The Ledges Loop Trail is a moderate excursion through sandstone cliffs, known as Ritchie Ledges, but there are plenty of places on this hike where confident footing will come in handy. There are some very cool petroglyphs that date back to the 1900s along this hike, though it’s not known who carved them. Note that Ice Box Cave is closed to all visitors to prevent the spread of White Nose Syndrome, which is dangerous for local bats. Please respect all closures for the safety of CVNP’s wildlife.
Whether or not you plan on exploring the deep caves during your visit, you can count on one of the best views of autumn from the cliffs and the best CVNP sunset, period. Note: the trail and cliffs are open year-round, but winter hiking should come with a bit of caution because the formations can be slippery. But even then, if timed right, this is one of the best views of the Cuyahoga Valley. If you want to add some hiking time to trip, check the sidebar for nearby trails.