Cleveland, OH: Hemlock Gorge to Lyons Falls

This 9-mile out-and-back slices across Mohican State Park along a 300-foot deep sandstone gorge to the launch pads of two impressive waterfalls.
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This 9-mile out-and-back slices across Mohican State Park along a 300-foot deep sandstone gorge to the launch pads of two impressive waterfalls.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 8.0

Waypoints

HGT001

Location: 40.612461, -82.271851

Head NW on Hemlock Gorge Trail as it follows the Mohican River

HGT002

Location: 40.614269, -82.282677

Giant white pines dangle from expanding sandstone wall; keep straight along river

HGT003

Location: 40.6138, -82.290459

Photo op: Rocky point juts into choppy riffl es; fl y fi sherman work eddies and fi shing holes along wooded banks

HGT004

Location: 40.610802, -82.303146

End Hemlock Gorge Trail. Follow road W past a handful of picnic areas

HGT005

Location: 40.613579, -82.31646

Cross a weathered covered bridge

HGT006

Location: 40.613049, -82.316971

Hop on more traveled Lyons Falls Trail to park?s most famous cascades

HGT007

Location: 40.618252, -82.3227

L @ T toward Lyons Falls; head up stiff, quad-
straining washout

HGT008

Location: 40.616581, -82.326027

Straight @ Y with Stage Coach Trail; bear R @ next intersection

HGT009

Location: 40.616379, -82.328507

Big Lyons Falls: Hike into a recessed cave behind the rowdy 50-foot falls, then climb to the top for fi ne views into a green-carpeted valley

HGT010

Location: 40.6166, -82.328873

Veer R @ top of rock stairs, then L @ the big, white arrow

HGT011

Location: 40.618832, -82.328278

Swing W to Little Lyons Falls, a fast trickle into a box-shaped canyon; return to main trail to finish small lollipop. Turn L, following "covered bridge" sign; backtrack to car