Cleveland, OH: Tappan Lake Loop

Walk among beech and pine on this easy 3.6-mile hike to views of the 2,350-acre reservoir. Bring your swimsuit.
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Walk among beech and pine on this easy 3.6-mile hike to views of the 2,350-acre reservoir. Bring your swimsuit.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 5.7

Waypoints

TLL001

Location: 40.3192520141602, -81.2016677856445

From the trailhead, follow the blue-blazed Buckeye Trail NW

TLL002

Location: 40.3231010437012, -81.2063446044922

Beaver lodge in wetlands to W; look for birds, beavers, deer

TLL003

Location: 40.3282775878906, -81.2035675048828

Cross old Buckeye Trail (straight) @ 3-way; white blazes

TLL005

Location: 40.3384208679199, -81.2129440307617

View of Tappan Lake through beech trees

TLL005

Location: 40.3349533081055, -81.2035522460938

Crest ridge above Tappan Lake

TLL006

Location: 40.340763092041, -81.2136154174805

Head S on dirt road

TLL007

Location: 40.3354263305664, -81.2146682739258

Turn L off trail along pipeline

TLL008

Location: 40.3341979980469, -81.2126998901367

Picnic spot with views; ignore trail on ridge; continue along pipeline

TLL009

Location: 40.333137512207, -81.2115249633789

At lowpoint between two hills, walk 50 feet; turn E into forest

TLL010

Location: 40.3332786560059, -81.2113723754883

R @ 3-way (old Buckeye Trail); follow white blazes

TLL011

Location: 40.3298568725586, -81.2065124511719

Veer L @ 4-way (northernmost) trail

TLL012

Location: 40.3282775878906, -81.2035675048828

R @ 3-way (Buckeye Trail); backtrack to McGonigal Rd.