Winter in Ohio can be magical—if you know where to explore, that is. Although hiking in the winter months can be challenging, the following are six of our favorite winter hikes in Ohio that lead to frozen waterfalls. With snow-covered surroundings and crystallized icicles, they’re downright majestic. See which ones are worth trekking out in the snow for this winter and which ones you’ve already crossed off your bucket list. Here are the best winter hikes in Ohio if you want to see frozen waterfalls:

Have you done any of these six best winter hikes in Ohio to see the frozen waterfalls? What other waterfalls would you add to this list? Share your thoughts, photos, and experiences with us!

If you enjoy horseback riding, take a winter trail ride at Equestrian Ridge Farm in New Plymouth, Ohio. And be sure to consult The Ultimate Winter Packing List for ideas on preparing for your seasonal adventures!

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Best Winter Hikes In Ohio

Where can I go winter hiking in Ohio?

In addition to the hikes mentioned above, you can go for a magical winter hike at a number of Ohio’s state parks. You can explore John Bryan State Park along the 1.3-mile John L. Rich Trail and take in the wintry scenery found here. Head to Cuyahoga Valley National Park and embark on a journey along the historic Ohio & Erie Canal. You can find several more of our favorite Ohio winter hikes in this post.

What are some of the best winter outdoor activities in Ohio?

Aside from chasing frozen waterfalls, there are plenty of outdoor activities to keep you busy all season long! How about skiing, snowboarding, or snow tubing at Snow Trails in Mansfield? Or take a sleigh ride in Burton? You can find more ideas on what to do this winter in this article.

What are some of the best waterfalls in Ohio?

At Cuyahoga Valley National Park, you can take a trail to Ohio’s tallest waterfall, Brandywine Falls. There’s simply nothing better than seeing this impressive 65-foot waterfall in person. You can learn about some of the many waterfalls around the state in this post.


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