Although a small park, Nelson-Kennedy Ledges provides a thrilling experience to visitors with its rugged cliffs and diverse plant life typical of a more northern climate. A day-use park, Nelson-Kennedy Ledges is popular for picnicking and hiking.

Our whole family loves this trail, challenges and fun for all!

Favorite place to go!! I highly recommend to all!!

awesome time! took my two young nephews and my dog for the hike and they all did really well! Just be cautious at the top of the ledges, everyone!

It’s been years since I’ve been there but the geography of the park is really interesting. The trails run though rocky cracks in the earth. I can’t wait to visit again soon.

hiking
3 months ago

really cool neat place to hike. crazy neat rocks.

Love it! So much fun!

hiking
7 months ago

so many places to explore and climb! Will be coming back again soon =)

Fun beautiful hiking trail.

love the ledges!

Wrote similar comments about another trail at this park.. Definitely enjoyed my time spent here, however the park suffers from significant amounts of litter and defacement of trees/rocks. Leave no trace during your visit, and better yet, leave this park cleaner than before you arrived! Also, be awake trail markings are a bit confusing at times, but it's not big enough for you to get lost so be flexible and listen for the waterfalls.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Enjoyed hiking and scrambling through all of the rock and cave formations. Unfortunately, this State Park is easily accessible, and as a result, we found significant amounts of litter (some of which we were able to pick up) and defacement of trees/rocks. Definitely worth a look, but be aware the trail markers are a bit confusing, and please leave no trace during your visit!

hiking
Sunday, November 13, 2016

Awesome park. lots of high cliffs, water fall ,and narrow paths through the rocks. I highly recommend a visit.

hiking
Saturday, November 12, 2016

Nice easy short trail. A quick trip from NLQP, if you're camping there.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Great I loved it. You can do easy or climb rocks which is harder.

hiking
Friday, June 24, 2016

The trail was too boring to follow so my friends and I just found some deer paths to follow it was awesome but dangerous.

hiked here with my brother-in-law and nephews. Lots of climbing and tight places.

hiking
Thursday, May 12, 2016

I love this place, I see it more as an adult playground than an actually hiking trail. You can climb on things and explore dark watery caves. The trail isn't marked very well, but it doesn't really matter, it's not a huge place. It's not a place to bring small children, people have died here. Instead, bring waterproof boots, some good pants and maybe a flashlight. It's really a beautiful place to see during mid October.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Wonderful trail; no lengthy preamble from the parking lot to the trailhead—the action starts right away. Lots of fun scrambling over, under, and between rocks. On the red (difficult) trail, some crevices are too narrow to pass through with a backpack (or child) on your back. Oh, and the red-trail markers just disappeared at (what I assumed is) the end.

on Nelson's Ledges Trail

walking
Saturday, May 30, 2015

Nice little area to explore. My husband and I joked that someone painted the trail markers while drunk - some don't make sense at all! The loop isn't 2 miles, you need to do basically every tiny offset of the trails to make it a full 2 miles.

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

I came here to hike with my 1 year old, my friend and her 2 young children. It was a little scary for young ones as they wanted to run ahead, and being on top of a cliff, that wasn't a good idea. It was very beautiful though, and just enough of a challenge to make it fun with my son on my back. This is close to my home, I would definitely go again. We camped at the quarry park, I would want to bring a raft or kayak next time to take it out on the water as well.

hiking
Sunday, June 23, 2013

Beautiful! I took my 3 and 4 year old and they were amazed at all the "big rocks" they thought they were climbing mountains . Loved it will come back again!

hiking
Tuesday, February 26, 2013

This trail is in the Nelson-Kennedy ledges park, a wonderful outcropping of the classic 'lucky stone' conglomerate created by glaciers as they melted away... It is slippery at times and muddy - and there are a number of low passageways within the ledges that can lead to whacking your head on rocks...

It is a beautiful place to play, though!!

hiking
Sunday, September 09, 2012

Beautiful trails & rock formations! Love the devil's ice box in the summer.

hiking
Sunday, September 02, 2012

It was rather difficult to find the trails at first. Start at the steps. The yellow trail is to your right. Blue is immediately to your left. White and red are to your left too, but up a bit. If there is two of the same marker, it means the trail is turning. I ended up getting lost, walking down the road and trying again. Beautiful area, glad I gave it a second chance.

hiking
Thursday, May 24, 2012

It is a nice park but, as a hiking venue, it leaves a great deal to be desired. In addition to being poorly marked, the trail system more closely resembles a maze. It seemed like a good place if you want to explore, but a poor park for hiking.

hiking
Saturday, April 07, 2012

I love it there so many things to do especially when they have concert weekends!!!

hiking
Monday, March 19, 2012

There is this park to hike and explore. Up the street there is the Nelson Ledges Quarry Park which has a spring fed quarry, hiking/biking/walking trails in the woods. It's probably the most scenic, beautiful place around. They allow dogs/pets, It's a music festival venue, and wonderful camping all year round. Check out the NLQP over the state park any day. Super kind and friendly people too.

on Nelson's Ledges Trail

hiking
Sunday, August 28, 2011

I think I've been here....

hiking
Saturday, August 20, 2011

Caesar (the dog) and I really enjoyed exploring this park. When going off trail we often had to back track to continue moving but that's half the adventure. Pretty crowded but it was a sunny Saturday afternoon.

hiking
Saturday, April 02, 2011

Great park! While the total number of trail miles is a little low, it is easy to spend an entire afternoon here. If you seek them out there are great hidden rooms, secret streams, and many nooks to explore. ODNR rangers are pretty serious about keeping you on the trails, but not everything worth seeing is necessarily on the trail. Tread lightly, use caution, and leave no trace.

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