9 Breathtaking Places to Hike in Northeast Ohio

There are some beautiful spots to hike in Northeast Ohio and the perfect summer weather gives us a chance to enjoy them all. Here are some of the most breathtaking hiking trails in the area.

For more information on specific trails or access, visit the websites above or give the parks a call.

By Alexis Wohler

Photos courtesy of Yelp and Wikipedia

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Black River Reservation, Elyria - 1350 Ford Road, 440-324-5481, metroparks.cc/trails.php
Black River Reservation, Elyria - 1350 Ford Road, 440-324-5481, metroparks.cc/trails.php
Chapin Forest Reservation, Kirtland - 11211 Speak Road, 440-639-7275, lakemetroparks.com/parks/chapin-forest.shtml
Chapin Forest Reservation, Kirtland - 11211 Speak Road, 440-639-7275, lakemetroparks.com/parks/chapin-forest.shtml
Gorge Metro Park, Cuyahoga Falls - 1160 Front. St., 330-867-5511, summitmetroparks.org/gorge-metro-park.aspx
Gorge Metro Park, Cuyahoga Falls - 1160 Front. St., 330-867-5511, summitmetroparks.org/gorge-metro-park.aspx
Lake Erie Bluffs, Perry - 2901 Clark Rd., 440-358-7275, lakemetroparks.com/parks/lake-erie-bluffs.shtml
Lake Erie Bluffs, Perry - 2901 Clark Rd., 440-358-7275, lakemetroparks.com/parks/lake-erie-bluffs.shtml
Mentor Marsh, Mentor - 5185 Corduroy Rd., 440-257-0777, naturepreserves.ohiodnr.gov/mentormarsh
Mentor Marsh, Mentor - 5185 Corduroy Rd., 440-257-0777, naturepreserves.ohiodnr.gov/mentormarsh
Nelson Ledges Quarry Park, Garrettsville - 12001 Nelson Ledge Rd., 440-548-2716, nlqp.com
Nelson Ledges Quarry Park, Garrettsville - 12001 Nelson Ledge Rd., 440-548-2716, nlqp.com
Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail, Cuyahoga Hts. - 216-206-1000, ohioanderiecanalway.com
Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail, Cuyahoga Hts. - 216-206-1000, ohioanderiecanalway.com
Portage Lakes State Park, Akron - 5031 Manchester Rd., 330-644-2220, parks.ohiodnr.gov/portagelakes
Portage Lakes State Park, Akron - 5031 Manchester Rd., 330-644-2220, parks.ohiodnr.gov/portagelakes
Walter C. Best Wildlife Preserve, Chardon - 9160 Robinson Rd., 44-286-9516, geaugaparkdistrict.org/parks/walterbest.shtml
Walter C. Best Wildlife Preserve, Chardon - 9160 Robinson Rd., 44-286-9516, geaugaparkdistrict.org/parks/walterbest.shtml