Quite possibly one of Ohio's most underrated parks, South Chagrin Reservation should be visited immediately by anyone who has yet to do so. The park has cliffs, waterfalls, and miles and miles of trails. In addition to all of this, the park also has an interesting rock carving called Squaw Rock. Below I have listed some of the many hikes in South Chagrin, I personally recommend the Squaw rock trail. Also, make sure to check out the waterfall on the Chagrin River at the entrance to the park.

Pine Tree Loop Trail:

Length: 1 mile

Difficulty: Moderate

Attractions: Waterfalls

Trail Description: This trail leads you through a forest of Hemlocks and past several small waterfalls. This trail has incredible views into the beautiful Sulphur Springs creek


Squaw Rock Trail:

Length: .6 miles

Difficulty: Strenuous

Attractions: River, Squaw Rock, Waterfalls

Trail Description: This short but difficult trail leads you to Squaw Rock, trail also has views of the river and waterfall right next to Squaw Rock


Squirrel loop trail:

Length: 1.8 miles

Difficulty: Strenuous

Attractions: Ledges

Trail Description: This is a tough trail that goes along the rock ledges that tower over the Chagrin River


Thrush Loop Trail

Length: .9 miles

Difficulty: Moderate

Attractions: Thick Forest

Trail Description: This trail exits the parking lot at Sulphur Springs and goes deep into the woods

South Chagrin Reservation

Address: 35069 Cannon Road, Chagrin Falls

Photo by Dave Dotson