Whipp's Ledges Trail

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Whipp's Ledges Trail is a 1.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Hinckley, Ohio that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.3 miles Elevation Gain: 144 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly


nature trips


bird watching



wild flowers

1 month ago

Don’t be frightened by the amount of cars in the parking lot. Most people are using the picnic tables and the rest are walking above the cliffs. It’s beautiful and really peaceful. Lots of nooks and crannies to explore. Connects to other trails for an extended hike. Lots of shade!!

off trail
3 months ago

4 months ago

What it lacks in distance it makes up for in the scramble. Lots of people climbing, so that was cool to see. Lots of dogs as well.

4 months ago

Great loop trail with some elevation - beautiful rock formations.

6 months ago

Great loop trail beautiful cliffs

6 months ago

Very scenic and fun!

9 months ago

We loved this trail! The kids liked being able to climb up the boulders and looking at the valley. Probably our new favorite spot!

Monday, September 17, 2018

Great trail, but we got a little off track and the terrain got a little rough for our 3 and 6 year olds. Met a few other displaced hikers as well, and found our way out together. Beautiful scenery though, and we will be back.

Friday, August 24, 2018

Always amazed that this is in Cleveland. Such a neat hike.

Friday, August 17, 2018

One of my new favorites. So many crevices and different spots to explore! Great exercise too!

Friday, August 10, 2018

Used to love whipps as a kid. Too much garbage now too dangerous for puppy paws with so much broken glass. Sad.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

A great trail for adventuring! You can make the ledges as challenging as you like.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Whipps ledges is an amazing trail on the Hinckley Reservation. I finally had the chance to visit and it's nothing short of beautiful. Check it out if you are in the area!

Monday, July 02, 2018

Mostly up hill but nice trail enjoyed all the rock formations

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Visited on a rainy day. Beautiful and so different than most of Ohio parks. More graffiti and trash that I would’ve like to see. Can get tricky as Trail isn’t marked well, but you shouldn’t get too lost. A must see if you haven’t yet.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

it used to be very beautiful place for extremely short time of window walk but yet lately there's just too much graffiti on the rock formations and the trees it's a sad sight

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Whipps exceeded my expectations. Along the same lines as Nelson Ledges, but a little less strenuous and felt a little shorter. Amazing rock formations and drop offs. My only negative is that there is a little more graffiti than I can handle. Otherwise, get this hike on your credit list!!!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Wonderful trail with fantastic rock formations and ledges. Also provides some vistas for great viewage.

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Highly recommend bringing a map and compass or a very good sense of direction. Technical hike. We lost the trail and ended up coming back out the way we came. Certainly an adventurous, but beautiful trail.

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Not marked well. In between markers there are many options that look like trails. Lots of broken glass and litter. Still a great hike but really in need of some maintenance.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

A lot of fun sort of made our own path. Plenty to explore a lot of rock climbing not your basic paved path

Friday, June 09, 2017

Beautiful scenery. Nice hike.

Monday, January 09, 2017

Trail isn't marked very well.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Was a fun adventurous trail. have to be careful with young children but we we still able to do it. I had my 9 year boy 7 year boy 5 year boy and 2 year old daughter. was slow moving with my daughter but we carefully took our time and handled it.

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Trail is a very generous term at Whipps Ledges. The path is poorly marked and very rocky. There are many side-paths that make it confusing to tell where the real path goes. This is definitely not a lunchtime walk. There is also a lot of vandalism and graffiti.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Great trail..you can make the hike as easy or difficult as you would like.

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