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Length
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Bike and Hike Trail

33.6 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Cleveland Foundation Centennial Trail

0.25 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Cleveland Lakefront Bikeway

17 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Ernst Bike Trail

6.1 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

Freedom Trail (OH)

6.2 mi
State: OH
Asphalt
Accordion

Garrett Wonders Bike Trail

3.2 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Gates Mills Interurban Bridge

0.1 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Boardwalk

Harrison-Dillard Bikeway

3.74 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Headwaters Trail

8 mi
State: OH
Crushed Stone

Heartland Trail

8 mi
State: OH

Lake Metroparks Greenway Corridor

5.1 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Lake to Lake Trail

2.4 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Boardwalk

Maple Highlands Trail

18.5 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Gravel

MetroParks Bikeway

11 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Morgana Run Trail

2.1 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Newton Falls Trail

0.75 mi
State: OH
Concrete

Niles Greenway

4.5 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Ohio & Erie Canalway Towpath Trail

85 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Ohio to Erie Trail

274.1 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt

Portage Hike and Bike Trail

9.8 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Red Line Greenway

3 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Shenango River Trail

7 mi
State: PA
Dirt

Trout Island Trail

2.4 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

Valley Parkway Trail

13.6 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Western Reserve Greenway

42.8 mi
State: OH
Asphalt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The Bike & Hike Trail is a rambling, rolling 33.6-mile rail-trail peppered with bridge crossings and neighborhood road riding in both a rural and suburban setting. Unlike most flat rail-trails, this route ...
OH 33.6 mi Asphalt
When completed, the Cleveland Foundation Centennial Trail will make a critical connection between Cleveland's downtown neighborhoods and the vast Lake Erie. As of August 2015, the first phase of the trail ...
OH 0.25 mi Asphalt
The Cleveland Lakefront Bikeway extends 17 miles along the city's Lake Erie shoreline, between the suburbs of Euclid and Lakewood. The bikeway has on-road sections, and the route is signed. The bikeway ...
OH 17 mi Asphalt
Along its 6-mile path, this paved rail-trail crosses through a rich array of natural habitats, from creek bottomlands to meadow, marsh and forest. The trail is named for Calvin Ernst, who owned the Meadville-Linesville ...
PA 6.1 mi Asphalt
Northern Ohio's Freedom Trail currently offers more than 6 miles of tree-lined pathway along the former Freedom Secondary Railroad. From Eastwood Avenue in eastern Akron, the paved trail follows a northeastern ...
OH 6.2 mi Asphalt
The Garrett Wonders Bike Trail, formerly the Warren Bikeway, is an integral component of the Great Ohio Lake-to-River Greenway, which will eventually link Lake Erie and the Ohio River via a multiuse, off-road ...
OH 3.2 mi Asphalt
The Gates Mills Interurban Bridge, known locally as simply The Walking Bridge, offers a pedestrian-only route over the scenic Chagrin River. The steel truss bridge was built in 1899 for the Eastern Ohio ...
OH 0.1 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk
Accordion
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 trail users with Cleveland’s cultural past. Beginning ...
OH 3.74 mi Asphalt
The bucolic Headwaters Trail is a pleasant 8-mile journey through the rural landscape between Mantua and Garrettsville. The path has a crushed-stone surface and is mostly shaded. It follows the route of ...
OH 8 mi Crushed Stone
The much anticipated 8 mile trail from Orrville to Clinton is closer to reality. The corridor was purchased in the summer of 2010 from Norfolk and Southern Railroad. The trail will go from Orrville through ...
OH 8 mi
The Lake Metroparks Greenway Corridor runs for more than 5 miles through Painesville, Painesville Township and Concord Township. The elevation rises a little more than 200 feet from Painesville (north ...
OH 5.1 mi Asphalt
