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Akron, Ohio

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Top Hiking Spots in and near Akron

  • Grafton, Ohio

    Indian Hollow Reservation

    3.05 mi / 105 ft gain
    Indian Hollow Reservation is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Grafton, Ohio.
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  • Youngstown, Ohio

    Lanterman's Mill Trail

    4.52 mi / 266 ft gain
    Lanterman's Mill Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Youngstown, Ohio.
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  • Youngstown, Ohio

    Hike the Gorge Trail Loop

    2 mi
    This is a lovely 2 mile hike along Mill Creek. We parked by Lake Newport and started off on the West Gorge Trail toward the Mill. The trail itself was decent, with some rough spots, but still hike able. Make sure you go down to the Creek before you head across the covered bridge to the East Gorge...
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  • Thompson, Ohio

    Hike into Hell Hollow

    1 mi / 200 ft gain
    From the trailhead, follow the Beech Ridge Loop Trail to the stairs for a 1/4 mile to the stairs that descend down into Hell Hollow. The views back up the gorge of Paine Creek are beautiful, especially with the shale cliffside in view. The stairway down into the hollow proper is steep, so be prep...
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  • Mentor, Ohio

    Hike the Headland Dunes

    1 mi
    From the parking lots at the far eastern end of Headlands Beach State Park, head to the sign for the Headland Dunes State Nature Preserve, and follow the trail marked with white painted T-posts. The trail is completely on sand, so it's a bit more strenuous than a normal hike due to the sand shift...
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