Fort Hill Earthworks Trail

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Fort Hill Earthworks Trail is a 4.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cleveland, Ohio that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
275 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

trail running
24 days ago

This is a great place to get some miles in close to home. There are a few muddy spots, but compared to a lot of trails around this time of year, I think it’s in pretty good shape.

I love to trail run and this place is excellent for that. It’s not really remote so if that’s what you’re looking for, this isn’t the place. There are some nice wooded areas to the trail, but overall the best part is getting exercise off the tow path or concrete.

trail running
1 month ago

The stairs are a really great workout, but the rest of the trail is so-so. It can get very muddy and there's not any spectacular scenery that I've found. Even so, I keep coming back for those stairs!

hiking
3 months ago

different routes if the stairs r 2 challenging. ..n ur woodsy area, nature center free nearby

birding
8 months ago

not a lot of birds Wildlife but a crap load of people but that's a good thing because that's what they're for people to walk around not so much good birding very bad for that

9 months ago

This is not a moderate difficulty single trail. It's actually a collection of short choppy easy trails that are poorly marked. The stairs are by far the best part of this trail. The rest I could have done without.

walking
10 months ago

Good workout with those steep stairs! We went in the spring after the snow melted so the trails were pretty muddy - not sure how they are in other seasons.

hiking
11 months ago

Fun hike for adults and kids. Cool to walk where others walked 2000+ years ago!

hiking
11 months ago

Fun hike for adults and kids. Cool to walk where others walked 2000+ years ago!

trail running
Thursday, June 08, 2017

Great trails with fantastic views of the river and wetlands associated with the valley!

Saturday, May 06, 2017

Great trail

hiking
Sunday, April 30, 2017

I was just here just two weeks ago with a 37-pound backpack closer to 45 I did the full Trail in approximately an hour and a half

walking
Friday, March 17, 2017

oh those stairs! !

hiking
Saturday, March 11, 2017

Great trail. definitely makes you get some exercise! I definitely recommend this trail for everyone, but if you are bringing smaller children, keep an eye on them while near ledges or cliffsides for not all sides have fences.

hiking
Monday, February 13, 2017

This trail was an excellent blend of hills and flat terrain. The scenery was spectacular even in the dead of winter. It was quite muddy in spots because of melted snow and recent rain, so make sure to wear proper gear such as waterproof boots. We are looking forward to coming back in the spring with leaves on the trees and in the fall when the colors are peak.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Large steps have been opened and they are great! It was such a beautiful view and a great work-out. There are always tons of people on them, yet they don't feel too crowded.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

love it! the large steps are still closed, but the rest of the trail is still accessible. beautiful views.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

I actually like these trails better without the beloved steps! the climb to Fort hill is much more gradual and enjoyable that way. You still get the rad vistas of cedar point and the rocky tiver, too. as others have said, the trails beyond the just the hill have a feeling of being very remote very quickly. don't leave out the mount Pleasant loop either. far less traveled and a real hoot

hiking
Wednesday, August 19, 2015

The trail is in a really enjoyable area. The steps are really steep. It is something around 90 ft from the bottom to the top. This particular trail has heavy traffic, but some of the other trails nearby have a much more remote feel about them.

hiking
Saturday, June 06, 2015

Great view on the way up the 130 some steps from the Rocky River Visitor Center. Not much to the earthworks, but you can see how defendable that location was. Nice ridge and loop back down the hill.

walking
Thursday, April 25, 2013

Beautiful location, lots of wildlife activity, easy and tough slopes and stairs. I used to walk this trail every other day and never got sick of it!

hiking
Sunday, March 04, 2012

Eh!

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