Cleveland Metroparks’ Lake to Lake Trail links Lake Isaac and Lake Abram in Middleburg Heights via an asphalt- and boardwalk-surfaced path. The two lakes are the largest remaining glacial wetlands in Cuyahoga ...
OH 2.4 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk
The Maple Highlands Trail consists of 3 separate segments totaling more than 18 miles. A majority of the trail follows an abandoned Baltimore & Ohio Railroad corridor through a mostly rural landscape, ...
OH 18.5 mi Asphalt, Gravel
The well-designed MetroParks Bikeway between Canfield Township and Austintown is an 11-mile paved corridor that passes through both suburbs and countryside in northeastern Ohio. Traveling north from the ...
OH 11 mi Asphalt
The Morgana Run Trail runs on a former Wheeling and Lake Erie Railway corridor through Cleveland’s historic Slavic Village neighborhood. The paved rail-trail connects residents to Cleveland Metroparks’ ...
OH 2.1 mi Asphalt
The Newton Falls Trail, built on a former railroad bed, follows the Mahoning River as it winds its way downtown. The route provides pleasant neighborhood views of the quaint township that was established ...
OH 0.75 mi Concrete
The Niles Greenway is a paved, multi-use path running north–south between the county line on the south and the town of Niles. The pleasant trail passes through a mix of wooded areas, scattered light industrial ...
OH 4.5 mi Asphalt
As closely as possible, the Ohio & Erie Canalway Towpath Trail follows a historic canal where mules once pulled boats from 1827 to 1913. Currently, 85 miles of the trail are complete from Cleveland south ...
OH 85 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
The Ohio to Erie Trail is a planned 320-mile route via several existing trails that span the state of Ohio from the shores of Lake Erie in Cleveland to the Ohio River in Cincinnati. When complete, the ...
OH 274.1 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt
The Portage Hike and Bike Trail stretches nearly 10 miles between Kent and Ravenna, about 40 miles southeast of Cleveland and the southern shores of Lake Erie. As of December 2015, its entire length is ...
OH 9.8 mi Asphalt
Located on the abandoned Erie and Pittsburgh branch of the Pennsylvania Railroad, this short but intriguing trail runs through Pymatuning State Park, a large and popular two-state recreation area encompassing ...
PA 2.9 mi Ballast
The Red Line Greenway is planned to extend from the Michael Zone Recreation Center on the west side of Cleveland into downtown, including an elevated section on the RTA viaduct that overlooks the Cuyahoga ...
OH 3 mi Asphalt
The Shenango River Trail once served as a towpath along the Erie Canal Extension. During the mid-1800s, mules pulled boats along the canal, linking goods from the Great Lakes to Pittsburgh and beyond. ...
PA 7 mi Dirt
The Trout Island Trail is planned to be a 13-mile rail-trail along the former Erie and Pittsburgh Railroad. Currently, 2.4 miles are open and fully paved in Sharpsville, following the Shenango River near ...
PA 2.4 mi Asphalt
The Valley Parkway Trail runs the length of the Rocky River Reservation, offering beautiful views of the winding waterway, shale cliffs and lush forests on the western border of Lakewood, a suburb of Cleveland. ...
OH 13.6 mi Asphalt
Closure Notice: As of November 2015, a portion of the Western Reserve Greenway between Hyde-Oakfield Road and Mahan Denman Road near the southern end of the trail (about a mile northeast of Bristolville) ...
OH 42.8 mi Asphalt

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Trails by activity

Bike and Hike Trail

OH - 33.6 miles

The Bike & Hike Trail is a rambling, rolling 33.6-mile rail-trail peppered with bridge crossings and neighborhood road riding in both a rural and suburban setting. Unlike most flat rail-trails, this route ...

Cleveland Foundation Centennial Trail

OH - 0.25 miles

When completed, the Cleveland Foundation Centennial Trail will make a critical connection between Cleveland's downtown neighborhoods and the vast Lake Erie. As of August 2015, the first phase of the trail ...

Cleveland Lakefront Bikeway

OH - 17 miles

The Cleveland Lakefront Bikeway extends 17 miles along the city's Lake Erie shoreline, between the suburbs of Euclid and Lakewood. The bikeway has on-road sections, and the route is signed. The bikeway ...

Ernst Bike Trail

PA - 6.1 miles

Along its 6-mile path, this paved rail-trail crosses through a rich array of natural habitats, from creek bottomlands to meadow, marsh and forest. The trail is named for Calvin Ernst, who owned the Meadville-Linesville ...

