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Cleveland Lakefront Nature Preserve is a 2.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cleveland, Ohio that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

Length 2.8 mi Elevation gain 42 ft Route type Loop

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Lake

Views

No dogs

Description
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A nice short hike in Cleveland, OH on a dirt trail with views of downtown. The outer trail is about 1.5 miles with an additional inner loop as an option. Good bird watching.

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Reviews (147)
Photos (83)
Recordings (128)
Completed (184)
Ryan Junior
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Hiking

Very well taken care of and clean. Moderately crowded with mostly bird watchers. All grass paths with a boardwalk. Lots of benches placed throughout facing in towards the preserve or out towards the lake.

Babs B.
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HikingMuddy

Love this hike. Lots of birds out singing their praise

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Lexi Rohrbach
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Hiking

Great little walk through a pocket of nature so close to downtown Cleveland

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cindi treher
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great trail with views of the lake and downtown. I have lived here for 40 years and never knew this place existed

Wayne Klee
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Hiking

Great views of the lake. Very well kept up. Would definitely go again.

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Melissa Lohr
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HikingMuddy
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Ed Patriarca
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Lived in Cleveland for over 20 years and had no idea this beautiful park was built and so close to downtown. Have to enter through a gate but you quickly decend into wilderness and a lakeshore with a view of the city near the end if you go CCW.

Val D
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Hiking

Incredibly peaceful and maintained while still having natural growth.

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Natalia Dale
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Hiking

We brought our dogs and they are not allowed in so we didn’t complete the trail. It looks awesome though. Will come back. I way traffic is very audible from the area we were in. There are some picnic tables. Nice view of the city

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Brittany Leach
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Hiking

I went here once and couldn’t find the entrance! How do you get in?

Nelson Coe
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Hiking

Little hidden gem. Great beginner hike. Quiet only seen one other person on the trail. Killer views. Not very difficult

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Sam Harmon
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Hiking

Great trail. Well maintained. Very few people on it. Awesome views of Lake Erie and Cleveland Skyline. A hidden gem of the many trails in the Cleveland area.

John Brodt
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Hiking

There were so many birds and great benches to sit and take in the lake-scape views.

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Martin Cartwright
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Hiking

well defined path. a lot of red-winged blackbirds. robins and blue jays. small blue butterflies. Windy and the wind makes the trees sing

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Cyril Uebbing
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Nice

Josh VanderLeest
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HikingMuddySnow

Great views and kept up well.

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J Kilroy
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Rob Gerena
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So relaxing and a good run .

Ian Chandler
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Hiking

This park is a wonderful place to find solitude. Plenty of wildlife to cross your path as you make your way around the loop. In the middle is the Monarch Trail where you will meet many types of insects. Great escape close to the city with plenty of enjoyable views over looking the lake.

Lukas Pfannenstiel
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It's a well groomed, easy trail with beautiful views of the city and lake. Lots of birds and wildflowers make it an enjoyable walk.

Rachel and Michael Wolski
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Great view of the city and the lake- and beautiful wildflowers too!

Ashley Schreder
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Quick, Easy trails with good views of the city on the west side of the trail head with a nice seating area. No dogs but it’s refreshing to not have to fit everyone to be there. Wild life if you pay attention. Bench throughout the area to just enjoy being outside and watching birds.

James Ryan
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Walking

I walked this trail for the first time - in the cold - and loved every second. Having that awesome view of the lake makes this trail second to none. A+++.

Gordon Kropp
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No dogs...the views are nice but each lap is only 1.5 miles. Think I like edge water better.

Kelly Moore Hyphen
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Hiking
Chris S
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Hiking
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Marta Bluth
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Hiking
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Jennifer Choi
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Julia Ross
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