The Nature Center at Shaker Lakes

Cleveland, Ohio 44112

The Nature Center at Shaker Lakes

The Nature Center at Shaker Lakes Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"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 and its wildflower garden and around Ohio’s oldest artificial lake."

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8/3/2008
This is a nice trail, but nothing more than a short walk in the woods. The falls were small but pretty. I imagine that they may be more impressive in early spring. The trail to the overlook is very easy to follow and not at all difficult. The overlook is nice, but nothing spectacular. I wouldn't go too far out of your way for this hike, but if you are close it’s a nice place to go for a quiet walk with the dog.
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7/21/2008
Excellent! We walked down the creek, no slippery rocks, from Bridal Veil Falls and found cascading water and yet another little waterfall coming in from another location. It was magnificent! And Tinker's Creek Gorge runs clean with beautiful rocks to see. Hike the trail that's closest to Hemlock Creek. Also, Hemlock Creek runs very clean and no slippery rocks. It's a must do for the summer!
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Trail Information

Cleveland
Nearby City
1.5
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
1 hour
Duration
Year-round
Season
216-321-5935; shakerlakes.org
Local Contacts
USGS Shaker Heights; also at nature center
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