Accordion

Ernst Bike Trail

PA - 6.1 miles

Along its 6-mile path, this paved rail-trail crosses through a rich array of natural habitats, from creek bottomlands to meadow, marsh and forest. The trail is named for Calvin Ernst, who owned the Meadville-Linesville ...

Freedom Trail (OH)

OH - 6.2 miles

Northern Ohio's Freedom Trail currently offers more than 6 miles of tree-lined pathway along the former Freedom Secondary Railroad. From Eastwood Avenue in eastern Akron, the paved trail follows a northeastern ...

Garrett Wonders Bike Trail

OH - 3.2 miles

The Garrett Wonders Bike Trail, formerly the Warren Bikeway, is an integral component of the Great Ohio Lake-to-River Greenway, which will eventually link Lake Erie and the Ohio River via a multiuse, off-road ...

Harrison-Dillard Bikeway

OH - 3.74 miles

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 trail users with Cleveland’s cultural past. Beginning ...

Headwaters Trail

OH - 8 miles

The bucolic Headwaters Trail is a pleasant 8-mile journey through the rural landscape between Mantua and Garrettsville. The path has a crushed-stone surface and is mostly shaded. It follows the route of ...

Lake Metroparks Greenway Corridor

OH - 5.1 miles

The Lake Metroparks Greenway Corridor runs for more than 5 miles through Painesville, Painesville Township and Concord Township. The elevation rises a little more than 200 feet from Painesville (north ...

Lake to Lake Trail

OH - 2.4 miles

Cleveland Metroparks’ Lake to Lake Trail links Lake Isaac and Lake Abram in Middleburg Heights via an asphalt- and boardwalk-surfaced path. The two lakes are the largest remaining glacial wetlands in Cuyahoga ...

Maple Highlands Trail

OH - 18.5 miles

The Maple Highlands Trail consists of 3 separate segments totaling more than 18 miles. A majority of the trail follows an abandoned Baltimore & Ohio Railroad corridor through a mostly rural landscape, ...

MetroParks Bikeway

OH - 11 miles

The well-designed MetroParks Bikeway between Canfield Township and Austintown is an 11-mile paved corridor that passes through both suburbs and countryside in northeastern Ohio. Traveling north from the ...

Morgana Run Trail

OH - 2.1 miles

The Morgana Run Trail runs on a former Wheeling and Lake Erie Railway corridor through Cleveland’s historic Slavic Village neighborhood. The paved rail-trail connects residents to Cleveland Metroparks’ ...

Newton Falls Trail

OH - 0.75 miles

The Newton Falls Trail, built on a former railroad bed, follows the Mahoning River as it winds its way downtown. The route provides pleasant neighborhood views of the quaint township that was established ...

Niles Greenway

OH - 4.5 miles

The Niles Greenway is a paved, multi-use path running north–south between the county line on the south and the town of Niles. The pleasant trail passes through a mix of wooded areas, scattered light industrial ...

Ohio & Erie Canalway Towpath Trail

OH - 85 miles

As closely as possible, the Ohio & Erie Canalway Towpath Trail follows a historic canal where mules once pulled boats from 1827 to 1913. Currently, 85 miles of the trail are complete from Cleveland south ...

Ohio to Erie Trail

OH - 274.1 miles

The Ohio to Erie Trail is a planned 320-mile route via several existing trails that span the state of Ohio from the shores of Lake Erie in Cleveland to the Ohio River in Cincinnati. When complete, the ...

Portage Hike and Bike Trail

OH - 9.8 miles

The Portage Hike and Bike Trail stretches nearly 10 miles between Kent and Ravenna, about 40 miles southeast of Cleveland and the southern shores of Lake Erie. As of December 2015, its entire length is ...

Red Line Greenway

OH - 3 miles

The Red Line Greenway is planned to extend from the Michael Zone Recreation Center on the west side of Cleveland into downtown, including an elevated section on the RTA viaduct that overlooks the Cuyahoga ...

Trout Island Trail

PA - 2.4 miles

The Trout Island Trail is planned to be a 13-mile rail-trail along the former Erie and Pittsburgh Railroad. Currently, 2.4 miles are open and fully paved in Sharpsville, following the Shenango River near ...

