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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.

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.

Really nice trail! Great views of the reservoir right next to it and was empty. Took the eagle trail to get a little closer to the lake and the Maple Highlands trail back. Very nice hike.

Was pretty nice even in the winter, would love to check it out when things are green and the ground is dryer.

This trail can get muddy

Map isn’t quite right. Actually ended up being between 6.7 and 7.1 miles (my fiancée logged the former using ResQwalk and I logged the latter using Charity Miles).

GPS was off from the AllTrails map. The Yosemite Falls and Yosemite Trails don’t really intersect until the top most point of the map. And, sadly, we never saw falls at the top of the map (although some cool small falls in the first mile and a nice walk through the valley after that).

The trail posts are far and few between with no blazes, but if you follow to the Yosemite Falls trail marker, there is a decent hilly loop back via Yosemite Trail. Mostly used by Mountain Bikers, it’s probably a great ride but a somewhat arduous and monotonous hike with no waterfall payoff.

That said, the first 1-2 miles along the lake and into the hollow are beautiful, the trail was scarcely populated (which meant we could let the dogs run free for a bit) and it was a decent workout.

If you are mountain biking, this could be fun and challenging. If you are looking to increase endurance, give this a try. But for views? We’d be more inclined to try the Iron Furnace out and back trail, which starts at the same spot, is 3 miles each way, and promises better views (but less isolation).

Today was super muddy and the trails were really hard to read. All in all though I found it OK challenging not super hard there was a small portion of the trail that was a serious incline but other than that was fairly easy. I would like to come back maybe in the summer or spring when we haven’t had so much rain

Pretty cool trail to check out with awesome scenery. The quarry is super cool and pretty nice if you’re into photography. It has some decent side trails as well. It also does not take all that long to hike

Very fun moderate path. Struggled a bit with bad signage but had a great time.

Cool trail. A lot of elevation changes. Pretty muddy in January. A lot of overlook spots.

Garfield Park has a dense deer population. You are just about guaranteed to see one if you visit

trail running
18 days ago

The trail has parking on Canal and starts running in between farmland for the first mile or so. After a mile the trail runs back through a wide clear path through some woods and is very pretty. Feels like running on a dried up creek because both sides of the trail are hills with trees. Also pass an old small cemetery. Very pretty hidden gem in Circleville.

Very easy trail. This was a nice way to wind down after doing some of the more challenging trails in CVNP. Some nice bridges and boardwalk along the way.

hiking
19 days ago

Very-very-very muddy.

Super cool place to hike. The creek is really nice to check out, especially if you’re into photography. It has nice side trails you can walk and has a lot of ground to cover. The scenery here is also really amazing.

Just did the Harveysburg loop. It rained all night so really muddy. Would like to try it again in spring when it’s easier to get over the creek to the Ward loop. Nice day for Dec. Never saw another person even though temps in mid 50’s.

Trail was super muddy and had huge puddles of water. I suppose on a summer day the trail might be dryer. I had to mark off another star because the blaze was very very confusing. It says yellow and green trails but we only saw orange, blue and red. No green or yellow. Very confusing. Was a decent easy walk in the woods. Saw tons of deer tracks too so that was nice. Only two benches; one super huge one that you'd have to climb onto and jump down from and another one by the river down at the end of the trails. I can see why someone said it was infested with mosquitoes. We'll try again when it's less muddy. It was nice to have somewhere to walk that was close to home and nice.

backpacking
29 days ago

I did this trail a few months ago (August) as a first solo overnighter.

First off, holy hell the spiders! I saw another reviewer mention them and scoffed - you're in the woods, of course there will be spiders. This was not a normal amount of spiders. This was every few steps, right at face height, huge webs stretched across the trail spiders. I spent most of the 13 miles waving my trekking poles in front of me like an idiot, but every time I let down my guard, I got another face full of spiders. I had webs in my hair, webs in my eyelashes, I was brushing spiders off my pack every time I stopped. At first it was just really annoying, but by the end it was completely demoralizing.

Unless you're using some kind of averaging logarithm, this trail should be classified as difficult. The easy parts are really easy - there are sections that are actually on dirt roads - but the hard parts are really hard. I didn't expect it to be as strenuous as it was, but my strength might have been sapped fighting the spiders. I had been warned by a ranger not to drink the water due to heavy metal toxicity, and there were few places to collect it in any case, so you'll need to carry more.

All of that said, it's a good trail. The campsites were really nice, except for one where previous campers had left a lot of trash, too much for me to carry out. There is a lot of different scenery to see, and the rock formations are especially awesome. This trail is very remote and not well travelled. I saw no one at all on the first day, and only two guys on mountain bikes passed me the second day, taking on the burden of web-breaking. I enjoyed a glorious, spider-free mile or two before they turned off onto another trail (I know exactly where they turned off because I continued not 5 feet past the turnoff before I got another face full of spiderweb).

In conclusion, bring lots of water, expect challenging terrain, and go in the winter when all of those eight-legged bastards are cold and dead.

backpacking
1 month ago

Nice trail, good views of the lake this time of year. Mainly a mountain bike trail. Some muddy areas today. Poorly marked. My Garmin clocked 3.2 miles.

trail running
1 month ago

Nice flat trail - would be great for a 20 mile bike ride with a stop for lunch in the middle. The small detour for the Coke Ovens in Leetonia is definitely worth it.

Went during leafs weren’t on trails and now much to look at but definitely a tough trip and fun!

hiking
2 months ago

Great hiking and horseback trails and good lake for kayaking. There’s lots of birds for birdwatching too!

Hiked CW starting in early afternoon. Passed 9 bikers and 2 trail runners, all friendly. Plenty of spots to take a break on the shore. If you're strapped for time, there are EMS shortcuts marked with red blazes.

Very nice trails that are suitable for all ages. Only minor obstacles and slight inclines. We took our small dog and he loved it. Gorgeous fall foliage that produced a few lovely photos.

on Shawnee Trail

2 months ago

Surprisingly hard. I wasn’t expecting that from OH.

2 months ago

Nice little hike, luckily we got tons of rain so the many small creeks were flowing, and the path wasn’t muddy at all! First time here and I plan on coming back. It’s only about 20 mins from the west side of Cleveland

backpacking
2 months ago

Only my 2nd time our backpacking after doing 20 miles of AT in the Grayson highlands/mt Rogers. Some cool rock formations. Only saw 2 people in 2 days. Very enjoyable. Didn’t find it that difficult.

backpacking
2 months ago

This place is very secluded with no cell service and no water along the trail. This whole area was strip mined and the water is polluted with heavy metals. The trail is rugged and not recommended for beginners, especially carrying all that water!
Lots of wildlife: owls, coyotes, tons of woodpeckers and birds. Saw a large black snake on the trail too.
Campsite was fine. Didn’t see much trash but there were many loud ATV riders in the morning which was a buzz kill.

hiking
2 months ago

A pleasant surprise.
Very well maintained and I can’t wait to go back

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