Hike the Pleasant Hill Lyons Falls Loop

Pleasant Hill Trailhead

This is an amazing hike that has many amazing views such as waterfalls and a beautiful view from a covered bridge.

To get to this trail you can go to the Dam that is a part of Pleasant Hill Lake and there is a parking area across the street. After you start walking you reach signs that will ask where you want to go, either to the covered bridge or to the Lyons Falls.

By going towards the covered bridge first you get an easy path with amazing views of both the Mohican Memorial Forest and the Clearfork-Mohican River. Once you reach the covered bridge there is a completely beautiful view of the river and the forest (picture #2 above). At this spot you are close to a picnic and bathroom area as well.

After the covered bridge if you head towards the Lyons Falls you get a much shorter walk to the Big Lyons Falls. This waterfall is very tall and worth taking the time to see. The Little Lyons Falls is just as beautiful to see but, as the name says, much smaller. There is the possibility of the climbing on the rocks to get a different view but this could be dangerous. Once done with the waterfalls the path completes itself by going back to the Dam where you started.

To get help with the trails and areas of the parks you can use this map: http://www.mohicanstateparklodge.com/assets/mohicantrailmap.pdf

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Pack List

  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Camera
  • Backpack
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RT Distance 2.75 Miles
Activities Camping, Photography, Hiking
Skill Level Beginner
Season Spring, Summer, Autumn
Trail Type Loop
Features
Bathrooms
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Lake
Picnic Area
River
Romantic
Scenic
Waterfall

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A Childhood Favorite

I grew up 20 minutes from Mohican and this was a hike I've done multiple times as a kid. Big Lyon Falls reminds me a lot of Ash Cave near the Hocking Hills. It's not a huge waterfall, but the cavernous overhang is impressive and the approach to it from below is really neat. Its definitely worth taking a trip to Mohican for.

Real Hiking In Ohio

When you think of a trek deep into the wilderness, Ohio does not come to mind. But in this location, you easily find yourself surrounded by cozy, green foliage along a main river, with no sound. Beautiful.


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