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Plateau Trail

Intermediate
 4.3 (29)

Tree-lined trail with several stunning ponds nearby.


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Map Key

4.6

Miles

7.4

KM

Point to Point

1,016' 310 m

High

783' 239 m

Low

368' 112 m

Up

352' 107 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

15%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Wildlife

Description

This stunning trail is well worth a visit. Originally intended for cross-country skiing, it is a favorite among hikers and runners as well.

What Makes It Great:

This is one of the more beautiful views in the autumn. A well-timed visit in October will give viewers a palate of orange, red, rust and maize that will blow minds. Meadowedge and Sylvan Ponds are likely to stop you in your tracks, if only to watch the flitting waterfowl buzz in and out. The Plateau Trail also offers just enough challenging terrain to keep it interesting.

Who is Going to Love It:

Hikers, cross-country skiers and perhaps a trail runner or two who can’t get enough of the autumn leaves. Bring your camera to capture some of the tree-lined vistas. And don’t forget your lunch: There’s a nice picnic area there that can be accessed from these trails. One more quick head’s up: in the summer and early fall, this trail can get buggy, so make sure you carry plenty of insect repellent, or lather up before you arrive.

Flora & Fauna

You'll likely spot waterfowl and aquatic animals, given the proximity to several stunning ponds.

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Shared By:

Maggie Olson

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  4.3 from 29 votes

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Corridors of towering trees are the best part about these trails.
Apr 20, 2016 near Peninsula, OH
Highlights of a hike on the Plateau Trail in the fall.
Jan 23, 2018 near Peninsula, OH

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Nov 13, 2021
Julie Stuneck
Jul 13, 2021
Sudheer Vangala
4.6mi
Jul 7, 2021
Benjamin Kerner
Long but fun. Lots of Bugs. Don't forget bug spray 4.8mi — 12h 00m
Jun 18, 2021
amy olah
May 20, 2021
Tom Herr
Relaxing loop through the forest with ponds nearby. Forested most of the way. 4.6mi
Apr 20, 2021
Matthew Stockman
5mi — 1h 20m
Mar 21, 2021
Kendal Poleykett
4.6mi — 1h 30m
Mar 13, 2021
Greg Canda