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

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Great place to hike! Lots of changes along the way.

25 days ago

Super easy, relaxing hike!

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1 month ago

Great place to go. Some of the hills can be challenging for inexperienced hikers. All the Lake Metro Park are very good.

mountain biking
1 month ago

not too busy, views are amazing and the trail varies a lot which is great. people there always seem extremely nice, too

hiking
2 months ago

I've been to Chapin more than a dozen times. The trails are simple, the view of the city is gorgeous, and if you go off the trail to explore the "off limit" areas, there are some lovely lounge spots to just sit, relax and watch the sun set.

2 months ago

Lots of trails to choose from with beautiful views of meadows, ravines, ponds, and forest. Nice nature center and rehab center. Not crowded unless there's an event going on.

hiking
3 months ago

Trail has a good view of the lake as well as the city of Cleveland. Also, had enough hills to tire my dog.

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

Many different areas to explore and different terrain. A nice family hike.

hiking
3 months ago

I love this entire park. The trails are easy to hike with some hills. There are fun rocky areas and many places to explore. A great family hike.

hiking
4 months ago

Great trail! Great views!

hiking
5 months ago

Decent trail, it was wider than I expected and most of it was the crushed gravel. I wasn't a fan of that but at least it wasn't all flat and the woods were beautiful. It's a good trail to take friends that don't have much hiking experience.

I love this place. So much to see. Great photo ops. I always see lots of deer. Nice views too.

hiking
7 months ago

I spent a lot of time here on the trails as a teen. Now I enjoy hiking it as an adult. My favorite time to hike this trail is in the fall.

hiking
Monday, October 23, 2017

Wide trail with pretty views! Highly trafficked. I would not consider this MODERATE though - there are a few rocky portions and slight inclines, but generally it’s quite flat and easy.

hiking
Sunday, July 30, 2017

Great trails, beautiful views.

hiking
Monday, July 10, 2017

Great hike with an amazing view of Cleveland.

hiking
Saturday, February 18, 2017

We really enjoyed hiking here. There was a nice variety of woods area, stone walk and some pavement. I normally am not a fan of pavement, but there were quite a few areas that were muddy, slippery and at a pretty good incline, so the pavement was a welcome at the end of the hike.

It was a beautiful day today and great to see sunshine. There are quite a few different options to add or subtract some miles and a few nice elevation changes. It was very zen and peaceful, even though there were a lot of people.

hiking
Monday, February 13, 2017

Nice trail with beautiful hemlock in places. Saw six deer during hike, all does. Get out and enjoy.

Plenty to see on and nearby the trail. Plenty for kids of all ages, especially at the nature center at the trail head where you can see wild animals being nursed back to health. Mostly gentle, with a few steep, but short rises in the trail. It's hard to see the namesake glen from the path.

hiking
Sunday, September 04, 2016

Great park!

Monday, September 08, 2014

Decent but not hard like the map claims. Lots of grass paths to walk through that can be pretty wet and tall at times.

hiking
Thursday, July 17, 2014

Trails are always beautifully kept and well marked. Scenery is absolutely stunning with creeks, stone ruins, and valleys. There are several trails with varying terrains: paved, limestone, and a rugged bridle trail. A great trip year round!

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Thursday, June 19, 2014

super nature center, check out the history of the Halle family home. Many trails to walk and very well maintained.

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