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Top Hiking Spots in and near Cleveland

  • 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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  • 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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  • Perry, Ohio

    Hike the Shoreline-Lakeview Loop

    1.2 mi / 80 ft gain
    Starting at the parking lot next to Lake Erie Bluffs brand new 50-foot tall lakefront observation tower, follow the yellow signs noting the Shoreline Trail, a 0.6 mile long trail that follows the beach of Lake Erie. The trail is relatively easy, although sections of it require climbing over drift...
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  • Alliance, Ohio

    Hike Nelson Kennedy Ledges

    1.5 mi / 40 ft gain
    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 c...
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  • Madison, Ohio

    Hemlock Ridge Loop Trail

    0.74 mi / 98 ft gain
    Hemlock Ridge Loop Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Madison, Ohio.
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