Cleveland On Foot 4th Edition

50 Walks and Hikes in Greater Cleveland

Patience Cameron Hoskins


These 50 hikes and walks in Greater Cleveland lead through historic urban neighborhoods, architecturally distinguished suburbs, and peaceful nature preserves. They range from an easy two-hour walk to a challenging full-day hike. Detailed trail descriptions are filled with facts about local geology, history, architecture, wildlife, and more.

Softcover / 344 pages / 5.3 x 8.5 in. / 138 photos

ISBN: 9781886228849


Discover some of the most beautiful and interesting places in Greater Cleveland—on foot. These 50 delightfully varied and carefully planned walking tours will lead you through historic urban neighborhoods, architecturally distinguished suburbs, convenient Metroparks, and peaceful state parks and nature preserves. They range from an easy two-hour walk to a challenging full-day hike. Select a hike for any mood or season by reading before you go. Then, follow step-by-step directions to get there and back without getting lost. The easy-to-read trail descriptions are filled with interesting tidbits about local geology, history, architecture, and wildlife.

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Table of Contents




Hiking Preparation

Hiking Resources


1: Downtown Cleveland Art and Architecture

2: Downtown Cleveland More Public Art

3: Downtown Cleveland Geology: Every Stone a Story

4: Tremont A Vibrant Old Community / Cleveland

5: Ohio City Historic Buildings, Ongoing Renovation / Cleveland

6: Riverside Cemetery Serenity Amid the City / Cleveland

7: Brooklyn Centre Renaissance of a Historic Community / Cleveland


8: University Circle Cultural Institutions / Cleveland

9: Lake View Cemetery History and Nature / Cleveland

10: Forest Hill Park A Rockefeller Legacy / East Cleveland

11: Cleveland Heights An Old Suburban Community

12: Cleveland Heights Architecture

13: Shaker Heights and Shaker Lakes / Shaker Hts. and Cleveland Hts.

14: Bratenahl Lakeshore Mansions

15: Euclid Creek Reservation Geology on Display / Euclid

16: North Chagrin Reservation Ravines and Ridges / Willoughby Hills

17: North Chagrin Reservation Buckeye Trail Loop / Willoughby Hills

18: North Chagrin Reservation Buttermilk Falls & Squire’s Castle / Willoughby Hills

19: Hach-Otis Sanctuary State Nature Preserve  / Willoughby Hills

20: Mentor Marsh State Nature Preserve Three Trails / Mentor

21: Mentor Lagoons Nature Preserve / Mentor

22: South Chagrin Reservation Buckeye Trail Loop / Moreland Hills

23: South Chagrin Reservation Chagrin River / Bentleyville

24: Chagrin Falls Victorian Village

25: The West Woods Geauga County’s Newest Park / Newbury

26: Punderson State Park Punderson and Stump Lakes / Newbury

27: Punderson State Park Pine Lake / Newbury


28: Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation Industry and Nature / Cuyahoga Hts.

29: Garfield Park Reservation Park Trails and Mill Creek Falls / Garfield Hts.

30: Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Cuyahoga Valley Nat. Park / Valley View

31: Bedford Reservation Tinker’s Creek / Walton Hills

32: Bedford Reservation Viaduct Park and Tinker’s Creek Gorge / Bedford

33: Bedford Reservation Buckeye Trail / Sagamore

34: Mill Stream Run Reservation / Strongsville

35: Brecksville Reservation Buckeye Trail to Pinery Narrows / Brecksville

36: Brecksville Reservation Buckeye Trail to Jaite / Brecksville

37: Brecksville Reservation Deer Lick Cave Loop / Brecksville

38: Cuyahoga Valley National Park Oak Hill Peninsula

39: Cuyahoga Valley National Park Three Waterfalls / Boston

40: Cuyahoga Valley National Park Jaite to Boston Store / Boston

41: Virginia Kendall Park Ice Box Cave and Boston Run Trail / Peninsula

42: Virginia Kendall Park Ritchie Ledges and Pine Grove Loop / Peninsula


43: Big Creek Reservation Lake Isaac / Middleburg Heights

44: Lakewood Lake Erie Shore

45: Rocky River Reservation North / Rocky River

46: Rocky River Bradstreet’s Landing and Residential Walk

47: Rocky River Reservation South / North Olmsted

48: Berea and Baldwin-Wallace College

49: Huntington Reservation Lake Erie / Bay Village

50: Bradley Woods Reservation Old Quarry / North Olmsted


Appendix A: Generalized Geological Column for Northeast Ohio

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