Hinkley Reservation–Top O’ Ledges Picnic Area
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The area consists of an open field just before the parking area and nice thick woods on the other side.
From Ami Horowitz
About Top O’ Ledges Picnic Area
Top O’ Ledges Picnic Area is located off Top O’ Ledges Drive in Hinckley Reservation, off Bellus Road, east of State Road in Hinckley Township.
About the Hinckley Reservation
At the southern end of Cleveland Metroparks is Hinckley Reservation, the site of the nationally-known annual Return of the Buzzards. From hiking at Whipp’s Ledges to kayaking on Hinckley Lake, there are a variety of activities here for everyone.
Another attraction of the reservation is Whipp’s Ledges, with elevations rising 350 feet above Hinckley Lake and formed more than 250 million years ago.
Worden’s Ledges has unique carvings made in the 1940s by Noble Stuart, son-in-law to the namesake of the ledges, Hiram Worden. Hike the Worden’s Ledges loop trail to see the carvings.
Rising Valley, located off Newton Road, which was transferred by Hinckley Township to Cleveland Metroparks, has public access trails.
From Hinckley Reservation webpage
Restrooms at locations identified on Hinckley Reservation map. There is a restroom at the Top O’ Ledges Picnic Area parking lot.