September 23, 2022

Spectacular Cleveland Area Hikes to Enjoy This Fall as the Leaves Change Colors

Fall colors are one of the best parts of the season in Northeast Ohio, and thankfully we're blessed with an abundance of beautiful parks and hiking trails, all within an hour of downtown Cleveland, where you can take in the foliage. Here are the very best.
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South Chagrin Reservation/
Henry Church Jr. Rock Loop Trail (29 minute drive from Downtown Cleveland)
This hike has become a popular place to go to cool off in the summer months, thanks to the beautiful, swimmable waterfall. The fall months, however, bring stunning foliage that contrast so elegantly with the river.
Photo by Makayla Brown

South Chagrin Reservation/ Henry Church Jr. Rock Loop Trail (29 minute drive from Downtown Cleveland)


This hike has become a popular place to go to cool off in the summer months, thanks to the beautiful, swimmable waterfall. The fall months, however, bring stunning foliage that contrast so elegantly with the river.
South Chagrin Reservation/
Henry Church Jr. Rock Loop Trail (29 minute drive from Downtown Cleveland)
Photo by Makayla Brown

South Chagrin Reservation/ Henry Church Jr. Rock Loop Trail (29 minute drive from Downtown Cleveland)

South Chagrin Reservation/
Henry Church Jr. Rock Loop Trail (29 minute drive from Downtown Cleveland)
Photo by Makayla Brown

South Chagrin Reservation/ Henry Church Jr. Rock Loop Trail (29 minute drive from Downtown Cleveland)

South Chagrin Reservation/
Henry Church Jr. Rock Loop Trail (29 minute drive from Downtown Cleveland)
Photo by Makayla Brown

South Chagrin Reservation/ Henry Church Jr. Rock Loop Trail (29 minute drive from Downtown Cleveland)

Chapin Forest Reservation/
Arbor Lane Loop Trail (30 minute drive from Downtown Cleveland)  
Look across rows and rows of trees, with Downtown Cleveland in the distance, at the overlook found on this trail. Whether you’re looking for a quiet bench to read a book, or to get a little work out going and explore the ledges, this trail has it all.
Photo by Makayla Brown

Chapin Forest Reservation/ Arbor Lane Loop Trail (30 minute drive from Downtown Cleveland)


Look across rows and rows of trees, with Downtown Cleveland in the distance, at the overlook found on this trail. Whether you’re looking for a quiet bench to read a book, or to get a little work out going and explore the ledges, this trail has it all.
Chapin Forest Reservation/
Arbor Lane Loop Trail (30 minute drive from Downtown Cleveland)
Photo by Makayla Brown

Chapin Forest Reservation/ Arbor Lane Loop Trail (30 minute drive from Downtown Cleveland)

Chapin Forest Reservation/
Arbor Lane Loop Trail (30 minute drive from Downtown Cleveland)
Photo by Makayla Brown

Chapin Forest Reservation/ Arbor Lane Loop Trail (30 minute drive from Downtown Cleveland)

Tinkers Creek State Park Nature Preserve/
Tinkers Creek Loop Trail  (35 minute drive from Downtown Cleveland) 
Tinkers Creek Loop Trail will send you into another world, with its beautiful neon trees. Along this 1.7-mile hike you will also find a pond and abundant vegetation. If you walk slightly off the beaten path you will stumble upon a railroad, which brings breathtaking views along the trees. This railroad is active, however, so do be careful.
Photo by Makayla Brown

Tinkers Creek State Park Nature Preserve/ Tinkers Creek Loop Trail (35 minute drive from Downtown Cleveland)


Tinkers Creek Loop Trail will send you into another world, with its beautiful neon trees. Along this 1.7-mile hike you will also find a pond and abundant vegetation. If you walk slightly off the beaten path you will stumble upon a railroad, which brings breathtaking views along the trees. This railroad is active, however, so do be careful.
Tinkers Creek State Park Nature Preserve/
Tinkers Creek Loop Trail  (35 minute drive from Downtown Cleveland)
Photo by Makayla Brown

Tinkers Creek State Park Nature Preserve/ Tinkers Creek Loop Trail (35 minute drive from Downtown Cleveland)

Tinkers Creek State Park Nature Preserve/
Tinkers Creek Loop Trail  (35 minute drive from Downtown Cleveland)
Photo by Makayla Brown

Tinkers Creek State Park Nature Preserve/ Tinkers Creek Loop Trail (35 minute drive from Downtown Cleveland)