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Berlin Lake Trail

2.2 mi
State: OH
Crushed Stone

Bike and Hike Trail

34.2 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Bruce G. Rinker Greenway

2.5 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Buckhorn Creek Trail

4 mi
State: OH
Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass

Chippewa Inlet Trail

3.95 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Conotton Creek Trail

11.2 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

County Line Trail (OH)

6.75 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Freedom Trail (OH)

7.5 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Great American Rail-Trail

3743.9 mi
State: DC, IA, ID, IL, IN, MD, MT, NE, OH, PA, WA, WV, WY
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Harrison-Dillard Bikeway

3.74 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Headwaters Trail

8 mi
State: OH
Crushed Stone

Hemlock Creek Trail

2 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Concrete

Holmes County Trail

23 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Iron Horse Trail (Stark County)

3.9 mi
State: OH
Crushed Stone

Little Beaver Creek Greenway Trail

12.6 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Maple Highlands Trail

21.1 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Gravel

MetroParks Bikeway

10.6 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Nickel Plate Trail (OH)

2.5 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Crushed Stone
Accordion

Niles Greenway

4.5 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail

90.6 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Boardwalk, Crushed Stone

Ohio to Erie Trail

293 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Olde Muskingum Trail

6 mi
State: OH
Crushed Stone

Panhandle Trail

29 mi
State: PA, WV
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Portage Hike and Bike Trail

16.3 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Concrete

Red Line Greenway

2 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Shenango Trail

7.8 mi
State: PA
Dirt

Trout Island Trail

2.4 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

Western Reserve Greenway

43 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Beaver River Trail

1.7 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

Brookside Reservation All Purpose Trail

2.9 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Concrete

Chippewa Rail-Trail

2.4 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Heartland Trail

3.4 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Hoover Park Connector Trail

5.34 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Lester Rail Trail

3 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Mahoning Valley Trail

4.5 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Morgana Run Trail

2.1 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Newton Falls Trail

0.75 mi
State: OH
Concrete

Shaker Median Trail

3 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Concrete

Sippo Valley Trail

10 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Stavich Bicycle Trail

9.9 mi
State: OH, PA
Asphalt

Treadway Creek Trail

0.6 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Concrete

West Branch Trail

4.5 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Zoar Valley Trail

20.1 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Ballast, Dirt, Grass

Brighton Park All Purpose Trail

0.4 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Concrete

Garrett Wonders Bike Trail

3.2 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Lake to Lake Trail

2.4 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Boardwalk

Middle Branch Trail

7.7 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Panhandle Passage Trail

1.1 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Zeisberger Trail

0.66 mi
State: OH
Woodchips

Lake-to-Lakes Trail

3.3 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Concrete

Pioneer Trail (OH)

1.3 mi
State: OH
Crushed Stone

Stark Electric Railway Trail

1.15 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Concrete

Gates Mills Interurban Bridge

0.1 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Boardwalk

Opportunity Corridor Trail

3 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Washington Reservation All Purpose Trail

