Explore the most popular dogs on leash trails in Ohio with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

An easy, mostly wooded trail just north of Columbus. Lots of wildlife (birds, deer, foxes, etc) good for photo opportunities.

Very rocky and is more like 4.5 miles long. Trail markers are confusing.

walking
10 hours ago

Great walk, and fun for kids. cool little waterfall and wadding area.

hiking
10 hours ago

Not a bad hike but some parts are blocked or rerouted because they are building a new visitors center. Very popular area.

hiking
10 hours ago

A lot of stairs on this trail. Small dogs would have a hard time on this trail.

Really a fun trail. Out and back. We were lucky that the pink lotus blossoms were in bloom and carpeted the lake. It was so beautiful.

hiking
12 hours ago

A very easy and nice trail to hike on. It was nice and flat with no major hills. Great for running on. It was also quiet and desolate. Did not see any people on the trail and had a lot of options to go onto other trails. Highly recommend for an easy 2 mile hike that is peaceful and isolated.

need more water stops. scenery nice

Walked this trail with a 4 year old and an 8 year old. It was nice. Nothing spectacular but nothing challenging. It made for a nice simple walk.

I did the trail from South to North, then back on the same trail. Overall I finished at 15.4 miles. Beginning 3 1/2 miles is definitely the toughest. The trail flattens out after that. This is nice if you are going out and back. Give you a nice rest for the middle 7 miles or so. I think the trail is probably closer to moderate than hard. The map made it easy to navigate. However, there is one spot where the trail has been changes. You will come to a fork with a paper sign showing the new trail. The sign is very difficult to read. At that point, go left. It will loop you around on the same trail. Great trail. Took me 6 1/2 hours to complete.

Excellent terrain for all skill levels. A great walk in the woods.

As a wheelchair user, I found it extremely easy to navigate.

Short and sweet.

PLEASE DO NOT GO HERE, PER CVNP: CVNP resource managers and rangers have noted a huge increase in foot traffic to an area in the park known as Twin Sisters Falls. This area has long been a lightly visited off-trail drainage containing a small waterfall and high quality riparian habitat. Recently, a social trail with ropes and roughly constructed steps has appeared. The area is now, for the first time, littered with trash. This drainage is one of the few riparian zones in the park relatively free of damage and has been used as a baseline for habitat monitoring. Unprecedented resource damage is occurring literally in front of our eyes. We are also very concerned about the potential for injuries to hikers in what has always been a trail-less area. Due to the steep and remote nature of the falls, it is likely that a technical rescue would be necessary to evacuate any non-ambulatory patient.

We are requesting persons providing guidance to the public on how to access this trail-less area to voluntarily remove those instructions.

A big part of the mission of the National Park Service is to preserve special places. Finding ourselves in the position of having to close an area in order to protect it is very troubling. This request is being made in the spirit of helping the National Park Service fulfill its mission to this and future generations. Any assistance from you would be greatly appreciated.

Should you have any questions or concerns or need further information please do not hesitate to contact us at any time, by emailing cuva_social_media@nps.gov or cuva_info@nps.gov. Thank you.

easy mountain bike trail!!!

Peaceful but buggy. Bring bug spray!

Very diverse terrain which makes for an enjoyable, rough hike

Great trail for almost anyone to use - be careful going in the winter, as the steps and the trail itself completely ice over.

Really short and easy but absolutely beautiful! If you come in the autumn, you could get some great photos looking to your left up the river from the rock outcropping.

2 days ago

solid hike. the trails were perfectly maintained.

Great hike! Connected Ledges, Lake, and Salt Run Trails for 9.5 miles. The Ledges trail had a lot of interesting geology!

Great spot for exercise. Can be a little sketchy towards the far end of the park where it tends to be less populated.

Great trails! Very accessible and great for the whole family! Took my nieces 5 & 7 and they did awesome and really enjoyed the hike. We saw squirrels, turtles, salamanders, etc. Stoney Brook waterfall was pretty but you don’t get to see it from straight on but you see it from the side views. Wish I was able to see it straight on. There are a lot of steps to hike down to and back up. The entire Penitentiary Glen was beautiful and super fun to explore. My nieces loved today! The Nature Center, the animals, the Nature Exploring Area, everything was wonderful! Great outdoors summer day!

Great trail that is part of a network of other trails. Has a river with mild elevations. Can easily get turned around on other trails, but that only adds to the adventure. Dirt trails with a lot of roots. Canopy overhead keeps you out of direct sunlight. A lot of chipmunks with a variety of birds. Can easily make a longer day of it exploring other trails on reservation.

walking
3 days ago

One of several trails in Bradley Park. Dirt surface with gravel in some areas. A moderate amount of canopy overhead. Oddly enough there was no wildlife considering there was plenty just across the road on the other trails. A nice creek midway through but otherwise not much more than a leisure walk

Short but fun trail. Surface was mostly dirt with gravel in some areas. Was quite muddy and I nearly lost my niece in the quick sand. Canopy was dense and provided complete cover in some areas that it seemed like evening in the middle of the day. Wildlife included a variety of birds, butterflies, rabbits and chipmunks. Plenty of side trails can easily take you off the main trail but actually made the trip more adventurous.

This seemed shorter than 2.7 miles! Not difficult, could be challenging for some when climbing over logs blocking the riverbed. There are definitely dogs allowed in the park, despite the tag on this page. The instructions for how to get to the site were super helpful:

Basically you're going to walk under the second bridge and keep going down that trail until you see a sign on the right that says Mudcatcher. Cross the little stream and go up the hill, and there's a path behind the dam. Then follow the riverbed!

The Twin Sisters were more like trickles when we went, but I'm definitely going back in the winter when they are frozen!

hiking
3 days ago

Great Lake loop, there are connected offshoot trails which allows you to cut and wind and loop back around to keep it interesting if you go often. I take the pooch and he loves it. The lake is very pretty and you can see ducks and geese and I even seen a huge beautiful fox on a connecting trail. Do be careful as there seem to be a lot more ticks at this park than others.

Great trail! Great park! Love the overlook! Great views of Lake Erie in the distance.

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