Ohio - Outdoor Activities

Ohio has approximately 1,093 trails, including 562 hiking trails and 248 for walking. These trails range from 0 to 100 miles in length. The most popular trails are Peninsula to Olds Hollow Trail, Glen Helen Loop Trail and Hemlock Gorge to Lyons Falls Trail. The last Trails.com member to complete a trail in Ohio was Amy C. who completed Lakes and Plains of Prairie Oaks Metro Park.

  • Glen Helen Loop TrailView Trail Details

    10 Reviews

    Yellow Springs, OH

    • Hiking  
    •  About 2 hours
    •  4.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Glen Helen is Antioch College’s very own land laboratory. Like nearby Clifton Gorge, the glen was created by glacial meltwaters 10,000 years ...

  • Grandma Gatewood Trail—Old Man’s Cave to Ash CaveView Trail Details

    9 Reviews

    Logan, OH

    • Hiking  
    •  About 5 to 7 hours
    •  10.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Begin walking the 5 miles from Old Man’s Cave to Ash Cave and it won’t take long to see why this is one of the state’s most popular trails. Descend ...

  • Peninsula to Olds Hollow TrailView Trail Details

    8 Reviews

    Zaleski, OH

    • Hiking  
    •  About 1.5 to 2.5 hours
    •  4.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Lake Hope is a dammed, salamander-shaped body of water that’s the central feature of this state park, which is adjacent to Zaleski State Forest. ...

  • Buckeye Trail: Red Lock to Blue Hen Falls to Boston StoreView Trail Details

    7 Reviews

    Peninsula, OH

    • Hiking  
    •  About 3 to 5 hours
    •  8.7 miles
    •  Guide

    Upgraded from national recreation area to national park in 2000, Cuyahoga Valley National Park straddles a 22-mile north–south section of the ...

  • Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath & Quarry Trails & Peninsula HistoryView Trail Details

    6 Reviews

    Cleveland, OH

    • Hiking  
    •  1.5 hours
    •  3.1 miles
    •  Guide

    Peninsula displays the well-preserved vestiges of a canal-era and railroad town, while serving as a portal into the Cuyahoga Valley National ...

  • Hemlock Gorge to Lyons Falls TrailView Trail Details

    6 Reviews

    Loudonville, OH

    • Hiking  
    •  About 3.5 to 5 hours
    •  9.3 miles
    •  Guide

    Make a 9.3-mile lollipop to explore many of the main attractions at Mohican State Park. The centerpiece of Mohican State Park is the Clear Fork ...

  • Hemlock to Creekside Meadows LoopView Trail Details

    6 Reviews

    Lancaster, OH

    • Hiking  
    •  About 1 to 1.5 hours
    •  3 miles
    •  Guide

    As you drive southeast from Columbus on US 33, the flat landscape is abruptly interrupted by short but steep ridges and hollows. This topographic ...

  • Beechwood to Red Oak Trail LoopView Trail Details

    6 Reviews

    Cincinnati, OH

    • Hiking  
    •  About 1.5 to 2.5 hours
    •  3.6 miles
    •  Guide

    One of the few hikes in Ohio accessible by public transportation, Mount Airy Forest is an oasis of greenspace within the heart of greater Cincinnati. ...

  • Stanford House to Brandywine FallsView Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    Peninsula, OH

    • Hiking  
    •  About 2 hours
    •  3.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Approaching Brandywine Falls from Stanford House on foot is one of the nicest experiences you can have in the Cuyahoga Valley. Take this 3.6-mile ...

  • Logan Trail—North LoopView Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    Adelphi, OH

    • Hiking  
    •  About 4 to 6 hours
    •  12.1 miles
    •  Guide

    The 12.1-mile north loop of the Logan Trail begins and ends at a fire tower that you can climb to get a view of the deciduous forest unfolding ...

