10 Of The Greatest Hiking Trails On Earth Are Right Here In Ohio
You don’t have to travel out of the country for some awe-inspiring time in nature. You don’t even have to travel out of state. All you really have to do is explore your own backyard. Ohio is filled with beautiful hiking trails just waiting for an adventurous soul to take advantage of them.
From rugged cliffs with sweeping views to waterfront trails that look straight out of a painting, the following are 10 of the best hiking trails in Ohio—and probably the world. Let’s check it out.
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Have you hiked any of these beautiful trails before? What are your all-time favorite outdoor adventures in Ohio? Share your thoughts and experiences with us in the comments below!
Address: Old Man's Cave Chalets, Logan, OH 43138, USA
Address: Cincinnati Nature Center, Milford, OH 45150, USA
Address: 24858 Big Pine Rd, Rockbridge, OH 43149, USA
Address: 405 Corry Street, Inman Trail, Yellow Springs, OH 45387, USA
Address: 297 Township Rd 581, Sullivan, OH 44880, USA
Address: 14437 Leroy Center Rd, Thompson, OH 44086, USA
Address: Cantwell Cliffs, Laurel Township, OH 43149, USA
Address: Horseshoe Falls, Lebanon, OH 45036, USA
Address: Oak Openings Hiking Trail, Swanton, OH, USA
Address: Cuyahoga Falls, OH, USA
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best hiking trails in Ohio
May 06, 2020
Are there any other places I should go hiking in Ohio?
Ohio is filled with beautiful hiking trails that are perfect for the outdoor explorer. In the Cuyahoga Valley National Park you’ll find the Brandywine Falls Trail, one of the most popular trails in the state. At just shy of 4 miles in length, this beautiful trail leads to a cascading waterfall and incredible views. The Christmas Rocks Trail at Christmas Rocks Nature Preserve is another popular hiking trail. This scenic trail clocks in at just at 4-miles and features some stunning tree-top views of the preserve.
What are the best outdoor adventures in Ohio?
No matter what you’re looking for, Ohio has it all. From fishing to rock climbing, Ohio is full of outdoor adventures that you’re sure to love. For a thrilling experience, take a zip-line excursion where you’ll be flying through the trees at an excess of 50 miles per hour. In eastern Ohio, you can take the Zipline Safari at The Wilds in Cumberland, Ohio. This epic zip-line takes 2.5 hours to complete and consists of 10 zip-lines that will have you soaring over endangered animals like sable antelopes, zebras, rhinos, and more.
What are the most remote places in Ohio?
Ohio is full of picture-perfect places that are off the beaten path hidden gems just waiting to be explored. In southeastern Ohio you’ll find the Wayne National Forest, the only national forest in the state. Encompassing more than a quarter of a million acres of Appalachian foothills, this scenic forest stretches across 12 counties in Ohio and is perfect for anyone looking to get away from it all for a bit. For birdwatching, you can’t go wrong with a visit to the Magee Marsh Wildlife Refuge along western Lake Erie. Home to more than 300 species of birds, this beautiful refuge might just be the state’s stop bird-watching spot.
April is the Ohio staff writer for Only in Your State. She is an Ohio native with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. With more than 10 years of writing experience and a background in news reporting for Ohio newspapers, she's published pieces in multiple print and online publications. When she's not on deadline or chasing after her toddler, she's hunting for hidden gems in Ohio or getting lost in a good book.
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