2.2 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Concrete
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The Berlin Lake Trail lies mid-way between Cleveland and Pittsburgh in Deerfield Township of Portage County. The 2-mile crushed limestone rail-trail crosses Berlin Lake, traveling through wooded areas...
OH 2.2 mi Crushed Stone
Big Creek Reservation All Purpose Trail provides a paved pathway connecting the Mill Stream Run Reservation, Big Creek Reservation, and the Fern Hill Picnic Area. At its southern end, you can connect...
OH 7.4 mi Asphalt
Though not far from two of Ohio’s largest cities, Cleveland and Akron, the Bike and Hike Trail passes alongside beautiful natural areas, including the 65-foot Brandywine Falls, a stunning cascading...
OH 34.2 mi Asphalt
The Bruce G. Rinker Greenway offers a north-south walking and biking route through Mayfield Village, a suburb of Cleveland. The paved pathway connects Mayfield Center Elementary School, the...
OH 2.5 mi Asphalt
The Buckhorn Creek Trail is an 4-mile trail in Tuscarawas County, Ohio. The trail occupies the right-of-way of the former Cleveland and Mahoning Valley Railroad in Newcomerstown and will someday...
OH 4 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass
The Chippewa Inlet Trail runs for nearly 4 miles between Lafayette Road/State Route 42 and the Chippewa Nature Area. The trail traverses an open, pastoral landscape along the Chippewa Inlet, which...
OH 3.95 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
Overview Once the corridor of the Wheeling and Lake Erie Railway, today the 11.2-mile Conotton Creek Trail offers complete immersion in a bucolic setting in northeastern Ohio. Situated in the...
OH 11.2 mi Asphalt
Notice: The County Line Trail is currently is undergoing a change in maintenance and may be overgrown and difficult to navigate for some trail users.  The County Line Trail travels the path of the...
OH 6.75 mi Asphalt
Northern Ohio's Freedom Trail currently offers more than 7 miles of tree-lined pathway along the former Freedom Secondary Railroad. From Eastwood Avenue in eastern Akron, the paved trail follows a...
OH 7.5 mi Asphalt
The Garfield Park Reservation All Purpose Trail is located in Garfield Heights, a southeastern suburb of Cleveland. The paved pathway spans nearly four miles through the Garfield Park Reservation,...
OH 3.9 mi Asphalt
Note: This developing route is not yet fully contiguous – it is just over 50% complete. Please refer to the Trail Map for more information on the existing sections of trail, as well as the online...
DC, IA, ID, IL, IN, MD, MT, NE, OH, PA, WA, WV, WY 3743.9 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone
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....
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...
OH 8 mi Crushed Stone
Decades in the making, at long last the Hemlock Creek Trail opened to the public in September 2019, giving residents of the Ohio community of Independence a convenient and scenic trail connection to...
OH 2 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Overview Holmes County, located in northeastern Ohio, is the heart of the state’s Amish country. Visitors to this rural enclave will find meandering country roads and bucolic natural areas, as well...
OH 23 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
The Iron Horse Trail runs along the corridor of a railroad that originally connected Alliance and Minerva. The north section runs from State St, across from the University of Mount Union, to the...
OH 3.9 mi Crushed Stone
Overview The Little Beaver Creek Greenway Trail runs for 12.6 miles through the rolling hills of eastern Ohio. About the Route Mile marker 0 for the Little Beaver Creek Greenway Trail can be...
OH 12.6 mi Asphalt
Closure notice: In Middlefield, the trail is closed between Tare Creek (road) and Burton-Windsor Road for most of summer 2024. The Maple Highlands Trail totals more than 20 miles. A majority of the...
OH 21.1 mi Asphalt, Gravel
The nearly 11-mile MetroParks Bikeway provides a scenic and well-designed link to communities and natural sites in this northeast region of Ohio. The rail-trail follows a corridor between Canfield and...
OH 10.6 mi Asphalt
Ohio's Nickel Plate Trail runs for 2.5 miles from 5th Street near Ravenna Avenue (Metzger Park) to a point just south of Georgetown Road. The wooded corridor follows an old railroad right-of-way...
OH 2.5 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
Accordion
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...
OH 4.5 mi Asphalt
South of Cleveland, the Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation All Purpose Trail offers an outdoor excursion of just over 7 miles in Cuyahoga Heights. A good place to begin your journey is at the CanalWay...
OH 7.2 mi Asphalt
Overview The Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail is an amazing trail journey that takes trail users for just over 90 miles between the heart of this country’s industrial might in cities like Cleveland...
OH 90.6 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk, Crushed Stone
Closure Notice: There are several closures and detours in place for the Ohio to Erie Trail. In Cleveland, there is an active closure for Franklin Rd. near Irishtown Bend and a detour is in place. A...
OH 293 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone
The Olde Muskingum Trail parallels the Tuscarawas River and the Ohio & Erie Canalway between Cherry Street in Canal Fulton and Forty Corners Road just north of Massillon. The 6-mile scenic trail has a...
OH 6 mi Crushed Stone
Overview The Panhandle Trail offers a direct 29-mile journey between the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia and the suburbs of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Although the trail follows an old railroad...
PA, WV 29 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
Overview The Portage Hike and Bike Trail stretches for 16.3 miles between Kent and Ravenna, about 40 miles southeast of Cleveland. The entire trail route is paved. Between the two busy downtowns,...
OH 16.3 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Cleveland's latest link in the city's growing trail network is the Red Line Greenway, a two-mile rail-with-trail project that opened to the public in May 2021. The trail runs along the tracks of the...
OH 2 mi Asphalt
Closure Notice: As of September 2023, the pedestrian/equestrian bridge near the intersection of Hamburg Road and Stamm Road is closed by order of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh...
PA 7.8 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...
PA 2.4 mi Asphalt
Closure Notice: The Western Reserve Greenway is currently closed over Baughman Creek in between Mahan Denman Rd. and Hyde Oakfield Rd. There is no expected opening date. Trail users are asked to...
OH 43 mi Asphalt
Following the former Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad in downtown Beaver Falls, this asphalt rail-trail runs through a park setting as it parallels the Beaver River along the northeast edge of...
PA 1.7 mi Asphalt
