a little unnerving, but only lasts a short while. Trail was very well blazed, would be tough to get lost.

good trail cliffs, water falls, little bit of road walking, greats views of the lake. trail is more like 12.7 miles. 4-21-18

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