Best Trails Near Cleveland OH

Cleveland has 74 trails in the vicinity, including 64 hiking trails and 7 for fishing. These trails range from 0.4 to 271.9 miles in length. The longest trail in Cleveland is Ohio to Erie Trail a well-known trail measuring 271.9 miles in total length.

The most popular trails are The Nature Center at Shaker Lakes, Cuyahoga Valley National Park: Plateau Trail and The West Woods. Trails.com member Nicole W. recently completed Sunny Lake Park.

More information on the best trails in Cleveland can be found below.
  • Spencer Lake Wildlife Area

    4 Reviews

    Cleveland, OH

    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 fairly good that you won’t meet another hiker on ...
    •  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 ...

  • The West Woods

    3 Reviews

    Cleveland, OH

    The West Woods, in Russell and Newbury townships, spans 902 acres and shelters several dwindling species. Learn how a small cave was shaped by the area’s geology and how it played a role in the ...
    •  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 ...

  • Mentor Lagoons Nature Preserve

    3 Reviews

    Cleveland, OH

    This great preserve protects the largest unbroken bluff forest in northeast Ohio and one of the finest coastal dune communities in the state. Rare plants and more than 150 species of birds can ...
    •  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 ...

  • Wingfoot Lake State Park

    3 Reviews

    Cleveland, OH

    This property was operated as a recreation area for employees of the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. for several decades. When it opened (again) in 2010 as Ohio’s 74th state park, interest in its ...
    •  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 ...

  • Lake View Cemetery & Little Italy

    2 Reviews

    Cleveland, OH

    A cemetery is an unlikely tourist attraction, but Lake View’s history and incredible beauty draw thousands each year. Lake View was designed after the garden cemeteries of Victorian England and ...
    •  1-3 hours
    •  3.5 miles
    •  Guide

    A cemetery is an unlikely tourist attraction, but Lake View’s history and incredible beauty draw thousands each year. Lake ...

  • The Nature Center at Shaker Lakes

    2 Reviews

    Cleveland, OH

    Located amid Shaker and Cleveland Heights, this preserved wilderness was nearly wiped out in the 1960s by a proposed freeway. Now dirt trails and boardwalks lead visitors past the nature center ...
    •  1 hour
    •  1.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Located amid Shaker and Cleveland Heights, this preserved wilderness was nearly wiped out in the 1960s by a proposed freeway. ...

  • Portage Lakes State Park

    2 Reviews

    Cleveland, OH

    Portage Lakes State Park extends from Akron’s southwest side well into the heart of Summit County. These short hikes showcase just two of the park’s many assets: its popular swim beach and little-known ...
    •  45 minutes
    •  1.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Portage Lakes State Park extends from Akron’s southwest side well into the heart of Summit County. These short hikes showcase ...

  • Hudson Springs Park

    2 Reviews

    Cleveland, OH

    Bring the family: After circling the lake on the shady crushed-limestone trail, young hikers will be rewarded with a great view of a playground (including a hedge maze) on the northwest edge ...
    •  50 minutes
    •  1.9 miles
    •  Guide

    Bring the family: After circling the lake on the shady crushed-limestone trail, young hikers will be rewarded with a great ...

  • Sunny Lake Park

    1 Reviews

    Cleveland, OH

    Sunny Lake Park serves many different interests. Want to soak up lazy lake views or watch great blue herons come in for long-legged landings? There are plenty of birds (and benches) to keep bird-watchers ...
    •  50 minutes
    •  2 miles
    •  Guide

    Sunny Lake Park serves many different interests. Want to soak up lazy lake views or watch great blue herons come in for long-legged ...

  • Quail Hollow State Park

    1 Reviews

    Cleveland, OH

    From an herb garden with a sundial to rough-and-tumble mountain bike trails, Quail Hollow State Park will satisfy a wide range of interests—even if you want to stay indoors. A unique, glass-enclosed ...
    •  1 hour
    •  2.2 miles
    •  Guide

    From an herb garden with a sundial to rough-and-tumble mountain bike trails, Quail Hollow State Park will satisfy a wide ...

  • Nelson-Kennedy Ledges State Park

    1 Reviews

    Cleveland, OH

    Nelson-Kennedy Ledges State Park offers what may be the wildest 2-mile walk in the eastern United States. Don’t let the short distance fool you; you could easily spend several hours here. Dramatic ...
    •  2 hours
    •  2 miles
    •  Guide

    Nelson-Kennedy Ledges State Park offers what may be the wildest 2-mile walk in the eastern United States. Don’t let the short ...

  • Hinckley Reservation: Whipp’s Ledges

    1 Reviews

    Cleveland, OH

    If you like to climb and gawk at great distances, Whipp’s Ledges is for you. If buzzards are your bag, you’ll want to visit this Medina County outpost of the Cleveland Metroparks in March.
    •  30 minutes
    •  1 miles
    •  Guide

    If you like to climb and gawk at great distances, Whipp’s Ledges is for you. If buzzards are your bag, you’ll want to visit ...

