Explore the most popular paddle sports 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.

Rented kayaks here with a few friends and went out to the lake. Was a fun trip and a great workout. Many great views of the the beautiful homes in Rocky River.

Enjoyed the scenery, glad we took the trekking poles. Various terrain, worth the hike.

If you are up for a leisure stroll surrounded by some woodlands and a scenic marsh then this trail is for you! Not a lot of canopy, so I'd recommend an early evening walk as you can catch a great view of the sunset. Wildlife present included a deer, a variety of Egret birds, butterflies, other micilaneous birds and some fireflies. Not a trail for anyone looking for strenuous activity but perfect for a peaceful walk surrounded by nature.

A pretty walk. I am used to hills so this is flat . My granddaughter & I walked around most of it. No shade . Easy walk for the children.

This trail provides one of the best payoffs in the Hocking region. Rockbridge is fantastic and might be the impressive geological feature in the area and it is well worth the hike.

Nice loop trail that goes right next to the water. The stone house at the end was fascinating. The trail wasn't too overgrown either

Love this park is by far my favorite in Toledo area. Great wildlife very picturesque.

nice trail

18 days ago

Nice walkway around the reservoir. Good for simple jog or walking.

18 days ago

Nice paved walkway around reservoir. Great for simple jog and walk. Decent wide grass covered path through the wooded area as well.

Great hike. Can’t wait to do it again.

19 days ago

Not bad for what it is. Just gravel and grass paths.

A nice walk from the marina to the library and back.

Well maintained trail around the lake we enjoyed it very much

This lake is extremely pretty with lots of small wildlife around. The trail is paved making for a great evening walk with the family.

Very interesting hike for An Ohio hike.
We enjoyed the wooded trails along the ridges above the lazy Sandusky River. The trails were well defined.

1 month ago

Easy and beautiful. Mostly shaded and scenic.

My GPS put me on the state highway with no sign of the path anywhere and no place to park. Actually the start of the path was just on the other side of a muddy creek by the highway... I just could not get there. The correct point of entry is the Independence Dam State Park. I parked by the dam and hiked about 2.5 miles through the park to the beginning of the toe path. The path itself is on a narrow strip of land between the muddy creek on one side and the river on the other. It is a level path through nature and makes for a good fitness hike. There are mile markers on wooden stakes every quarter mile on the toe path. The round trip from the parking place by the dam is 10 miles. It is possible to drive to the start of the toe path. From there it would be 5 miles to the bridge at the end and back.

1 month ago

We really enjoyed hiking here. There are many different trails to take and a few that are not listed on AllTrails. I was pleasantly surprised that it felt remote in some areas of the trail, and some others not so much....but great for being within the city.

I will say that this day would not have been so enjoyable if I did not have AllTrails up with GPS as the trail markings are terrible and you come out on streets and parking lots without any idea of where to go next. I had to take my phone out frequently or we would have gotten lost multiple times.

We stopped here on our way back to Columbus on a trip. There was good variety in terrain (if you are into that sort of thing) from grass to mud, roots, and rocks. Definitely one of the more rugged and steep trails we had done this weekend but the short distance kept it manageable. Great stop for me and my family! Everyone loved the view of the falls!

2.2 mile walking trail on top of above ground reservoir. Level trail once you climb bank of reservoir. Steps to help.
Avoid if wind is over 12 mph. No shade.

Pretty views along the lower portion by the water. But a lot of overgrowth on the trail, trying to avoid wild roses most of the time.

Paved trail around the lake is nice, but there are places where the asphalt is cracked and some repaving is needed. They also need to repaint the yellow line on the center of the trail that the bicyclists need to keep to the right when passing people coming the other way. It is a nice walk around the lake, especially in the morning!

2 months ago

Trail is mostly in the sun. Very populated. Also almost all the walk it smelled like dog poop and many times on the "trail" there was dog poop. I call this a "trail" because it's really just a old road that is torn up now from them building stuff. Half of the trail on the other side is gravel. When doing the walk it's not a loop. You go out the same way you came in. Very boring and confusing. Just a few signs and nothing else. Definitely won't be back again.

Trails are very well marked and maintained. The orange Hunter trail was very swampy because of rain earlier in the week. Maps are all over the trails. If you go and it has been raining, avoid the orange trail, but the others were great.

2 months ago

I love this trail. So much to see. Last time I was there there were so many huge turtles and fish jumping out of the water. You can also kayak here and take a dip in the dam reservoir. It’s a nice long hike and it’s just so beautiful. I’m going back tomorrow.

I love this place! It’s my go to hike! No where better in my eyes

2 months ago

A nice trail through the Shelby wetlands. Entrance is right by the road near the pavilion. Not marked well but a nice start for a begginer like me.

Great for walking and biking. Clean gravel or paved trail. Was great with my dog and kids. Nice and scenic.

2 months ago

Another great trail to day hike to see the Spring wildflowers.l go out each Spring.

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