Valley Parkway Trail

OH - 13.6 miles

The Valley Parkway Trail runs the length of the Rocky River Reservation, offering beautiful views of the winding waterway, shale cliffs and lush forests on the western border of Lakewood, a suburb of Cleveland. ...

Western Reserve Greenway

OH - 42.8 miles

Closure Notice: As of November 2015, a portion of the Western Reserve Greenway between Hyde-Oakfield Road and Mahan Denman Road near the southern end of the trail (about a mile northeast of Bristolville) ...

Bike and Hike Trail

OH - 33.6 miles

The Bike & Hike Trail is a rambling, rolling 33.6-mile rail-trail peppered with bridge crossings and neighborhood road riding in both a rural and suburban setting. Unlike most flat rail-trails, this route ...

Cleveland Foundation Centennial Trail

OH - 0.25 miles

When completed, the Cleveland Foundation Centennial Trail will make a critical connection between Cleveland's downtown neighborhoods and the vast Lake Erie. As of August 2015, the first phase of the trail ...

Cleveland Lakefront Bikeway

OH - 17 miles

The Cleveland Lakefront Bikeway extends 17 miles along the city's Lake Erie shoreline, between the suburbs of Euclid and Lakewood. The bikeway has on-road sections, and the route is signed. The bikeway ...

Ernst Bike Trail

PA - 6.1 miles

Along its 6-mile path, this paved rail-trail crosses through a rich array of natural habitats, from creek bottomlands to meadow, marsh and forest. The trail is named for Calvin Ernst, who owned the Meadville-Linesville ...

Accordion

Ernst Bike Trail

PA - 6.1 miles

Along its 6-mile path, this paved rail-trail crosses through a rich array of natural habitats, from creek bottomlands to meadow, marsh and forest. The trail is named for Calvin Ernst, who owned the Meadville-Linesville ...

Freedom Trail (OH)

OH - 6.2 miles

Northern Ohio's Freedom Trail currently offers more than 6 miles of tree-lined pathway along the former Freedom Secondary Railroad. From Eastwood Avenue in eastern Akron, the paved trail follows a northeastern ...

Garrett Wonders Bike Trail

OH - 3.2 miles

The Garrett Wonders Bike Trail, formerly the Warren Bikeway, is an integral component of the Great Ohio Lake-to-River Greenway, which will eventually link Lake Erie and the Ohio River via a multiuse, off-road ...

Gates Mills Interurban Bridge

OH - 0.1 miles

The Gates Mills Interurban Bridge, known locally as simply The Walking Bridge, offers a pedestrian-only route over the scenic Chagrin River. The steel truss bridge was built in 1899 for the Eastern Ohio ...

Harrison-Dillard Bikeway

OH - 3.74 miles

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 trail users with Cleveland’s cultural past. Beginning ...

Headwaters Trail

OH - 8 miles

The bucolic Headwaters Trail is a pleasant 8-mile journey through the rural landscape between Mantua and Garrettsville. The path has a crushed-stone surface and is mostly shaded. It follows the route of ...

Lake Metroparks Greenway Corridor

OH - 5.1 miles

The Lake Metroparks Greenway Corridor runs for more than 5 miles through Painesville, Painesville Township and Concord Township. The elevation rises a little more than 200 feet from Painesville (north ...

Lake to Lake Trail

OH - 2.4 miles

Cleveland Metroparks’ Lake to Lake Trail links Lake Isaac and Lake Abram in Middleburg Heights via an asphalt- and boardwalk-surfaced path. The two lakes are the largest remaining glacial wetlands in Cuyahoga ...

Maple Highlands Trail

OH - 18.5 miles

The Maple Highlands Trail consists of 3 separate segments totaling more than 18 miles. A majority of the trail follows an abandoned Baltimore & Ohio Railroad corridor through a mostly rural landscape, ...

MetroParks Bikeway

OH - 11 miles

The well-designed MetroParks Bikeway between Canfield Township and Austintown is an 11-mile paved corridor that passes through both suburbs and countryside in northeastern Ohio. Traveling north from the ...

