Ledges Trail is a 2.3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Peninsula, Ohio that features a cave and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length2.3 miElevation gain209 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashKid friendlyHikingCaveForestViewsRocky
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From the parking lot go to the trail sign with the roof. From here you will follow the paved road until you come to a crossroads with a bench and a descriptive sign, go right. You will come to a dead end in which you choose to go left or right, go right for now. You will now begin the first of two outer loops, you will cross a road, and then some restrooms. Just past the restrooms is possibly the most confusing way finding sign on the trail. You can take the spur trail to look over the ledge into the valley, but to stay on the trail take the one just to the left of that. This area is confusing because it is the intersection for trails in five different directions. If you have followed the correct trail you will now be walking below the ledges (they are quite impressive in scale). You will then come to the display sign and bench again (you will visit this crossroads a total of three times), keep walking straight until you come to the same dead-end sign, this time go left. You are now walking the second part of the outer loop. Now you really need to use your navigation skills because the signs on your part of the trail do not include information for the Ledges Trail. Here they begin to give you directions to Happy Day, but that is the Ledges Trail. But they will not use that logic the second time and you will need to follow the Octagon Trail to your left instead of Happy Days to your right. The third time you will want to ignore the Octagon Trail and use the Overlook directional that takes you up the stairs. This will bring you back to the Ledges Shelter trail, take that trail. This brings you back to the directional sign with a bench at the crossroads (your third visit). From the crossroads head to your right and back to the trail sign with the roof and the parking lot.

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Matthew Labella
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Nice easy walk. Cool to see the bat caves, but not nice to see everyone disregarding the do not enter signs and going in them.

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Katie Carlson
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Light mud, nothing you can’t walk slowly through to avoid getting muddy.

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Scott Friedman
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Fabulous trail and easy to walk. You get the extreme wilderness experience, which I enjoy the best.

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Eric Smith
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Well maintained and used trail. Lots of signs but not always clear which trail goes where. No chance of getting lost though. Nice rock outcrops to view and walk around.

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Maria Galeana
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Lots of bugs!

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laura demmon
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Don’t you hate when you forget to push the record button?!

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William O
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Beautiful rock formation carved by glaciers. Ice cave was closed for bat protection. The trail itself was rocky but very manageable for a 64 year old dude like me.

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Alexis Kubic
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Not too crowded, definitely more on the easy side, rather than moderate.

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Lane Lewis
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This trail was busy! But totally worth it for the rock formations and beautiful overlook.

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Justin Hermann
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Fun hike along The Ledges trail. The kids loved it!

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Barb Cagley
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Extended the hike by going through through the Pine grove loop, which less crowded there.

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Megan Gustitus
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Cool rock formations in a beautiful microclimate; nice, wide trails; not too difficult.

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Bradley Miller
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We started at the trailhead and ended at the stairs instead of doing the whole trail still worth it.

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Amal Awad
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Beautiful sights and a good hiking spot overall.

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Jeremy Tarnowski
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Great trail and ledges.

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Neal Worman
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Laney H
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Beautiful scenic trail! The ledges is one of the most traveled trails in the National Park so naturally it was very busy on Saturday (March 27th). It was 63 degrees so it was pretty comfortable in the woods.

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Vijay Keshavamurthy
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Wonderful ledge formations and awesome hiking

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Jennifer Kessel
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Beautiful trip

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Carol Parker
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Loved this magical trail.

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Karen Brown
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Kristen Spencer
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It was beautiful and totally enjoyable to see families using the trail.

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Tarra Klasen
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busy, but there was a dude singing shanties on his acoustic guitar

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swatsniper911 User
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Jake Hunsicker
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Slow paced, scenic

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Sarah Fetters
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Patrick Lysobey
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Sheila Piatek
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Very easy. Ledges are impressive.

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David Coffman
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Eric Guikema
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