Less than 20 miles from Cleveland, the Bedford Reservation offers a scenic, natural oasis with many amenities and attractions, including opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and...
OH 7.6 mi Asphalt
The Brecksville Reservation All Purpose Trail offers a pleasant paved pathway connecting the community of Brecksville with the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail, a well-loved 81-mile route from...
OH 12.4 mi Asphalt
The Brookside Reservation All Purpose Trail curves around Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and winds through the Brookside Reservation (3900 John Nagy Blvd, Cleveland). The paved, multiuse trail ends across...
OH 2.9 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Chippewa Rail Trail runs for 2.4 miles between Chippewa Road (SR 50) in Chippewa Lake to suburban Wycliffe Drive southwest of Medina (Lafayette Township). The trail is mostly rural in feel,...
OH 2.4 mi Asphalt
In August 2014, a $5 million grant from the Cleveland Foundation, a legacy gift in honor of its 100th anniversary, propelled the trail project forward. In recognition of this significant contribution,...
OH 1 mi Asphalt
Euclid Creek Reservation All Purpose Trail offers a paved, scenic excursion in the northeastern Ohio community of Euclid, a suburb of Cleveland. The trail is currently divided into two disconnected...
OH 3.5 mi Asphalt
The Heartland Trail is a developing rail-trail project that will one day connect the northeastern Ohio communities of Orrville and Clinton. A mile of the pathway is already on the ground in Orrville,...
OH 3.4 mi Asphalt
Hoover Park Connector Trail sits between Applegrove Street to the north and Maple Street to the south in the heart of North Canton, Ohio. The limestone and asphalt trail winds from west from the...
OH 5.34 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
The Lester Rail Trail in Ohio's Medina County runs 3 miles between Abbeyville Road and Lester Road in York Township. The trail passes through bucolic farmland with scattered remnants of prairie, where...
OH 3 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
The 4.5-mile Mahoning Valley Trail snakes its way south from the Deer Creek Reservoir to the City of Alliance. The reservoir is a popular amenity for fishing, kayaking, canoeing, and bird-and-wildlife...
OH 4.5 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
For nearly 9 miles, the Mill Stream Run Reservation All Purpose Trail runs through a wooded park in Berea, a western suburb of Cleveland. Though the trail loosely parallels Valley Parkway, you will...
OH 8.9 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...
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...
OH 0.75 mi Concrete
The North Chagrin Reservation All Purpose Trail offers a 4.2-mile route traversing its namesake park, which lies on the northeastern outskirts of Cleveland. Beginning just south of US 6 (Chardon...
OH 4.2 mi Asphalt
The Shaker Median Trail provides three miles of paved, multi-use trail in the streetcar suburb of Shaker Heights, to the east of Cleveland, Ohio. Connecting to various schools, parks, and...
OH 3 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Following a portion of the former Wheeling & Lake Erie Railroad corridor, the Sippo Valley Trail spans 10 miles between Dalton and Massillon in northwestern Ohio, presenting a mix of rolling farmland,...
OH 10 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
The South Chagrin Reservation All Purpose Trail offers a paved route just over 7 miles through its namesake park in northeastern Ohio. From its western end on Richmond Road, the trail follows Hawthorn...
OH 7.1 mi Asphalt
Overview The Stavich Bicycle Trail runs from the Youngstown suburb of Struthers to the outskirts of New Castle, Pennsylvania. Running through the Mahoning River Valley, the route follows a rolling...
OH, PA 9.9 mi Asphalt
The Treadway Creek Trail is a paved, 8-foot-wide multiuse pathway that connects with the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail. The route crosses several streams and there are six lookout areas with benches...
OH 0.6 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Two of Canton's most famous attraction lie either on or close to, the West Branch Trail. The city boasts its very own presidential museum and library, and is also the home of the National Football...
OH 4.5 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
The Zoar Valley Trail winds along the Tuscarawas River between Fort Laurens State Memorial in Bolivar and slightly northeast of Schoenbrunn Village in New Philadelphia. The path offers a mixture of...
OH 20.1 mi Asphalt, Ballast, Dirt, Grass
The Brighton Park All Purpose Trail Providing a connection between the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail and the Brookside Reservation/Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. Across the street from the trail's...
OH 0.4 mi Asphalt, Concrete
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,...
OH 3.2 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...
OH 2.4 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk
The Middle Branch Trail follows the Middle Branch of Nimishillen Creek north-south through Stark County parks, with a couple of loops in between. This trail lies between the Hoover Park Connector...
OH 7.7 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
Don't let the Panhandle Passage Trail's small stature fool you, it is just the start of an incredible adventure that awaits you in Tuscarawas County and one that you will remember for years to come....
OH 1.1 mi Asphalt
Zeisberger Trail and Parks group (ZTAP) is working to connect the village of Tuscarawas (Tusky) to the surrounding communities and larger regional and state recreational trails. ZTAP has already...
OH 0.66 mi Woodchips
Picking up right across the street from the southern end of the Harrison Dillard Bikeway, the Lake-to-Lakes Trail provides a path for cyclists and pedestrians to continue further south out to the...
OH 3.3 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Pioneer Trail flows east-west between Market Avenue and Cleveland Avenue. The crushed limestone trail is short but is part of a plant to connect the Middle Branch and West Branch trails. At...
OH 1.3 mi Crushed Stone
The Stark Electric Railway Trail runs on a former interurban rail line that linked Canton and Salem via Louisville, Alliance and Sebring from 1902 to 1939. The company was nicknamed the ‘Bachelor...
OH 1.15 mi Asphalt, Concrete
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...
OH 0.1 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk
Providing pedestrians and bicyclists a safe and enjoyable option for traveling about 50 blocks east-west through the City of Cleveland, this urban trail is a perfect example of the opportunities and...
OH 3 mi Asphalt
The Washington Reservation All Purpose Trail connects the Arborview Picnic Area in the Washington Reservation and the Settlers Bluff Picnic Area in the Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation. There is...
OH 2.2 mi Asphalt, Concrete

