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Peninsula, Ohio

Hike the Ledges Trail

3 Miles Total - 400 ft gain - Loop Trail

Originally added by Andrew Gacom

Awesome views of Cuyahoga Valley National Park, huge boulders, 100ft+ of rock faces - only spot in northern Ohio that rivals the beauty of the ever so popular Hocking Hills.

Drive and park in the area shown on the map. If you are in the parking lot near a big open field, you made it to the right place. There are two ways to take the trail from here, south or north. I suggest that you go North first (towards the shelter area). Follow this trail into the woods and it will take you down and alongside the ginormous rock faces. In the summer time it can get chilly near the rocks since there are caverns and crevices people can go through. This trail is very simple and easy to follow. In order to get the good pictures and a better experience leave the trail!! There are walkways and areas where one can climb in between the ginormous rock faces. Make sure you have hiking boots with nice tread, the area can get slippery if its wet and there are exposed tree roots everywhere.

There is a spot halfway through the trail head where if you go between the two rock faces, you will see ancient carvings inside - pictures shown up top. You are near the end of the trail when you start to go back up hill - you may be tired at this point but keep pushing!! The best view is at the very end of the trail - the overlook!

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Snowshoeing
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Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
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Scenic
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Great little hike!

Wonderful way to enjoy unseasonably warm weather for this area. Beautiful landscape and the overlook is wonderful.

Pretty Rock Formations

There’s a reason they call this area “Ledges”. The trail circles many ledges and different unique rock formations that you are also able to climb through and explore.

Beautiful

Really a great and easy hike through some awesome sandstone formations and a nice rock overlook. Definitely worth your time.

Leave No Trace

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on.

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