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The Best Rock Climbing in Ohio

Looking for the best rock climbing in Ohio? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Ohio. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top rock climbing spots in and near Ohio

  • Yellow Springs, Ohio

    Rock Climb at John Bryan SP

    If you are new to climbing, someone who really enjoys toprope climbing or if you live in west central Ohio and are looking to climb somewhere within a reasonable driving distance, John Bryan State Park is a great option. Equipment is not provided and all climbers are encouraged to use safe climbi...
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  • Springfield, Ohio

    Climb at Mad River Gorge

    1 mi
    Just a short hike down from the parking lot lies a half mile of cliffside full of climbing opportunities! Plenty of variety for different skill levels, although someone in your group will need to lead climb to set up the route first. There are hooks already in place on each route, and you are not...
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  • Howard, Ohio

    Honey Run Falls Trail

    0.4 mi / 7 ft gain
    Honey Run Falls Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Howard, Ohio.
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  • Dundee, Ohio

    Dundee Falls Trail

    2.18 mi / 167 ft gain
    Dundee Falls Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Dundee, Ohio.
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  • Leetonia, Ohio

    Little Beaver Creek - South

    10.1 mi / 282 ft gain
    Little Beaver Creek - South is a point-to-point trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Leetonia, Ohio.
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  • Kimbolton, Ohio

    Stone House Loop Trail

    1.67 mi / 240 ft gain
    Stone House Loop Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Kimbolton, Ohio.
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