Explore the most popular kid friendly 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.

Great trail and scenic views. See quite a bit of flora and fauna. The sheer value of fungi growth is intriguing as well. A nice short semi-challenging loop.

I did this trail so I didn’t have to back track through the south point trail. It has lots of different terrain. Waterfalls and wild fragrances are present along this route!

Beautiful waterfalls and views of Ohio’s foothills, along with a diversity of trails.. I plan on visiting this trail in all seasons!

hiking
14 hours ago

There is a cemetery from the 1800s which I though was an interesting point in the trail. The pine forest is owned by the paper factory and is being cut down- I’m excited to see what the preserve does with the area. Lots of water features long the way.

good little trail for a family hike or a quick run. its a short trail so we ran it twice. the trail offers a very nice wooded scene and the potential to see wildlife. would recommend this trail. the trail level i feel should be rated as easy. if you are in even ok shape it may leave you wanting more. not a difficult trail but still very nice and enjoyable

I cant quite call it "as good as it gets" (which is a 5 star apparently), but this was a beautiful, easy hike. There was a fun rope bridge and a small waterfall, and if you take a detour to the pioneer village, there are some cool old buildings. One of my favorite trails I've found so far!

We had a great time. Even after a day of rain the trail wasn’t bad.

Beautiful trail to hike or jog- I’d rate this more easy to moderate, in comparison to other trails- would be easy with kids, where as California nature park is rated as moderate and is much more difficult

Wonderful hike!

hiking
1 day ago

Perfect weather today for the start of Fall! Knocked out 5.2 miles in 1 hour 28 minutes hiking. Met an awesome couple on Hemlock Ridge. One of my Top 10 favorite trails in the area.

hiking
1 day ago

Great scenic hike! Added in Sylvan Pond and Hemlock Ridge 6 miles but not difficult. Highly recommended.

Very peaceful and open!

Very pretty. Read the signs carefully. I doubled my length when I paired off on the wrong turn lol

hiking
2 days ago

Great dog trail! Wooded and open fields. Very scenic

Perfect little loop! You can take the nature trail off the loop and cross the road to link up with some other trails in the area if you want an extension.

The section between Fairview and Earnhart Roads were pretty overgrown and spiderweb fest!

my husband and I did this Trail and it's very hard to find the loop. You definitely have to go off the trail if you want to Loop. But pretty trail none-the-less with lots of nature

hiking
4 days ago

Great views, very child friendly. The only con was that people were smoking cigarettes throughout the trail. I thought Ohio was a “smoke-free” state, judging by the visitors here it’s not. Plus they should set up more recycling bins; the trash was overloaded with plastic.

hiking
4 days ago

Great trail, but trails need to be marked better.

hiking
4 days ago

a special waterfall and river access makes this one of my favorite .

The trail is a bit overgrown in some areas and you definitely need a map or gps application to stay on the loop. It's pretty rough with roots in some areas but overall it's a great trail considering it's in the middle of a city.

Great trail. Wide well made trails, beautiful trees and wildlife. Sugar Creek runs through it.

Great trail. Bridge across for loop is out at this time for repairs. I will soon return to check this out.

Nice short hike. Trail easy to maneuver but is marked very poorly.

mountain biking
6 days ago

Nice scenic trail that would deserve a higher rating if it were longer. Trail is well maintained and has finely ground rock / dirt surface. A lot of traffic on trail so didn't see any wildlife. Great view of several ponds. Not a lot of overhead canopy so a day outting will expose you to direct sunlight. More suitable for walking or trail running due to length of trail.

mountain biking
6 days ago

Decent trail even if on the short side. Surface is a mixture of dirt and gravel. Moderate amount of over head canopy. Trail better suited for a leisure walk than mountain biking due to length of trail. Didn't see any wildlife other than a variety of birds. Overall a decent outting worth your time if you live in the area.

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