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Explore the best rated trails in Amherst, OH. Whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Lake-to-Lakes Trail and Euclid Creek Reservation All Purpose Trail. With more than 43 trails covering 4422 miles you're bound to find a perfect trail for you. Click on any trail below to find trail descriptions, trail maps, photos, and reviews.

Recent Trail Reviews

North Coast Inland Trail (Sandusky and Ottawa Counties)

Relaxing trail

November, 2022 by dochob_1974

I road the trail the few miles of it NW out of Elmore and then back to just the other side of Lindsay. Nice flat trail and relaxing country / farm scenery.

Hemlock Creek Trail

Absolutely love this trail!!

November, 2022 by yousinkorswim

This 2 mile trail has nice flat areas, a few hills, and several bridges that cross over Hemlock Creek, and even the Cuyahoga River! It is definitely great exercise, and such beautiful scenery.

Mill Stream Run Reservation All Purpose Trail

Wonderful walking trail!

November, 2022 by yousinkorswim

This is a wonderful trail for walking! 99% of it is paved pathways that you share with bicycle riders. There is plenty of space for everyone. Beautiful scenery with bridges crossing over little rivers, and creeks. There is even a separate fitness trail that is a packed gravel path with stops along the way to do various exercises like pull ups or core crunches or push-ups or stretching. I enjoy this part of the Metropark in Cleveland immensely.


Hemlock Creek Trail

A Nice Sidetrip

November, 2022 by pturner2

I have passed by the trailhead riding the Towpath a number of times, always meaning to check it out. I finally did this October. It was a beautiful autumn day: crisp cool air, bright blue sky, the fall colors a little past their peak but still hanging on. The trail crosses the Cuyahoga on a new hiker-biker bridge. Shortly afterwards its starts its climb up out of the valley. Don't let the 7-8-9-11% grade signs intimidate you. They are short and don't feel that steep. The path seems like its built over the abandoned section of Hemlock Road and you cross over an old stone bridge. Another new hiker-biker bridge crosses over the Hemlock Creek dam (Hemlock Falls) and heads uphill through a lovely stretch of woods. You pop out at the top at the trail parking at the rear of the Cleveland Clinic Admin building. The path continues a short ways to Brecksville Road. It crosses over to Selig Rd and continues as a wide sidewalk for the last few tenths of a mile to the Independence Civic Center. The downhill run is fun!

A very pleasant side trip through a beautiful little gorge. Nice to get a little hill workout in. Highly recommend taking this sidetrip.

Freedom Trail (OH)

We rode or bikes on this trail. It was beautiful. I would definitely recommend it.¿

October, 2022 by shrclem

We rode or bikes on this trail. It was beautiful. I would definitely recommend it.¿

Ohio to Erie Trail

Enjoy Ohio on a bike...

October, 2022 by 7s5a692x35

• If you are a gravel enthusiast, you will be very disappointed as the OTET is 92% either paved or concrete.
• I would not attempt to experience the OTET without GPS guidance {bike computer or 3rd party software on a smartphone {i.e. Ride with GPS} or you will experience navigation set backs on your adventure.
• Areas that are crushed limestone/chert have a sparse covering and could be messy after a rain as there was plenty of exposed hard packed dirt due to a lack of limestone/chert covering.

Cleveland to Massillon 5 October 2022 ~ 70 miles
• Trails Experienced:
o Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail

• Beautiful views of the Cayuga river and Canal tow path with some locks in remarkable condition.
• Detour at the city limits of Massillon and as we arrived at end of the workday and the transition through was met with heavy traffic. You will need to make the downtown transition to rejoin the OTET on the Southside of Massillon.
Massillon to Mount Vernon 6 October 2022 ~ 80 miles
• Trails Experienced:
o Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail
o Sippo Valley Trail (10 Mile)
o Holmes County Trail (23 Mile)
o Kokosing Gap Trail (13.5 Mile)

• Expect rural road riding (20+ mile) through Mennonite/Amish communities from Dalton to Fredericksburg. This transition was well marked at every turn and you can see an example in the photo section for this trail.