  • South Changrin Reservation:Squaw Rock

    1 Reviews

    Cleveland, OH

    A rocky ravine, gentle rapids, and a bit of a mystery are waiting for you in the Cleveland Metroparks South Chagrin Reservation. While you’re there, you can enjoy a shady stretch of the Buckeye ...
    •  1 hour
    •  2.25 miles
    •  Guide

    A rocky ravine, gentle rapids, and a bit of a mystery are waiting for you in the Cleveland Metroparks South Chagrin Reservation. ...

  • Ashtabula: The Underground Railroad and Covered Bridges

    1 Reviews

    Cleveland, OH

    Would you trust your life to an invisible thing called the Underground Railroad (UGRR)? The UGRR operated from the 1780's until about 1862. During that time, an estimated 40,000 freedom-seeking ...
    •  1 hour
    •  1.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Would you trust your life to an invisible thing called the Underground Railroad (UGRR)? The UGRR operated from the 1780's ...

  • Seneca Ponds

    0 Reviews

    Cleveland, OH

    Surrounded by corporate offices and light industry, a small parcel of land protects wetlands, breeding pairs of swans, and possibly our sanity.
    •  35 minutes
    •  1.1 miles
    •  Guide

    Surrounded by corporate offices and light industry, a small parcel of land protects wetlands, breeding pairs of swans, and ...

  • Riveredge Trail & City of Kent

    0 Reviews

    Cleveland, OH

    This stroll along the Cuyahoga River and through the city of Kent highlights the town’s history since the 1800s. It will lead you through a pioneer cemetery, by Ohio’s oldest masonry dam, and ...
    •  50 minutes
    •  2.5 miles
    •  Guide

    This stroll along the Cuyahoga River and through the city of Kent highlights the town’s history since the 1800s. It will ...

  • Orchard Hills Park

    0 Reviews

    Cleveland, OH

    Rolling over 237 acres, Orchard Hills Park is a unique park in Chester township. Operated as a golf course until 2007, the property situated immediately west of the Patterson Fruit Farm now invites ...
    •  1.5 hours
    •  1.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Rolling over 237 acres, Orchard Hills Park is a unique park in Chester township. Operated as a golf course until 2007, the ...

  • Hiram College: James H. Barrow Field Station

    0 Reviews

    Cleveland, OH

    Wandering through these woods, you can breathe easy. With one of the largest mature beech-maple forests in Ohio, the James H. Barrow Field Station is quiet and beautiful, teeming with diverse ...
    •  2 hours
    •  5 miles
    •  Guide

    Wandering through these woods, you can breathe easy. With one of the largest mature beech-maple forests in Ohio, the James ...

  • Herrick Fen State Nature Preserve

    0 Reviews

    Cleveland, OH

    Who knew that carnivorous plants could be so cute? Who knew that beavers could cause such trouble? As pretty and peaceful as this place is, you may not notice the battles raging all around you. ...
    •  45 minutes
    •  1.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Who knew that carnivorous plants could be so cute? Who knew that beavers could cause such trouble? As pretty and peaceful ...

  • Headwaters Trail

    0 Reviews

    Cleveland, OH

    This rail-trail in Portage County makes for peaceful, easy walking (as well as jogging and biking). Running east and west between Mantua and Garrettsville, it abuts the Mantua Bog and Marsh Wetlands ...
    •  3 hours
    •  6.3 miles
    •  Guide

    This rail-trail in Portage County makes for peaceful, easy walking (as well as jogging and biking). Running east and west ...

  • Dix Park

    0 Reviews

    Cleveland, OH

    This small, unique Portage Park District property offers a short woodland trail set amid lovely farm fields. Depending on the time of year, you may get to watch planting, harvesting, or other ...
    •  1 hour
    •  2.2 miles
    •  Guide

    This small, unique Portage Park District property offers a short woodland trail set amid lovely farm fields. Depending on ...

  • Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath & Quarry Trails & Peninsula History

    0 Reviews

    Cleveland, OH

    Peninsula displays the well-preserved vestiges of a canal-era and railroad town, while serving as a portal into the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Some folks say Peninsula has a lock on history. ...
    •  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 ...

  • Mason’s Landing Park

    0 Reviews

    Cleveland, OH

    This short hike meanders along the banks of the Grand State Wild and Scenic River. The trail, wisely, lets the river be its guide.
    •  35 minutes
    •  1.2 miles
    •  Guide

    This short hike meanders along the banks of the Grand State Wild and Scenic River. The trail, wisely, lets the river be its ...

  • Fairport Harbor Lakefront Park

    0 Reviews

    Cleveland, OH

    Summer is too precious in northeastern Ohio. Visit Fairport Harbor for its postcard- worthy vistas and a frolic on the beach to create memories you can relish when winter’s dreariness descends. ...
    •  45–50 minutes
    •  2 miles
    •  Guide

    Summer is too precious in northeastern Ohio. Visit Fairport Harbor for its postcard- worthy vistas and a frolic on the beach ...

  • Beartown Lakes Reservation

    0 Reviews

    Cleveland, OH

    Bainbridge Township was settled in the early 1800's. At that time, the area was simply awash in bears. Local lore tells of a time when one of the McConoughey boys killed 5 bears in a single day. ...
    •  1 hour
    •  2.9 miles
    •  Guide

    Bainbridge Township was settled in the early 1800's. At that time, the area was simply awash in bears. Local lore tells of ...