These 8 Hikes Near Cleveland Are The Most Beautiful In The Area
Nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts in the Buckeye State are always looking for great places to explore. From parks to reservations, natural areas, and more, you’ll find within them some of the best hikes in Cleveland. Who needs a five-star hotel when you can enjoy Mother Nature’s finest attractions? Your Instagram account will love it just as much as you do. Pack some trail mix, water, your AllTrails map, and your sense of adventure because you’ll want to spend all day exploring these eight pretty sites.
Visitors agree that these scenic spots are among the best hikes in Cleveland. Do you agree? Is there anything else you’d add to this list? Tell us your thoughts in the comments!
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Best Hikes in Cleveland
I’m looking for a hiking trail with a waterfall in Ohio.
Depending on where you live, you will find a number of beautiful hiking trails that lead to waterfalls. If you live in the Dayton area, you might consider the Inman Trail. This moderate trail, one of the most scenic in Ohio, is very popular with hikers because the prize along the way is the views of Glen Helen Falls. Pack a lunch and plan to spend some time here to also explore the Glen Helen Nature Preserve in which the trail sits. These are some other great waterfall hikes in Ohio:
- Upper Falls, Lower Falls and Cedar Falls (Hocking Hills State Park)
- Charleston Falls Loop Trail (Charleston Falls Preserve)
- Brandywine Falls (Cuyahoga Valley National Park)
- Dundee Falls (Beach City Wildlife Area)
- Horseshoe Falls (Caesar Creek State Park)
- Cascade Falls (Nelson Kennedy Ledges State Park)
- West and East Falls (Cascade Park)
- Ash Cave Falls (Hocking Hills State Park)
How do I get to Mohican State Park?
If you’re in the Columbus area, take Interstate 71 north to Highway 13 south, then Highway 97 east to the park turn-off. From Akron, take Interstate 75 south then west until you get to Highway 21 (which eventually turns into Highway 585) south to Highway 30 west, and finally Highway 3 south to the park turn-off. No matter where in the state you are coming from, Mohican State Park is a real treat! Outdoor recreational activities include biking, hiking (the trails here are among the most scenic hikes in Ohio), camping, bird watching, and boating, just to name a few, within the park’s 1,110-acre expanse. And because Ohio enjoys four full seasons, the landscape will change dramatically each time you come, making it feel like a new experience.
Are there any haunted places in Ohio?
Like most states, there are quite a few haunted places in Ohio. In fact, you can make an entire supernatural road trip itinerary out of them. A few to get you going are the Moonville Tunnel in McArthur, the Old State Reformatory in Mansfield, Franklin Castle (it is also called the Hannes Tiedemann House) in Cleveland, and believe it or not, on the campus of Ohio University in Athens. These destinations and others can be explored on your own, or with a group via any number of organizations that offer haunted tours.