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3 days ago

A decent trail to run. Caution for roots and rocks but pretty flat and very pretty scenery. Lots of bugs!

4 days ago

This is a very nice trail with some great scenery!

Nice trail not to long just enough.shaded

Nice trail. Decent elevation. Quiet & peaceful. A little off the beaten path.

15 days ago

Easy trail, but those bringing pets beware - even though we stayed on trail, we had to remove multiple ticks after our walk.

18 days ago

This trail is pretty easy 80% of the time, but the dip in the middle can sneak up on you. I’d like to stop by the lake in the middle next time, but other than that there isn’t much to this trail.

Nice trail. Not busy. There is a lack of any specific "views ". A good hike but not photo worthy

22 days ago

Great Trail I never knew was there! I would put this in the moderate to hard category for the area due to all the climbs and difficult footing. It was 90 degrees that afternoon which made if sticky and buggy too. Lot of mosquitoes so bring your bug spray. Many Pileated Woodpeckers and Wood Thrush in the area. We will be back to do this one again!

22 days ago

Perfect trail for a 94 degree day. This trail is 80% flat and in the shade of some of the oldest forest in the valley. The trail is well marked with a lot of cut backs to shorten the trail if needed. Lots of birds in the area, scarlet tanagers and pileated woodpeckers can be heard and seen if patient. I will be back to run this trail since it is more like tow path with it's condition, maintenance and few things to trip over.

Great hike with friends today. FYI - the landslide deadfall is easily passable. Through the creek to the left, up the bank and over one tree and back on the trail. Not dangerous.

It is a terrific trail with great scenery. The most well-marked trail I have ever ridden. The surface was very smooth from Akron all the way to Cleveland.
Terry J.

23 days ago

Nice, easy hike with some interesting landscapes to explore. Walking through the ravines and seeing everything covered in moss was fun. Worth exploring if you are at the National Park.

Unbelievably beautiful trail. The rock formations and lookout points are breath taking . The trail is definitely one of the most popular in the area so expect to be held up by some of the amateur photographers and sightseers. Not a very challenging trail although there are definitely spots where you'll have to watch your footing to avoid rolling an ankle or tripping over a root or rock. Hands down one of my favorite trails to date.

Stunning rock formations! We absolutely loved the mix of slightly steep inclines with plenty of level path for soaking in the views. The ice cold pockets by the caves were so refreshing on a humid day! Would love to do again!

26 days ago


27 days ago

wooded trail, with history and benches through out. query interesting. easy, but some inclines

28 days ago

Very nice, relaxing hike.

on Ledges Trail

28 days ago

Beautiful, well maintained trail.

29 days ago

Such I a great peaceful trail. Definitely moderate, especially when wet like it was for me, but this is just what I was looking for when wanting a nice way to kill a couple hours.

It’s a beast for trail running.

What an adventure this trail was! Well marked, saw six or seven hikers with their dogs. The map was a lot of help because of the various forks in the trail. A little loud from the turnpike traffic, but the trail leads you right up close to it which was pretty cool!

The last mile or so is currently closed off from a landslide. When you hit the abandoned road the second time, go back to where the trail spit you out the first and take it all the way back.

I stupidly wanted the challenge of climbing up the landslide, which was incredible to do, but so so dangerous!! The soil was incredibly loose, so please dont attempt it!!

Awesome trail. Would hike again!

1 month ago


This was a very fun trail, especially in the mud. There are a couple of good climbs that will give a nice workout. Compared to some of the other trails around here it could be considered hard but I didn't think it was too difficult. Beautiful hiking and will repeat.

1 month ago

One of CVNP’s most popular hikes. Great for kids and kids at heart who like to climb around the ledges. Nice view from the top.

1 month ago

This trail was beautiful! Highly recommend for an early afternoon hike. Pretty easy and relaxing!

This hike I found to be easy at parts and difficult in others. We attempted to go down the hill where the mud slide was but the trees were so bad and the trail was destroyed on the other side of the creek. So listen to signs unless you want to fight through some trees or make the walk back up the hill. Other than that everything was awesome. The trail gets super muddy at parts even when it hasn't rained. There's a part where you end up by the highway and it gets loud. It was very beautiful overall and a challenging hike.

Beautiful trail, lots of steps and a big hill, but totally worth it. Its mileage is what it says, but you can take the cut off partway through if you don't want it to be as long.

combining ledges and Pine Trail make for a wonderful 5 mile hike. Ledges Trail is the centerpiece of Cuyahoga National Forest. although only 2 miles long be prepared to wander off-trail through the stunning rock formations along this Trail. Pine Trail is a 3-mile loop that showcases the deciduous trees and Lush plant life of Cuyahoga

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