Morgana Run Trail

OH - 2.1 miles

The Morgana Run Trail runs on a former Wheeling and Lake Erie Railway corridor through Cleveland’s historic Slavic Village neighborhood. The paved rail-trail connects residents to Cleveland Metroparks’ ...

Newton Falls Trail

OH - 0.75 miles

The Newton Falls Trail, built on a former railroad bed, follows the Mahoning River as it winds its way downtown. The route provides pleasant neighborhood views of the quaint township that was established ...

Niles Greenway

OH - 4.5 miles

The Niles Greenway is a paved, multi-use path running north–south between the county line on the south and the town of Niles. The pleasant trail passes through a mix of wooded areas, scattered light industrial ...

Ohio & Erie Canalway Towpath Trail

OH - 85 miles

As closely as possible, the Ohio & Erie Canalway Towpath Trail follows a historic canal where mules once pulled boats from 1827 to 1913. Currently, 85 miles of the trail are complete from Cleveland south ...

Ohio to Erie Trail

OH - 274.1 miles

The Ohio to Erie Trail is a planned 320-mile route via several existing trails that span the state of Ohio from the shores of Lake Erie in Cleveland to the Ohio River in Cincinnati. When complete, the ...

Portage Hike and Bike Trail

OH - 9.8 miles

The Portage Hike and Bike Trail stretches nearly 10 miles between Kent and Ravenna, about 40 miles southeast of Cleveland and the southern shores of Lake Erie. As of December 2015, its entire length is ...

Pymatuning State Park Spillway Trail

PA - 2.9 miles

Located on the abandoned Erie and Pittsburgh branch of the Pennsylvania Railroad, this short but intriguing trail runs through Pymatuning State Park, a large and popular two-state recreation area encompassing ...

Red Line Greenway

OH - 3 miles

The Red Line Greenway is planned to extend from the Michael Zone Recreation Center on the west side of Cleveland into downtown, including an elevated section on the RTA viaduct that overlooks the Cuyahoga ...

Shenango River Trail

PA - 7 miles

The Shenango River Trail once served as a towpath along the Erie Canal Extension. During the mid-1800s, mules pulled boats along the canal, linking goods from the Great Lakes to Pittsburgh and beyond. ...

Trout Island Trail

PA - 2.4 miles

The Trout Island Trail is planned to be a 13-mile rail-trail along the former Erie and Pittsburgh Railroad. Currently, 2.4 miles are open and fully paved in Sharpsville, following the Shenango River near ...

Valley Parkway Trail

OH - 13.6 miles

The Valley Parkway Trail runs the length of the Rocky River Reservation, offering beautiful views of the winding waterway, shale cliffs and lush forests on the western border of Lakewood, a suburb of Cleveland. ...

Western Reserve Greenway

OH - 42.8 miles

Closure Notice: As of November 2015, a portion of the Western Reserve Greenway between Hyde-Oakfield Road and Mahan Denman Road near the southern end of the trail (about a mile northeast of Bristolville) ...

Bike and Hike Trail

OH - 33.6 miles

The Bike & Hike Trail is a rambling, rolling 33.6-mile rail-trail peppered with bridge crossings and neighborhood road riding in both a rural and suburban setting. Unlike most flat rail-trails, this route ...

Cleveland Foundation Centennial Trail

OH - 0.25 miles

When completed, the Cleveland Foundation Centennial Trail will make a critical connection between Cleveland's downtown neighborhoods and the vast Lake Erie. As of August 2015, the first phase of the trail ...

Cleveland Lakefront Bikeway

OH - 17 miles

The Cleveland Lakefront Bikeway extends 17 miles along the city's Lake Erie shoreline, between the suburbs of Euclid and Lakewood. The bikeway has on-road sections, and the route is signed. The bikeway ...

Ernst Bike Trail

PA - 6.1 miles

Along its 6-mile path, this paved rail-trail crosses through a rich array of natural habitats, from creek bottomlands to meadow, marsh and forest. The trail is named for Calvin Ernst, who owned the Meadville-Linesville ...

