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Pine Grove Trail and Ledges Trail Loop from Kendall Lake

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Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Pine Grove Trail and Ledges Trail Loop from Kendall Lake is a 3.8 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Peninsula, 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.

Length 3.8 mi Elevation gain 324 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

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Reviews (346)
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Bryan Bartlett
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Hiking

I started around 5:30 pm. The first part was not crowded, but the ledges trail was packed with people going both directions. This recording starts in the parking lot, not at the trailhead.

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Nichole Marie
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We started off at Kendall Lake and picked up the Pine Grove Trail to pick up Ledges Trail. We ended finishing the ledges loop and taking Pine Grove back, but didn't do the Pine Grove loop. Its a beautiful trail and there is always something to see! I would have loved to do the Pine Grove loop, but my teenager was ready to be done. The trail is well marked and we didn't notice bugs and we did not have spray on. The trail seemed fairly easy to maneuver.

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Fred C
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This is absolutely not a moderate trail. This is about as easy as park trails get. All Trails rating system must be busted. Did a 16 mile hike gaining almost 3500 feet last week at Grand Tetons. It was also rated moderate, but there we literally were climbing steep icy slopes. This is an easy trail. Lots of shade. Very scenic. Cool geological features. Never far from a trail head. Very well maintained paths. Combine it with another nearby 4 mile trail and you might be approaching moderate exertion.

Jennifer Clifford
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Michael M
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High quality trail

Josanna Raber
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Hiking

Well marked trail! Ledges portion of trail loop more heavily used than other pine grove. Beautiful place to hike!

Kelly Baumann
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Hiking

Beautiful trail

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Ashley Cartwright
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Hiking

My partner and I thought this trail was easy, we took our 1 year old German Shepard. We thought the trail was marked very well and informed us of how long the trail was and due to the recent COVID it was very informative of reminding the hikers to keep the 6feet distance as well as informing us that we were to walk the trail clockwise. Trail is very high traffic. If you are using the directions to get to this trail it takes you to the Kendall Lake. Which in a little bit below the ledges trail head. My partner and I didn’t find the connecting trail so we had to drive up to the correct trail head up the road. Overall, great place to hike and explore. Will be back to see other trails!

Alicia Murphy
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Went 2 days ago. Not busy at all. Nice walk through the woods. Trail was wide and in great shape. Signage was confusing for us at times, as well as a few others that I saw holding a trail map or asking directions.

Talya Sterling
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Scott Butler
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Hiking

Gem of a beautiful trail that is for better or worse, one of the most scenic trails in the state. The price to pay for jutting rock formations, stunning views, and pristine wide trails, are the crowds of recently COVID bound tourists with no regard for the natural gems that they are exploring through sheer boredom. I even saw someone with a remote powered car running through the ledges. Sadly, the sign directing people to walk clockwise was shredded by someone. If you can find a non-crowded time, start this trail from Kendall Lake, the connector trail is beautiful.

Elizabeth Muntean
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HEAVY TRAFFIC ONCE YOI HIT LEDGES TRAIL

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Allen Rush
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Very nice moderate hike. Lots of people at 7am. Be extra careful after the rAiny day.

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Bethany Collins
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Stephanie Pedicini
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Hiking

Great trail, but super crowded right now. Good for a leisurely hike but not if you want to get your heart rate up.

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Christa Boyer
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Nice trail, very busy and muddy

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Wade Geary
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Very scenic

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Maria Moore
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Closer to 4.5 miles

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Allie M.
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Dog-friendly, a little busy on a colder day so I’d avoid it during nicer weather if you don’t wanna encounter a lot of people. My pup and I enjoyed it though for sure :)

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Kelly McGregor
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CROWDED! People everywhere.

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Dan Wagner
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To get to the trailhead from the parking lot, cross the road you just came from and it'll be right there. Trail is in great shape with little mud today.

Joann shaw
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Did the pine grove loop starting at Kendall Lake. 8500 steps or about 3.2 miles.. some elevation change at the beginning of hike(and at the end). Mud in some places so don’t bring your white sneakers in March. A great walk to break up Corona Cabin Fever.

Corey Slick
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The best hike we’ve been on here so far. Well marked, beautiful not very muddy. Highly highly recommend

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Addie Lutzo
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Brian Szumski
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Trail was fun for the first time with the kids.

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Kristi Wilhelm
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