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

Beautiful hike!

The trail can get confusing at some parts.

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

Great trail with beautiful scenery. Make sure to do the east gorge and west gorge trails.

Fun escape from the city, one of my favorite trails in Ohio, Lily Pond is full of Turtles and Ducks. Went during a strong rain the Creeks and streams were absolutely beautiful.

Lily Pond video

Nice change of pace in the Boardman area. No real elevation change, but enough variety of scenery to keep it fresh. A nice 40 minute (or so) hike.

I grew up in Youngstown where Mill Creek Park is located. It is a city park that has been well taken care of. There are three lakes in the park- Newport, Cohassette and Glacier. These trails are well beaten mostly under the canopy of trees. There is some wildlife- deer, water fowl, and birds of prey (owls and hawks). The trail hugs along Mill Creek and the lakes and there is some up and down sections. Many a day as a young boy I would take my fishing pole and fish off the rocks and banks of the creek and lake. Lantermans Mill is an old land mark of the park and is actually making flours and meals.

5 months ago

Spend an hour on one of the easier loops at Mill Creek Park. This trail starts off flat, wide and level from the gorgeous Suspension Bridge parking area and heads North/Northwest through a forest, along the Mill Creek as it widens into Lake Cohasset. Lucky hikers will see frogs, turtles, Heron and ducks along the lake shorts and small islands and sandbars.

After crossing the bridge and road and Pioneer Pavilion, hikers head South along the opposite shore and are treated to a number of great views of the lake before heading up into the forest again (follow the green badges). There are plenty of opportunities to extend your hike with a number of small trails that split off from the main trail, leading to Amphitheaters, bridges, ravines and other features before ending your hike back at the Suspension Bridge.

Why Mill Creek Park doesn't re-organize their trail maps to show loops instead of random one-way trails, I'll never know. At least there is AllTrails!

This is definitely my favorite hike at Mill Creek and one of my all time favorites in Ohio. It is unbelievable that this beautiful strip of nature runs through the middle of the city. The hike as suggested makes a figure 8 trail through the park and includes the best scenes and trails that the park offers.

7 months 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.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Nice park! Not a hard hike and great views of wild in the city. This park is what you make of it. Enjoy the outdoors for being out doors and that it’s there. After all it could just be a parking lot like in so many cities.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Perfect loop.

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Saturday, August 05, 2017

Great trail- scenic and peaceful- somewhat populated (more at certain times of the day) can be treacherous; watch for roots and rocks- southwest trail area of the lake is the least difficult- I save that for my last leg of my run to decrease chance of injury. Blessed to have this trail in our backyard!!!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Beautiful trail, but I'm very confused. I walked the trail as outlined on the map, and it was only 1.7 miles. I did it twice, but clearly still shorter than 4.9 miles.

Saturday, July 01, 2017

Beautiful trail along a creek. Main made waterfall but nice to look at none the less

Sunday, May 14, 2017

I hiked with my daughters, 10 & 13. Lots of places to stop and explore. We hiked quickly to the end and then let my 10 year old explore on the way back. Recommend waterproof hiking shoes.

Sunday, April 09, 2017

so many trail heads. multiple waterfalls. dog friendly and kid friendly. very pretty

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Lots of woodpeckers and fall foilage off this flat paved, accessible trail

Friday, September 16, 2016

More than one path, great scenery.

Saturday, September 03, 2016

I took my four boys and wife on this trail and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The mix of terrain (asphalt, fields, unpaved) was a little weird but also welcome. They label this trail as moderate but we would label it as easy.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Mill was very interesting to tour. Path markings were a little confusing or non-existent but made it around the lake and back to the mill. Beautiful scenery for such an urban area. Park was clean and well kept. Probably not a good area to be in much past dusk.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Awesome trail. The Boardwalk was closed so I rerouted plenty to see with suttle inclines.

Thursday, August 04, 2016

It was a nice trail. Will come back again.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

It was a good hike, would do it again. Only downfall of hike, trails are not marked well. You have to figure out when you go into the parking lot, where the trail begins again.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Great scenery and hiking trails. Would definitely go back.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Great hike. Says 5 miles around lake but we went a little further so ours ended up closer to a 6 mile hike around. Saw deer, crane and tons of other wildlife. Gorgeous views. Next time we will pack a picnic.

Monday, July 04, 2016

Beautiful morning hike. We saw twin fawns playing in the forest with their mother nearby. Also, a family of ducks climbed down the dam overspill... Never saw that before. The wildlife was awesome on this fairly easy hike.

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

lots of climbing and small openings. I liked it very much

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

very nice trail with great views of the lake.

Thursday, May 05, 2016

It is as scenic as many state & National Parks trails. A nice hike for almost anybody, including children

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