  • Caesar Creek State ParkView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Harveysburg, OH

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  12 miles
    •  Guide

    Located northeast of Interstate 71, just outside of Harveysburg. This out-and-back is 6 miles one way (12 miles total), and you won't be disappointed. ...

  • Trailing Along the Little MiamiView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Loveland, OH

    • Road Biking  
    •  26 miles
    •  Guide

    Southwestern Ohio is blessed with a Little Miami River. This beautiful peaceful river has long been a canoeist's delight, and it has been designated ...

  • Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath TrailView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Cleveland, OH

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  40 miles
    •  Guide

    Located eight miles south of Cleveland. This 20-mile each way (40 miles total) out-and-back trail follows the remnants of the Ohio and Erie ...

  • Spencer Lake Wildlife AreaView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Cleveland, OH

    • Hiking  
    •  45 minutes
    •  2 miles
    •  Guide

    Want to get away from it all? Spencer Lake feels about as far away from it all as you can get, 40 miles from Cleveland. Once here, chances are ...

  • Harkers Run to Bachelor Preserve East LoopView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Oxford, OH

    • Hiking  
    •  About 1 to 2 hours
    •  2.8 miles
    •  Guide

    You don’t have to go back to school to make the most of Miami University’s campus. This walk in the woods is literally within walking distance ...

  • Flat Fork Ridge Trail to Pioneer VillageView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Waynesville, OH

    • Hiking  
    •  About 2 to 3 hours
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    Caesar Creek State Park’s 50-plus miles of developed hiking, mountain biking, and bridle trails make it difficult to choose just one route. More ...

  • Vulture's KnobView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Wooster, OH

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  1 hour
    •  6.9 miles
    •  Guide

    This is one of the most technical and fun rides in the state. Riders need to be attentive at all times. Even the fast and seemingly easy sections ...

  • Lookout to Geology Trail LoopView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Milford, OH

    • Hiking  
    •  About 1.5 to 2.5 hours
    •  3.5 miles
    •  Guide

    When young Carl Krippendorf came down with typhoid in the late 1800s, his family doctor recommended that Carl get out of Cincinnati and recuperate ...

  • Findley State ParkView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Wellington, OH

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  10 miles
    •  Guide

    Located off OH 58, 2 miles south of Wellington. There are over ten miles of trails to explore at Findley State Park, which essentially forms ...

  • Alum Creek State Park Mountain Bike TrailView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Columbus, OH

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  9 miles
    •  Guide

    Located twelve miles north of Columbus from the Interstate 270 beltway. There's a two-mile loop designed for beginning riders and a five-mile ...

  • Towpath TrekView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Peninsula, OH

    • Road Biking  
    •  14.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Running through downtown Cleveland to Lake Erie is the Cuyahoga River, which gained notoriety in the 1970s, when it was so polluted it caught ...

  • Alum Creek State ParkView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Delaware, OH

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  30 min. - 2 hours, depending on which trails you ride
    •  10 miles
    •  Guide

    When it's dry, Alum Creek and its network of trails provide a fun, fast, and twisty ride through the woods of central Ohio. There are no major ...

  • Mentor Lagoons Nature PreserveView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Cleveland, OH

    • Hiking  
    •  1.5 hours
    •  3.4 miles
    •  Guide

    This great preserve protects the largest unbroken bluff forest in northeast Ohio and one of the finest coastal dune communities in the state. ...

  • The West WoodsView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Cleveland, OH

    • Hiking  
    •  1 hour 40 minutes
    •  4.5 miles
    •  Guide

    The West Woods, in Russell and Newbury townships, spans 902 acres and shelters several dwindling species. Learn how a small cave was shaped by ...

  • Wingfoot Lake State ParkView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Cleveland, OH

    • Hiking  
    •  35 minutes
    •  1.5 miles
    •  Guide

    This property was operated as a recreation area for employees of the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. for several decades. When it opened (again) in ...

Recent Trail Reviews

View All Recent Reviews