The Harrison Dillard Bikeway is a north-south urban path that not only connects the Lake Erie shoreline with the University Circle district, but connects the trail user with Cleveland's cultural past. Beginning at Gordon Park, where the trail links with the Cleveland Lakefront Bikeway, it follows Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard south through historic Rockefeller Park and its many cultural gardens. The path is on both sides of the road, offering the user many sights of fascinating historic gardens, elegant arched bridges, and Victorian houses.
At east 105th Street, the bikeway becomes an asphalt path through the University Circle area until it reaches Case Western Reserve University and the Red Line Rapid Transit Station. At Euclid Avenue, the trail user may go a short distance to the east to the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Cleveland Botanical Gardens, and many other cultural attractions in the immediate area.
Plans are for the trail to extend to the eastern suburbs of Shaker Heights and Beachwood.
Parking and Trail Access
Visitors can find parking at the Cleveland Lakefront State Park, approximately two-tenths of a mile from the north terminus of the trail. Follow the signs from the parking area to the trail head. At the south terminus of the trail parking can be found just north of the Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and east 105th Street intersection at the Rockefeller Park Lagoon.