Accordion

Freedom Trail (OH)

OH - 6.2 miles

Northern Ohio's Freedom Trail currently offers more than 6 miles of tree-lined pathway along the former Freedom Secondary Railroad. From Eastwood Avenue in eastern Akron, the paved trail follows a northeastern ...

Garrett Wonders Bike Trail

OH - 3.2 miles

The Garrett Wonders Bike Trail, formerly the Warren Bikeway, is an integral component of the Great Ohio Lake-to-River Greenway, which will eventually link Lake Erie and the Ohio River via a multiuse, off-road ...

Gates Mills Interurban Bridge

OH - 0.1 miles

The Gates Mills Interurban Bridge, known locally as simply The Walking Bridge, offers a pedestrian-only route over the scenic Chagrin River. The steel truss bridge was built in 1899 for the Eastern Ohio ...

Harrison-Dillard Bikeway

OH - 3.74 miles

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 trail users with Cleveland’s cultural past. Beginning ...

Headwaters Trail

OH - 8 miles

The bucolic Headwaters Trail is a pleasant 8-mile journey through the rural landscape between Mantua and Garrettsville. The path has a crushed-stone surface and is mostly shaded. It follows the route of ...

Lake Metroparks Greenway Corridor

OH - 5.1 miles

The Lake Metroparks Greenway Corridor runs for more than 5 miles through Painesville, Painesville Township and Concord Township. The elevation rises a little more than 200 feet from Painesville (north ...

Lake to Lake Trail

OH - 2.4 miles

Cleveland Metroparks’ Lake to Lake Trail links Lake Isaac and Lake Abram in Middleburg Heights via an asphalt- and boardwalk-surfaced path. The two lakes are the largest remaining glacial wetlands in Cuyahoga ...

Maple Highlands Trail

OH - 18.5 miles

The Maple Highlands Trail consists of 3 separate segments totaling more than 18 miles. A majority of the trail follows an abandoned Baltimore & Ohio Railroad corridor through a mostly rural landscape, ...

MetroParks Bikeway

OH - 11 miles

The well-designed MetroParks Bikeway between Canfield Township and Austintown is an 11-mile paved corridor that passes through both suburbs and countryside in northeastern Ohio. Traveling north from the ...

Morgana Run Trail

OH - 2.1 miles

The Morgana Run Trail runs on a former Wheeling and Lake Erie Railway corridor through Cleveland’s historic Slavic Village neighborhood. The paved rail-trail connects residents to Cleveland Metroparks’ ...

Newton Falls Trail

OH - 0.75 miles

The Newton Falls Trail, built on a former railroad bed, follows the Mahoning River as it winds its way downtown. The route provides pleasant neighborhood views of the quaint township that was established ...

Niles Greenway

OH - 4.5 miles

The Niles Greenway is a paved, multi-use path running north–south between the county line on the south and the town of Niles. The pleasant trail passes through a mix of wooded areas, scattered light industrial ...

Ohio & Erie Canalway Towpath Trail

OH - 85 miles

As closely as possible, the Ohio & Erie Canalway Towpath Trail follows a historic canal where mules once pulled boats from 1827 to 1913. Currently, 85 miles of the trail are complete from Cleveland south ...

Ohio to Erie Trail

OH - 274.1 miles

The Ohio to Erie Trail is a planned 320-mile route via several existing trails that span the state of Ohio from the shores of Lake Erie in Cleveland to the Ohio River in Cincinnati. When complete, the ...

Portage Hike and Bike Trail

OH - 9.8 miles

The Portage Hike and Bike Trail stretches nearly 10 miles between Kent and Ravenna, about 40 miles southeast of Cleveland and the southern shores of Lake Erie. As of December 2015, its entire length is ...

Pymatuning State Park Spillway Trail

PA - 2.9 miles

Located on the abandoned Erie and Pittsburgh branch of the Pennsylvania Railroad, this short but intriguing trail runs through Pymatuning State Park, a large and popular two-state recreation area encompassing ...

Red Line Greenway

OH - 3 miles

The Red Line Greenway is planned to extend from the Michael Zone Recreation Center on the west side of Cleveland into downtown, including an elevated section on the RTA viaduct that overlooks the Cuyahoga ...

