Explore the most popular birding trails in Hinckley Reservation with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

What a cool area! The small section of the trail with all of the carvings in the ledges is amazing. Definitely worth a visit. It’s like a mini version of the ledges trail in Cuyahoga or some sections of Hocking Hills. It is very small though. And the rest of the trail simply resembles a normal hike with small rolling hills. Would love to visit again.

Great trail, but we got a little off track and the terrain got a little rough for our 3 and 6 year olds. Met a few other displaced hikers as well, and found our way out together. Beautiful scenery though, and we will be back.

hiking
2 months ago

Always amazed that this is in Cleveland. Such a neat hike.

One of my new favorites. So many crevices and different spots to explore! Great exercise too!

Trail clearly marked & well maintained.

Used to love whipps as a kid. Too much garbage now too dangerous for puppy paws with so much broken glass. Sad.

hiking
3 months ago

A great trail for adventuring! You can make the ledges as challenging as you like.

Lots of cool birds doing the flying activity, including two bald eagles doing a little fishing. Plenty of herons and turkey vultures too. The lake is a cool backdrop to the hike, even if the terrain isn’t challenging. Too many people though.

hiking
4 months ago

Whipps ledges is an amazing trail on the Hinckley Reservation. I finally had the chance to visit and it's nothing short of beautiful. Check it out if you are in the area!

hiking
4 months ago

Mostly up hill but nice trail enjoyed all the rock formations

nice trail

Well maintained trail around the lake we enjoyed it very much

hiking
6 months ago

I love this trail. So much to see. Last time I was there there were so many huge turtles and fish jumping out of the water. You can also kayak here and take a dip in the dam reservoir. It’s a nice long hike and it’s just so beautiful. I’m going back tomorrow.

Easy trail!

A nice mid morning hike. Not too long and has some hills. I did not see anyone else on the trail.

hiking
Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Visited on a rainy day. Beautiful and so different than most of Ohio parks. More graffiti and trash that I would’ve like to see. Can get tricky as Trail isn’t marked well, but you shouldn’t get too lost. A must see if you haven’t yet.

walking
Tuesday, October 24, 2017

it used to be very beautiful place for extremely short time of window walk but yet lately there's just too much graffiti on the rock formations and the trees it's a sad sight

hiking
Monday, October 23, 2017

This my go-to if I’m not in the mood to search for a new trail. Be sure to use the nature trail (instead of the paved path) for a proper “hike”. I usually start by the Marina where there is plenty of parking. The nature trailhead is just behind the shop.

hiking
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Beautiful hike. It felt longer than expected for some reason. I'm usually into waterfall/rock formation hikes, so this was a nice change of pace. Glad I went. Fairly easy with fantastic lake views and mild hilly terrain to make it really interesting. Park at the boat rental area and hike counter clockwise.

hiking
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Whipps exceeded my expectations. Along the same lines as Nelson Ledges, but a little less strenuous and felt a little shorter. Amazing rock formations and drop offs. My only negative is that there is a little more graffiti than I can handle. Otherwise, get this hike on your credit list!!!

hiking
Sunday, September 24, 2017

Fun trail to hike but not all that well marked. Beautiful sights on the lake, but I'm not crazy about how much of it was on or near the road

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Wonderful trail with fantastic rock formations and ledges. Also provides some vistas for great viewage.

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Highly recommend bringing a map and compass or a very good sense of direction. Technical hike. We lost the trail and ended up coming back out the way we came. Certainly an adventurous, but beautiful trail.

hiking
Saturday, August 05, 2017

Not marked well. In between markers there are many options that look like trails. Lots of broken glass and litter. Still a great hike but really in need of some maintenance.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

A lot of fun sort of made our own path. Plenty to explore a lot of rock climbing not your basic paved path

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Nice easy walk

trail running
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

hiking
Monday, July 03, 2017

A pretty solid trail. It could be a lot more clearly marked, easy to find yourself on the all-purpose trail instead, but the lake loop itself is fairly scenic, well maintained and just challenging enough to be interesting. Bugs were a big issue in a few places as the trail skirts some marshy areas, so consider some repellent. The trail was wide and clear enough that ticks weren't too much of a concern for our pup. Would be four stars if it were more clearly marked.

trail running
Monday, June 26, 2017

I mostly ran on the hiking/birding trails (dirt paths just off the main paved trail) and it's the best spot for trail running I've found in Northeast Ohio. It's the perfect balance of maintenance and wilderness!

Friday, June 09, 2017

Beautiful scenery. Nice hike.

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