While Ohio isn’t known for having lots of mountains, it is full of some of the most breathtaking hilltops and peaks you’ll ever see. Overlooking the rolling hills of Ohio from a high point – or gazing upward at the high points – is just one more way to experience the beauty of Ohio. The following are what we consider to be the 8 best hills and mountains in Ohio. Looking for OH mountains? These are the best you’ll find! 

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Are there mountains in OH?  

Technically, there are no mountain ranges in Ohio. However, parts of the state are still considered to be within the Appalachian Mountain range, so there is that. We do have lots of hills – some of which are pretty impressively tall – that certainly seem to make up for the lack of mountains in OH, so at least we have that going for us, which is nice.  

What small towns in Ohio are worth visiting?  

Though there aren’t a whole lot of mountain towns in OH, you can still find small towns with all the charm and beauty of a mountain town all over the state. Some of our favorite small towns in Ohio worth visiting ASAP include little places like Yellow Springs, which is a delightful art town filled with creativity, color, and natural wonders. Nearby you’ll find John Bryan State Park, which we love. Marblehead is an amazing small OH town that’s nestled right up on the shores of Lake Erie; the Marblehead Lighthouse is an amazingly photogenic feature and was built back in 1821! Other to-die-for small towns in Ohio with mountain-town charm include Oberlin, Tipp City, and Marietta.  

Which OH hills are the best for camping and hiking?  

We have a lot of favorite hills in Ohio that make for an excellent outdoor adventure; one of our hands-down top picks is Hocking Hills State Park, which has some of the best camping and hiking trails in Ohio. The Hocking Hills are incredibly beautiful, and you’ll find yourself drawn back to them time and time again. We’re also big fans of all the hiking trails you’ll find in the Knobs, which are fascinating geological features Ohio lays claim to that are crawling with awesome hikes, adventures, and good times to be had. We recommend hiking Vulture’s Knob, Morgan’s Knob Loop, Rocky Knob Trail, and others.