Recent Trail Reviews

County Line Trail (OH)

Rollerblading

July, 2024 by heatheremmi13

First time on the trail, great experience. Caught me off guard when the trail broke off to a road but wasn’t bad. Smooth enough for rollerblading. My Fitbit said there and back is 13.5 miles. This is the longest distance I’ve gone. This distance should be for Inline Skates, large wheels. They are made for long distance and rough(ish) terrain. Seems like there’s a bench every mile/mile 1/2 which was very nice. I took advantage at stopping at everyone. Good thing because about 1/4 back to the starting point, I started to get real tired. Most of the trail is shaded. Not many people which I like. I listened to my AirPods the whole time and smiled when passing. 5 star trail. Id do this trail again.

Maple Highlands Trail

Courtesy

July, 2024 by greyhoundfun80

Beautiful ride
Rather than announcing on your left, just say passing. People start moving left and right and get confused about their left and right. I end up saying "your other left"

Little Beaver Creek Greenway Trail

great ride

June, 2024 by blarnold

We went from the trail head in Lisbon up to Washingtonville, OH. Had lunch at Fat Ted’s and biked back. Around 25 miles total. Trail was really well kept and well marked!

Accordion

Panhandle Trail

Beautifully Boring

June, 2024 by wj.larkin123

Been at least 3 yrs since I did this trail, probably longer. Took off at Walkers Mill Rd lot and headed west. The part in Allegheny County is crushed limestone, quite decent shape (been very dry here lately), not many ridges, or bumps or washouts. The only unpleasant portion has a mix of old asphalt and gravel, that was quite bumpy for less than a full mile.

Once you reach Washington county, the trail turns to smooth asphalt and is great! Very beautiful, quiet, not very crowded (saw maybe 20 users over 2 hrs). Wildflowers of purple and yellow all along the trail in full bloom. Got close to a doe who was eating trailside and not scared by our presence.

Turned around after 12.5 miles, somewhere past Midway and near Bulger. Mostly downhill on way back so that is nice!

Conotton Creek Trail

Great Trail!

June, 2024 by cwil4230

This is a great ride. Paved, porto potties, benches and covered bridges. We will do this one again. Bring your bug spray!!!! The flies were awful.

