Since the winter snowmelt, its retreat has unveiled the landscape of Greater Cleveland’s gorgeous parks once again. The season of wonderful hiking opportunities is upon us and there are countless opportunities to enjoy local parks all over the region. However, as flowers bloom and trees come back to life, a few trails, in particular, shine. Here are some of the best hikes near Cleveland you must experience this spring:

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It is magical to get lost in the wilderness in and around Greater Cleveland. There is so much splendor to discover, and spring is the loveliest time to get swept up in the wonder of the local landscape. Have you ever been on any of these best hikes near Cleveland? Let us know in the comments!

With all that hiking, you’re going to work up an appetite! To refuel, check out this epic mac and cheese trail through Cleveland.

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What are the best wildflower hikes near Cleveland?

When spring arrives, the greater Metro Cleveland area comes alive with gorgeous colorful flowers. Take a hike through the Cleveland Lakefront Nature Preserve to view springtime blooms along with butterflies and other wildlife attracted to flowers. You can also visit the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes where you can explore the grounds and the colorful array of wildflowers.

Which hikes in and around Cleveland are short and sweet?

You don’t need to go on a long hike to take in the incredible scenery around Cleveland. In fact, there are many short and sweet hikes near Cleveland you can take in the city’s Metroparks. You can find out more in this post.

What are some of the best kid-friendly hikes near Cleveland?

Want to take the kids for a hike to get some fresh air and exercise? Well, there are several easy hikes under one mile in length in and around Cleveland. Head to Mentor Marsh and take a lovely boardwalk trail along the shores of Lake Erie, and don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled for the many bird species that call this area home. Then there’s Kendall Lake Loop which circumnavigates the lake. You can learn about these family-friendly hikes near Cleveland and more in our previous coverage.