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I hiked this trail with about 3 to 5 in of snow on the ground with snow falling. the paved trails were clear and you could still find some of the walking trails. It was fun to get off the path and put my Sorel boots to good use. It was a very peaceful day and there was little Auto or pedestrian traffic. Dawes is beautiful any time of year.

Beautiful hike defanitly go after some rain for the waterfalls

Very enjoyable trail that goes through many different environments.

hiking
4 days ago

Had a blast in the snow!

Nice easy hike...not strenuous at all except for walking in a bit of snow. Won't be going back till the temps are sub freezing and more snow.....EXTREMELY muddy.

We hiked this trail on Christmas Eve. it was beautiful. The two mile main section is easy. Then there are two loops off the main section. The first loop is hard. it goes straight up the hill and is the steepest trail I've climbed (including grand canyon trails and rocky mountain trails). The second loop is moderate difficulty. Overall, it was a beautiful hike with just the right amount of challenge for us.

Shorter trail that has nice views. The initial waterfall, after the bridge entrance, is the better view. Easy walk.

walking
5 days ago

Great trail. Very short and is a boardwalk style path. The initial entrance are stairs that are a little steep.

The trail was very well marked, which was a life saver in half a foot of snow!

5 days ago

My lazy three year old and active five year old enjoyed it. Nice gravel path, which makes it ideal for soggier days. And very clean bathrooms!

Good walk to get the kids out and burn some energy. Cold day today and snowing (26 degrees). Trail was icy and slippery in some spots. Beautiful trail.

hiking
6 days ago

The “Main Loop” trail is well-marked with yellow blazes for the first 1.7(ish) miles, but then it’s rarely marked for the final three miles. That said, it has snowed and someone had laid down track ahead of me, so I was able to follow their path. Since it was my first time on this trail, I kept wondering if I had gone the wrong way at some point, but I made it around twice.

Aside from the trail marking issue, it was a lovely hike. Some rolling elevation, but no steep hills or hills that go on for longer than 1/10 of a mile or so. There is a pavillion around the 3.75mi mark, so I stopped for lunch.

It was naive enough that I’ll make the 45 minute drive to hike it again...

Nice and easy, little ice, lightly packed snow today. pretty much as exciting as you'll find in the area. Did it as an out back in under 5 hours.

hiking
6 days ago

Great trail to hike!!!
#goruck

Great Hike. Lots of ups and downs.

Nice relaxing stroll with neat river access points.

nature trips
6 days ago

Neat little trail.

If you are into history then you may find some value in this place as it has little boards to read through out the trail about the battles. It’s a neat little trail but it takes about 30 minutes to complete and isn’t a great place to “hike” (if that’s what you’re looking for.) Other than that, this a nice place to walk the dog and not much else.

hiking
6 days ago

If you’re into history then maybe this place is for you but in terms of “hiking” this place doesn’t have much to offer.

Overall it is a very average trail. Takes less than an hour to complete the whole thing and the scenery is pretty subpar. It has a decent pond that has ducks to look at if you’re into animal watching. The best part of it is the Maumee river. Walking next to that and being able to check that out is the one major positive of this place, other than that it is basically a nice trail to check out if you’re looking to get out of the house and get a little bit of exercise

trail running
6 days ago

Hidden gem for workouts. Very hilly. Workout stations. One decent view of the river.

trail running
6 days ago

This trail isn't great but it's our best option in the area for preparing for future hiking trips.

The trail is overall smooth, run it many times and I have run a race on it. No hills. But you do see the whole park, and this is the best park in the area.

You may see deer and wild turkey. Most of the parks in Toledo you can hand feed the deer, out here the deer actually run away from you.

One of the cooler spot in Toledo area....the fort is interesting, views of the maumee river, options to see animals, and even a hill (which is very odd in Toledo).

For the area a good option. A few spots that have really nice views. Very flat and well maintained trail - great for running and some bike on the trail.

A good metropark for in the city. Cool bridge, paved, and dirt trails options.

But you are in the city and there been crime here also, even somebody stabbed. I tell my wife and mom only to go here mid day.

trail running
6 days ago

If you are history buff then you will like it, otherwise nothing too special and the trail is near the highway (hear and see cars).

Local here...it's a paved path. This is a hiking website right? Why such the high ranking? No good views, have to cross roads all the time, again it's paved, and if it's windy it not a good option. I don't even know of local runner who use the path. I guess a good option for biking but also dangerous if all the road crossings.

trail running
6 days ago

Here my problem, it's a Toledo area 5 star but compared to other places it's just ok.

I run here all the time as I live close. Great views of the maumee river as you run along the river. Also a nice little pond. Across the river you can see fort meigs.

Deer everywhere and they don't have fear of people. I have also seen wild turkeys here also but not normal.

I wouldn't call this hiking trail as local runners do workouts (intervals) on the trail.

Other side of the park has interesting canals and red trail is also good option for running.

hiking
6 days ago

Love this trail! It's a great mix of uphill climbing and more moderate walking. The rocky cliffs and Turtlehead Cave are very scenic.

Best done in hiking boots. The trail can be rough and muddy.

Beautiful hike!

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