Mount Vernon to Columbus 7 October 2022 ~ 52 miles
• Trails Experienced:
o Heart of Ohio Trail (17 Mile)
o Alum Creek Trail (25.2 Mile)

Columbus to Xenia 8 October 2022 ~ 60 miles
• Trails Experienced:
o Camp Chase Trail (15.9 Miles)
o Robert’s Pass Trail (6.5 Miles)
o Prairie Grass Trail (29.2 Miles

Xenia to Cincinnati 9 October 2022 ~ 70 miles
• Trails Experienced:
o Little Miami Scenic Trail (78.1 Miles)
o Armleder-Lunken Connector Trail (1.0 mile)
o Lunken Bike Path (5.0 Miles)
o Ohio River Trail (7.6 Miles)

• There is a detour on the Little Miami Scenic Trail halfway to Cincinnati near Kings Mill Bike Trail Access. After talking to some local runners on the Trail, they highly recommend not taking the detour due to road safety for cyclists. You can safely and easily make it through the detour and once you make it to the construction area with the buildings, head to the Cartridge Brewery and on the backside of it you can rejoin the trail.

Heartland Trail

Great little trail

October, 2022 by vicki1960

Stopped at this trail while traveling (by auto) in the area. Trail is 2.5 miles in length, and asphalt paved in very good condition. We parked in Marshallville and went North about a half mile where the trail ends. We traveled South on the trail towards Orrville and that section is approx 2 miles in length and ends at Forrer Road. Pretty countryside. The trail is mainly open through farmlands. Horse friendly, ride along side of the trail in the dirt/grass. Nice little trail will someday connect with the other section in Orrville.

Opportunity Corridor Trail

Rode part of this trail last week but had to cut it short. I just didn't feel safe in the neighborhoods traveled. Better/safer places everyone.

October, 2022 by ohurst7773

Rode part of this trail last week but had to cut it short. I just didn't feel safe in the neighborhoods traveled. Better/safer places everyone.

Rocky River Reservation All Purpose Trail

Rocky River Trail - Beautiful

September, 2022 by grazieguy

I know this Trail better than any other in NE Ohio. It’s beautiful. Great hills, long slopes in cool dark woods. Some wildlife and scenic rivers. It’s crowded at times with some who aren’t aware of their surroundings. This can be a challenge. Otherwise, I believe this old school portion of the Emerald Necklace is still a gem.

County Line Trail (OH)

Nice easy paved trail with active train traffic. We had three trains go by on our ride. Part shade and part open farm land, beautiful scenery?

September, 2022 by rpzimmerman1

Nice easy paved trail with active train traffic. We had three trains go by on our ride. Part shade and part open farm land, beautiful scenery?

North Coast Inland Trail (Sandusky and Ottawa Counties)

four wheel traffic

August, 2022 by jjokenka

Twice now we have had to get off the trail for a tandom axle tank truck to drive down the trail from CO. RD. 74 to the Elmore golf course to pump out their ports johns and drive back down the trail to CO Rd 74. Not only is this dangerous I would think this would be damaging to the trail and in violation of the no motorized vehicle signs. How can this be stopped. This is a beautiful trail. I would like to see it stay that way.

Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail

A wonderful day of riding both trails and rails

August, 2022 by hadley6609

A group of 8 friends ventured to Akron with the purpose of hiking and biking in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. We truly lucked out on the weather; it was sunny and 80 degrees on both Friday and Saturday. We stayed at a hotel very near the North Akron train station, which is the southernmost terminus of the historic railroad, and also very near a trailhead for the Ohio & Erie Towpath. There is also a fantastic bike shop near this same station, Dirty River Bikes.

The Towpath runs generally down hill from south to north as you ride towards Lake Erie, noticeably so as you ride out of Akron. Since this is a tow path, there are very, very few traffic crossings. The trail is well maintained, long stretches of crushed limestone in the more rural areas. the trail is suitable for any style of bicycle, narrow tires are fine, whatever you ride. Attractions we enjoyed: the Beaver Pond is a great place to stop and look for wildlife in the bog & maybe take some photos. Szalay's farm store is a great place to stop and eat & perhaps stock up on provisions for a longer ride. Peninsula is a funky little town, a couple of good restaurants and a bike shop. We only rode as far north as Independence, since that is the northernmost terminus of the train, so about 27 miles of riding. We ate at Lock Keeper's restaurant in Independence, and it was excellent.

At Independence, we put our bikes on the last train of the day, just $5 per person with the bikes. The train was not at all crowded, and we found many cyclists in good spirits, talking about various rides all over the country. It was a very pleasant way to get back to our lodgings.

I highly recommend this trail, the combination of the tow path and railroad make it unique.

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