Shenango River Trail

PA - 7 miles

The Shenango River Trail once served as a towpath along the Erie Canal Extension. During the mid-1800s, mules pulled boats along the canal, linking goods from the Great Lakes to Pittsburgh and beyond. ...

Trout Island Trail

PA - 2.4 miles

The Trout Island Trail is planned to be a 13-mile rail-trail along the former Erie and Pittsburgh Railroad. Currently, 2.4 miles are open and fully paved in Sharpsville, following the Shenango River near ...

Valley Parkway Trail

OH - 13.6 miles

The Valley Parkway Trail runs the length of the Rocky River Reservation, offering beautiful views of the winding waterway, shale cliffs and lush forests on the western border of Lakewood, a suburb of Cleveland. ...

Western Reserve Greenway

OH - 42.8 miles

Closure Notice: As of November 2015, a portion of the Western Reserve Greenway between Hyde-Oakfield Road and Mahan Denman Road near the southern end of the trail (about a mile northeast of Bristolville) ...

Recent Trail Reviews

Portage Hike and Bike Trail

Great secluded and low-traffic local trail

February, 2017 by gcoghill23

While this trail crosses a few low-traffic back roads here and there, overall it's a secluded and scenic ride. You'll pop in and out of nature and small town civilization, bit that's kind of par for the course on rail trails.

While nothing spectacular, you do get a few extras on this trail such as Towner's Woods park, where you can park and the short hikes are all worth it. The trail also gets you really close to the trail near downtown Kent (not sure of the name but it starts at Tannery Park). If you are willing to do a bit of street riding you can connect to that trail, and follow it out to the Freedom Trail near Middlebury Road. That will take you all the way out beyond Tallmadge.

And the nearby Franklin Connector section (not near rails) is a good ride and will connect you to the Summit Bike & Hike Trail. Most will want to drive to get to Franklin Connector, but it's reachable by bike for sure.

Now that the Portage has been fully paved, it really makes it a great casual ride. Very little in the way of elevation, and as mentioned very little cross-street traffic to worry about.

For what it is — a great local bike trail — it's top notch.

Ohio & Erie Canalway Towpath Trail

Massillon to Cleveland

December, 2016 by railbiker

I rode this section and completed the Northern most section of the Ohio to Erie Trail.

In Cleveland, the trail is mostly on busy city streets, coexisting with vehicles. Twice I tried to post the turn-by-turn pictures, but for some reason the Northern end pictures in Cleveland haven’t been accepted.

The trail was mostly scenic, until it entered Cleveland. Drew Carey might think Cleveland is the best thing since sliced bread, but the view from this trail had a lot of scrap yards, rock quarries, sewage plants, and vacant buildings with their windows broke out. In other words, a lot of urban decay. I don’t ever plan to go back.

The Ohio to Erie Trail was supposed to go to Lake Erie, the “Erie” in the name. But this trail does not actually end at Lake Erie; it ends about half a mile South on the North end of the Carter Road vertical lift bridge. I’m not going to risk riding on the busy streets of downtown Cleveland and end up like Andrew Gast-dead inside someone’s windshield. There are too many other safe trails that are not on public roadways.

Western Reserve Greenway

Fall Ride

November, 2016 by vicki1960

Last weekend in October we biked from Orwell up to Rock Creek. Pretty fall foliage. Nice and flat asphalt paved trail.

Accordion

Bike and Hike Trail

Absolutely Beautiful

October, 2016 by bpatch

Without much research, we decided to try this trail. It was gorgeous! We started at parking lot by Rte. 303 and went north to end (about 10.5 miles. Had no idea what to expect but were very pleasantly surprised. There are a few hills and going in this direction, unfortunately puts the downhill slope on the first leg of the ride. About 4 miles into the ride we came up an amazing waterfall that has boardwalk steps and landings to get closer to the waterfall. Absolutely gorgeous. Nice scenery and well-maintained trail.
Would definitely do again and try the other direction.

