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Oak Hill Trail

Recently revisited a trail that we haven’t been on in years. It’s in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park and is in the Oak Hill Day Use area. The inner trail is an easy trail, only 1.8 miles and an elevation change of 50 feet. It interweaves with another, more difficult trail called the Plateau Trail (4.9 miles, 200 feet elevation change.)

We did a little of both. Our first loop on the Plateau Trail took us to Meadowedge Pond. You can see where the pond used to end – where the tall grasses are. Somebody (beavers, likely) built a new little dam, extending the pond a little. You can see just a little of the dam in the lower right corner of the photo.

Meadowedge Pond, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Ohio

Meadowedge Pond, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Ohio

Although it is not a challenging trail, it has many beautiful passages – such as this little footbridge over a tiny ravine.

Footbridge on the Oak Hill Trail, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Ohio

Footbridge on the Oak Hill Trail, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Ohio

Check out this fallen tree – suspended in the air.

Good Catch

Good Catch

I am looking forward to going back and exploring more of the Plateau loops.

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Trees We Met

We saw a couple of interesting trees on the Thanksgiving hike.  First of all, the Picture Tree.

The Picture Tree in Hinckley

The Picture Tree in Hinckley

I’m going to call the next one the Donut Tree.  I had not noticed this one before, maybe because we were walking the opposite direction than we normally do, maybe because this is the first time that it had snow on it.

Donut Tree in Hinckley Reservation

Donut Tree in Hinckley Reservation

And one that I really did not expect to see in the middle of the woods.  Is this a Christmas Tree or a Thanksgiving Tree?

Christmas Tree in the Woods

Christmas Tree in the Woods