The Ledges Overlook is the most enjoyed view in the park. The Ledges Trail hike is approximately 2.2 miles, and will get you to the famous overlook. People love this trail because there of the protruding rock that gives one a full view of the entire valley without any obstructions. One will want to bring a camera along to Cuyahoga Valley National Park. At sunset, one can capture some of the most magnificent photos in the area.
If one decides to visit to see the creek, and would love to relax next to the running water, then you should try the Brandywine Gorge Trail. The trail will have areas where you can rest, and see the Brandywine Falls. This hike is a 1.5 mile loop trail.
If you’re looking for a shorter hike, you can try the Buckeye Trail. This smaller hike is only a half mile loop. One will reach the Blue Hen Falls which has a bench overlooking the waterfall, so you can sit and enjoy the wondrous work of nature. The trail may be short, but one should exercise caution, as the return leg of the hike is very steep.
The Horseshoe Pond/Tree Farm Trail is a shorter way to get to the Tree Farm View. It is 2.75 miles for the whole loop. The hike will lead you into a meadow. Once there, you’ll have a beautiful view toward the Peninsula and the tree line to the southwest. One should keep in mind that the property around the trail is private, and therefore one should stick to the path.
Old Carriage Trail is a 1.5 mile hike. Though it may seem long, it’ll be worth the effort. One must make sure to be on the Northern Trail when you hit any of the other intersecting paths. This is due to the fact that some of the other trails are closed due to bridge instability.
If one wants to see the Bridal Veil Falls, then take the Buckeye Trail in the Bedford Reservation. The trail is 0.5 miles, round trip. It’s a short hike that’s ideal when hiking with children. Everyone will have the ability to view the beautiful flowing water of the Bridal Veil Falls. One should try visiting after a heavy rainfall to see it at its peak.
These are just a few trails one can try on your Cuyahoga Valley National Park visit. Remember to pack sunscreen, insect repellent, and a camera. You’ll want to capture the exquisite surroundings on your hiking adventures.