Hike Nelson Kennedy Ledges

Nelson Ledges Parking

Distance

1.5 Miles

Elevation Gain

40 Feet

Activities

Hiking

Skill

Intermediate

Season

Year Round

Type

Loop

Added by

Dan Barr

Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Groups
Scenic

While it may be one of the smallest state parks in Ohio, Nelson-Kennedy Ledges makes up for its lack of size in its astonishing scenery of stunning conglomerate cliffs and ravines.

Starting at the the parking lot off of OH SR 282, cross the road and you'll arrive at the base of the conglomerate cliffs that give the park its name. 

From there, follow the blue blazed trail to get the best views and overall experience of the park. The blue blazed trail follows the base of the cliffs and allows you to get up close and personal with the ledges without too much difficulty. 

To make the trip even more memorable, return to the parking lot via the more strenuous red blazed trail that runs in between and under the cliffs, with some of the passages getting so tight that those of a wide frame may have difficulty passing through.



Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

Reviews

Leave a Review

Overall rating: 

Unique hike for Ohio

A fun and unique hike in Northeast Ohio. Great for family and dogs, easy hiking but be careful of the gaps in the rocks with children and small dogs.

Distance

1.5 Miles

Elevation Gain

40 Feet

Activities

Hiking

Skill

Intermediate

Season

Year Round

Type

Loop

Added by

Dan Barr

Nearby Adventures

Adventure

Hike to Ansel's Cave

Adventure

Hike into Hell Hollow

Adventure

Hike the Ledges Trail

Adventure

Hike the Gorge Trail Loop

More Nearby Adventures

Related Stories

chillin

Patagonia's "Treeline" Is a Celebration of Our Dependence on Trees

Patagonia's newest release featuring the importance of forests all around the world. Follow skier...

activities

"Far Away" - Climbing in LiMing, China

Jenny Fischer and Kat Whipple traveled to Liming, China to attempt a first ascent in one of climb...

destinations

8 Bucket List Canyoneering Adventures in Southern Utah

It's cold, rainy and windy at home, which means I'm daydreaming about Southern Utah.

how-to

Senate Passes Historic Public Lands Package

This is great news, but we still need you to take action!

More Stories