The West Woods

Cleveland, Ohio 44181

The West Woods

The West Woods Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"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 county’s history."

The West Woods Trip Reports

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7/18/2009
For being inside of a metro area this hike is rather rewarding. You can only ask for so much in this neck of the woods. There can be some crowds, but there is ample parking. Nice rock formations and the river itself and its dam highlight this interesting hike in the Akron area.
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6/28/2009
Shocking to say I didn't actually complete this as I got a phone call to hurry home... but I did most of it. This is a pretty nice walk, for such a short trail. It's pretty much all shaded - the path is rocky with tree roots etc underfoot. There's a 'cave' where the rocks overhang the path, and a nice mini waterfall dropping onto some large boulders.

I've obviously done better hikes, but for a 1.8 mile stroll through the forest this is pretty good.
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3/15/2009
Not bad - trail not well marked and smokers at the start.
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Trail Information

Cleveland
Nearby City
4.5
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
1 hour 40 minutes
Duration
Year-round
Season
Geauga County Park District: 440-286-9504; geaugaparkdistrict.org/parks/westwoods.shtml
Local Contacts
USGS South Russell; also inside nature center
Local Maps

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