Ledges Overlook

View from a rocky ledge looking out at a sunset over fall treetops.
Ledges Overlook is a favorite spot for sunsets and fall colors.

© Tom Croce

Quick Facts
Park at Ledges Trailhead, 405 Truxell Road, Peninsula, Ohio 44264. Hike the Ledges Trail to the Overlook or use a trail map to shortcut across the playfield.
The Ledges Overlook is one of the more photographed locations within Cuyahoga Valley National Park and is within the Virginia Kendall State Park Historic District.
Virginia Kendall State Park Historic District; Designated Scenic Overlook; Ohio and Erie Canalway National Heritage Area

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The Ledges Overlook looks west over an expansive view of the Cuyahoga Valley. The bare rock of the Ledges provides a natural viewing platform. From here, visitors can appreciate how the park protects a large tract of forested open space between the cities of Akron and Cleveland. The scenery is stunning in any season.

The Ledges Overlook is a stop on the Ledges Trail. This 1.8-mile trail loops around this outcropping of Sharon Sandstone and Conglomerate. The up-close views of the rocks from the trail contrast with the broad view from the overlook.

Learn more about the geology of the Cuyahoga Valley.

Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Last updated: November 7, 2021