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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

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.

Beautiful hike!

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.

Orange trail can be really muddy and slippery. Come with water resistant boots, spare pair of shoes, and prepared to fall.

on Chagrin River Trail

12 days ago

Pretty walk along the river with lots of plants, birds, and squirrels. Fishing even in the winter and "beach" access from the trail. Muddy and tree down across the trail. Picnic area and small playground. Can hear traffic from the road.

Rockbridge was a short run down trail but the Rock formation was beautiful. Not as big as those at Old Mans Cave. Trash near the River put a damper on the nature.

Very good trail, you can run, hike, backpack, and fish. Friendly people go here, have never had a bad experience here.
Also I take my dogs with me all the time.

Great hike beautiful area with great views of the lake.

hiking
1 month ago

I love this trail. Very well marked with a lot of hills and great views. It was very beautiful to go and sit at the high point and eat my lunch before I finished my hike.

trail running
2 months ago

A nice easy paved trail, but it can be very heavily trafficked at times with lots of people to avoid if you’re running. It’s open to bikes as well, though I rarely see them.

The paved part of the trail is nice. But when you get to the part where it goes down to the river it is not marked. We had to spend a bit looking for where it enters the wooded area. The trail also does not follow the trail as marked here on All Trails. It is an estimate of the trail.

Great day hike. Going to the falls first is a good idea. You will face the hardest part of the hike on those 5 miles. The only part I disliked was a slight walk on the road from the fire tower to the overlook. Let’s face it....people can’t drive lol. After the overlook you go straight down hill...don’t run down. Missed the turn not realizing it was mid hill. No big deal you can walk the cabin road to entrance or cross the river. The last 5 is a nice trek besides the river. The hardest part on the last stretch is the stairs back to the parking at the dam. Warning my watch said it was closer to 12 miles not 10.

Great little hike

Great trail! Checked out the “rock shelter” and that was just OK. Nothing exciting along the “rock shelter loop”.. I wouldn’t hike that portion again. The rock bridge is really cool and I love that this trail was not very crowded.

The trail can get confusing at some parts.

Great hiking experience. A few muddy/slick spots after a rain overnight. Nice moderate rated trail. Recommend hiking the loop counterclockwise as reviewed in other posts.

surfing
3 months ago

Helo twins =)

hiking
3 months ago

If you go clockwise you will take on the most difficult part of the trail first. Lots of inclines and deep ravines but nothing too overwhelming. My 12 year old daughter tackled the trail with no problem. Deer and other wildlife along the way. Scenery changes often. Went on a Saturday morning and heard trains most of the first half of the way. About mid-way point there is a shelter that overlooks the valley. Great views and great spot for a break. The second half runs along the river/creek. This part seemed much quieter than the first-half. Also, much easier terrain; flat, wide trails that runs mostly through meadows. Lots of creek crossings. Excellent trail with a variety of scenery. If there was any downside it was that we went a day after it rained fairly hard. The trail along the river/creek was quite muddy in a few spots.

This was a very scenic and well marked trail! We finished it yesterday and with the leaves changing, made it a beautiful hike!! I would do the Lakeshore Trail again!!!

One of my favorite hikes in Ohio. The views of the lake do not disappoint. The landscape changes various times to keep the hike very interesting. I hiked the trail counter clock wise.

I jog in the mornings after work when its quiet and see several different animals. Very peaceful and the different types of pavement are good to run on.

hiking
3 months ago

I enjoyed the trails. Very few fellow hikers. We saw 4 deer and plenty of squirrels.
There are no facilities. However, Hocking Hills Winery is just a hop, skip, and a jump away.
I thought the trails were solid 'moderate' so wear appropriate shoes and bring poles or walking sticks.

My dog and I had a great hike. I loved the trail. It wasn’t difficult, but I appreciated some of the elevation changes. I agree that it’s not for all dogs and beginners.

Nice trail good views and dog friendly. Some parts were hard to find making it take longer but all in all enjoyable

This is the blog post and review written by my wife4.
https://hubpages.com/travel/Weekend-RV-Hiking-_at_-Lake-Vesuvius-Pedro-Ohio

Beautiful trail. Well marked. If you’re going counterclockwise you could miss a couple turns but you will figure it out very quickly. Nice river view at the beginning or if you want it at the end go clockwise. A few nice heart rate increasing inclines but nothing anyone can’t handle if you have no health constraints. Go thru a few different types of forest, beautiful wildflower meadow with a vast landscape view and pass by a pond where catch and release fishing is allowed. I did this early as a Sunday sunrise hike and it was lovely. You do hear traffic and trains and that may be worse later in the day. That’s just Ohio trails though. Saw many deer, rabbits and different birds. Nothing not to like here.

Paved route, nice view of the lake pretty much all the way around. I used to walk this route with my mom when I was a kid. Still a nice place to bring kids and can rent paddle boats if you feel like getting in the water.

hiking
4 months ago

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

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