14 Incredible Hikes Under 5 Miles Everyone In Ohio Should Take
With the weather warming up and the flowers in full bloom, it’s time to get out and embrace the beauty of our state. Hiking is one great way to explore some of Ohio’s most beautiful scenery—but you don’t have to be an experienced backpacker who’s always ready to take on the unpredictable elements of nature to do so. All throughout the state of Ohio, there are several hiking trails that take you to incredible sights. And the best part? Many of them are less than 5 miles. Take a look at the following 14 hiking trails in Ohio, which are less than (or just at) 5 miles:
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Have you hiked any of these trails before? What other trails would you recommend in Ohio that are less than 5 miles? Share your suggestions, experiences and photos with us via our Facebook page!
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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