Cleveland, OH: Hemlock Gorge Ridge Loop

On this 11.9-mile loop in Mohican State Park, stride past waterfalls, up ridgetops, and along streams to a water-carved gorge with 300-foot walls.

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Trail Facts

  • Distance: 19.1



Location: 40.622835, -82.325607

Climb hill S from dam on Lyons Falls Trail; in .5 mi., straight @ 3-way (still Lyons Falls) skirting Little and Big Lyons Falls


Location: 40.616219, -82.326073

R @ Y; in .3 mi., turn R and follow signs to covered bridge


Location: 40.61339, -82.317123

Turn R @ Lyons Falls trailhead; head N on Hog Hollow Trail up creeklet


Location: 40.603409, -82.318191

Ascend, connecting trail markers to ridgetop; pass youth camp


Location: 40.605019, -82.30484

Climb fire tower for long views over bumpy, green canopy of Mohican State Forest; to continue, head NE on snowmobile trail


Location: 40.60191, -82.287918

L @ top of hill, descend into streambed


Location: 40.607941, -82.285927

Cross S entrance road


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Turn L, descend into gully then climb out; continue E past cabins and cross bridge over Mohican River


Location: 40.61248, -82.272141

Head W along banks of the Clear Fork Mohican River


Location: 40.614269, -82.282677

Photo op: Lofty hemlocks and white pines guard 300-foot-tall gorge walls. Anglers fish eddies from wooded banks


Location: 40.610802, -82.303146

End Hemlock Gorge Trail. Hike 1.8 mi. W and cross covered bridge to close loop @ WPT 3; backtrack to car

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