Ohio Birding Day Hikes are designed to help birders discover places to walk and see bird life. Often when we visit a park for the first time it is a challenge to know where to start. These hikes, recommended by birders and hikers in Ohio, are a way to begin to explore new territory.
It is sometimes said that “birding is the slowest form of transportation.” Even walking a short distance while observing birds can take lots of time. There are some short hikes in this collection, but many are 2 miles or longer. Often there are options of trails to take or suggestions of ways to shorten or lengthen a hike.
This is a new feature of the Ohio eBird Hotspot website. If a birder visits your county, what hike would you you suggest? Feedback is especially welcome with suggestions for improving the description of a hike. Tips for birding locations are also welcome. There is no limit to the number of hikes we can have in a county. Feel free to suggest one you like, even if we already have a hike in your county.
Please use the Contact Form to send suggestions for additional birding day hikes or with edits for existing hikes.
Buzzardroost Rock Trail
Chalet Nivale Preserve Trails
Davis Memorial State Nature Preserve Trails
Edge of Appalachia Wilderness Trail
Lynx Prairie Trails
Whipple State Nature Preserve Trails
Bedford Reservation Trails
Big Creek Reservation Trails
Brecksville Reservation Trails
Cleveland Lakefront Nature Preserve
North Chagrin Reservation Trails
Rocky River Nature Center Trails
South Chagrin Reservation Trails
Station Road Trails
Crane Creek Estuary Trail
Irwin Prairie Trail
Kitty Todd Nature Preserve Trails
Magee Marsh Boardwalk
Maumee Bay State Park Trails
Oak Openings Preserve Metropark Trails
Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge Trails
Brandywine Gorge Trail
Firestone Metro Park Trails
Hampton Hills Metro Park Trails
Ira Road Beaver Marsh Towpath Trail
Munroe Falls Tallmadge Meadow Trail
Station Road Trails
Virginia Kendall Lake Trails