Ohio & Erie Canalway Towpath Trail

Perfect for the average rider

October, 2016 by cleary101

Members of our group ride quite a bit, but nothing too long except for Buckeye Breakaway (75 miles each way). We typically start in Independence and end in Peninsula, but decided to head South from our typical end point. What a great ride. Little change of pace, but less crowded and offered a few different elevations and road types. Got into the Valley area and stopped for lunch, got back on the path and kept heading toward the Akron trail head. Heading back appeared to be more downhill so it helped the less experienced riders. 25 miles in all and the trail was immaculate. Do yourself a favor and experience one of the best casual bike trails out there.

MetroParks Bikeway

Always a great ride

September, 2016 by vicki1960

Labor Day Weekend Ride was good. We always park at Depot Street in Mineral Ridge which is part of the Niles Trail. Go about a tenth of a mile and connects with this one.
Trail has nice mile markers. Nice asphalt pavement. Trail goes through open areas and shaded areas. Nice restroom at Kirk Road. Picnic area as well. Also new Bike Rentals. Trailside Bicycle Company is the name. Not sure of thier hours, check with them.
Trail ends at Western Reserve Road in Canfield about 1/4 of a mile from the Canfield Fairgrounds.

Ohio & Erie Canalway Towpath Trail

OECTT is all a trail can be.

September, 2016 by majordick

I've only done the path south of Akron where the bikeway is closed from dusk till dawn according to signage at every crossing. The pond just south of Akron is really scenic. The south end of Barberton offers a shopping center just off the trail.

The canal locks are magnificent and offer information panels that are unfortunately becoming unreadable. A canal boat, and awesome creamery are a couple POIs to look for in Canal Fulton.

Further south along the river you'll find Massillion and Naveere. I guessed on those spellings just now. It's a great ride and you can find another creamery in Naveere. They're pricey but it's premium ice cream. Plenty of nice scenery on this segment.

MetroParks Bikeway

Best place to ride anywhere within Youngstown, OH

September, 2016 by kayak213

Wonderful trail, I ride it often. You can easily get 25+ miles roundtrip from end to end of this trail. Best thing is, there are plans for this to meet up with the Western Reserve Greenway, which goes up to Ashtabula (lake Erie). There are also plans to complete sections of the trail that will head south through Ohio to the Ohio Rive. Coming soon: Lake to River trail!!

All paved. Lovely facilities and bike accessory shop/rentals at the Kirk Rd trailhead in Austintown. It does cross many busy roads during the course of the trail, so be careful when crossing! Just stop and look both ways, its not worth it to rush.

As a youngstown native, I take pride in Mill Creek park and the Mill Creek bikeway (they are two separate places, so do yourself a favor and go ride in the park too!! 2nd biggest metro park in the country after Central Park in NY!) The park and bikeway are hands down my most favorite things about this whole area of Ytown!!!

Lake to Lake Trail

Marginal road resurfaced!

September, 2016 by tagtg2003

Thank you to all the trail development personnel and supporters. Great ride. Still a bit treacherous on the ride down North Park down to University Circle which will get better when the road repairs are complete and the sidewalks reopen. Favorite experiences on this trail are the journey though the Cleveland Cultural Gardens and heading down Marginal Rd to the 9th St Pier and Rock Hall. The scenic views of the waterfront, the improvements at Burke Lakefront Airport, and a lunch stop at the Metroparks 55th St Marina come together for a fantastic ride. Thank you Cleveland for resurfacing Marginal Rd.

Ernst Bike Trail

started at Beans Auto

September, 2016 by offleashe

Nice run through varied landscape with the animal. Trees, farms, little bridges etc.

Western Reserve Greenway

Western Reserve Greenway

August, 2016 by darrellrishel

Very scenic and flat. Great trail to ride.

Garrett Wonders Bike Trail

Nice Extension to Western Reserve

August, 2016 by vicki1960

We picked up this trail from the Western Reserve Trail. We stayed on Western Reserve to see how far it went out of Champion, OH.

Trail goes through some open areas and wooded areas. Then it became the Garrett Wonders Trail closer to Warren. Trail is a little over 3 miles in length but if you make the connection to Western Reserve, it could be a longer ride.

Short on road section between Western Reserve and Garrett Wonders, follow signs. Nicely paved trail.

Garrett Wonders trail goes through some old industrial areas of Warren and then through some shady neighborhoods.

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