Favorite Local Hikes: ( Short to Long)
McConnells Mill State Park: Devil’s Hollow is a fantastic trail for a small day Hike. And the Alpha Pass Trail is part of the North Country Trail ( Map )
Nelson Kennedy Ledges– Picnic area North West of warren off 422. Rocks split and exposed by glaciers, pretty cool (Pun intended). NO CLIMBING.(Map)
Moraine State Park– Multiuse park has beaches, hiking and biking and horse trails, boating and even a windsurfing area. ( Map )
Raccoon Creek-44 Miles of Hiking trails. Many Multi use trails.
Cuyahoga Valley-Outside Akron: If you Ski, You’re familiar with it. Lots of trails, I like the Ledges. Ride the Railroad.(map)
Little Beaver Greenway Trail– 11 Miles of paved roadway along the Scenic River in Lisbon
Minister Creek Overlook– Minister Creek has a stocked creek, 7 mile overlok loop ( That also intersects the North Country Trail) and a small Camp Area at the trailhead ( Although I like camping farther back.)
Buckeye Trail– 1,400 miles around the state
North Country Trail– Developing trail to link New York to North Dakota. Locally, the trail crossesthe Alleghenies, Through McConnells Mill, to
Beaver Creek and on though Minerva. Think of the Appalachian Trail, only going east and west.
Great Allegheny Pasage– Connect Pittsburgh Airport and region to Washington DC with a system of Rail to Trails.
Akron Metroparks Bike and Hike Trail-33 Miles of paved trail
Montour Trail-Active trail group developing 46 mile trail
Rachel Carson Trail-35 Mile Day Hike Trail
Three Rivers Trail-37 Miles of Trails in Downtown Pittsiburgh
Steel Valley Outdoors Geocaching Primer
www.Geocaching.com– Geocaching is a scavenger hunt using a GPS device that is popular all over the country. Find the treasure chest, sign in, take the small gift and leave another to keep it rolling. There are several hidden caches in the Mahoning Valley.
www.Geocacheohio.com– Buy Ohio shaped Geocache coins to use in caches., Special cache contests and a members map to find others.
Northeast Ohio Orienteering Club– Get Skilled with Map and Compass.
Essential Gear: Sleeping Bags
Essential Gear: Water and Hydration
Ultralight Backpacking Primer
Appalachian Trail Conservancy
Rail to Trail Trail List- Biking and Hiking Trails across the country
Best Hike– Where in the wold is the best hike?
NEOnaturalist Listing of over 40 hiking trails, primarily in the Cleveland and Akron area. Big Concentration on Cuyahoga Valley
Outdoorzy– Outdoor blog with emphasis on Hiking and climbing
Peak to Peak– Small Directory of trail and hiking resources
Section Hiker– Long distance trail resource. From the AT to the Pcific Crest trail and everything in between
Slackpacker– Dayhiker resource with lots of trips and background information.