Shenango Trail

late spring run

June, 2024 by daniellecerroni

The trail in great shape. Saw eagle, deer, blue herons. Very dry considering the recent rains.

Conotton Creek Trail

One of the best trails

June, 2024 by khswy7bn2p

Yesterday was a beautiful day for a ride and the Conotton Trail was incredibly well maintained. We started at the Bowerston entrance and went the full length into Jewett, and back again. The trail was smooth, well maintained, with 5 quaint covered bridges, flower boxes along the way, plenty of resting spots if needed, lots of wildlife (bunnies, squirrels, chipmunks, deer, a large variety of birds). A pit stop at the ice cream shop in Scio for a cone was a sweet treat. If you watch the trees at the beginning of the trail, there are some miniature decorated bird houses in the trees. Great ride!

Brookside Reservation All Purpose Trail

Provides Access to Athletic Fields and the Cleveland Zoo

June, 2024 by orangedoug

Brookside Reservation is a Cleveland Metropark that contains a number of athletic fields and the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. TrailLink.com lists the length of the Brookside Reservation All-Purpose Trail as 2.3 miles in length but I rode almost 9 miles that included out and backs on several spurs that connect to local Cleveland, Ohio neighborhoods of Brookside, Old Brooklyn, and Brooklyn Center. I was baffled by a previous review of this trail that stated "small elevation gains." There are several taxing climbs on this trail as the zoo and the park itself are located at the bottom of the narrow Big Creek Valley. When I rode this trail I parked at the baseball fields found at the Jim Thome All-Star Complex in the center of the park. This area of the park is in the Big Creek Valley. The surrounding neighborhoods are located atop of the valley walls so almost any direction you ride on this trail involves climbing. I rode west out of the Jim Thome Complex toward the park’s Ridge Road entrance. This part of the trail parallels the park’s main road, John Nagy Blvd. About halfway to the Ridge Road entrance the trail splits and you get the option to climb out of the valley and up to the residences of Cleveland’s Brookside neighborhood. This is the most manageable climb out of the valley the park has. The climbs along Wildlife Way near the zoo and the climb up to Denison Avenue from the historic Brookside Stadium site are more difficult. Kids definitely would be walking their bikes up these climbs.

Most of the trail in the valley is wide open with very little shade because of the athletic fields and parking lots located there. The prettiest part of the trail is along Park Drive; it is tree covered and includes an overlook loop that offers views of the baseball fields. Take advantage of the crossing over the Fulton Road Bridge which provides views of the Cleveland Zoo’s Tiger Passage and Wolf Lodge areas. The trail while it provides access to the zoo does not actually pass through the zoo.

Brighton Park All Purpose Trail

A Key Link Between the Cleveland Zoo and the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail

June, 2024 by orangedoug

The Brighton Park All-Purpose Trail is the middle section of a route that provides a connection between the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail in the Cuyahoga Valley and the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo found in the Cleveland Metropark's Brookside Reservation. It is a short, .4 mile trail that runs through a 25 acre park that once was a construction and industrial dump site. The Western Reserve Land Conservancy acquired the property in 2015 and the site remediation was completed by 2017. In 2021 ecological restoration and park improvements, including a new all purpose trail and natural surface trails, was completed by the Cleveland Metroparks and conservation-minded community members. The western end of the trail connects to the Brookside Reservation All-Purpose Trail which is located at the Zoo’s entrance located across Pearl Road. On the eastern end, some on-street riding on low-trafficked residential streets is needed to reach Harmody Park. In Harmody Park, you can connect to the Treadway Creek Trail which drops into the Cuyahoga River Valley and an additional connection to the cross-state Ohio to Erie Trail (Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail section).

The Brighton Park All-Purpose Trail is in excellent condition owing to its recent construction. It is a very flat trail in contrast to the two trails located at either of its ends. The prairie grass-covered park itself stands atop of the valley wall of the Big Creek Valley. It includes an overlook that looks down upon Big Creek and also allows some views of the industrial mills located in the Cuyahoga River Valley. My one complaint with this trail is that the Cleveland Metroparks has not yet added signs for the on-street route required to connect to the Treadway Creek Trail in nearby Harmody Park.

Treadway Creek Trail

A Nice Descent Into the Cuyahoga Valley

June, 2024 by orangedoug

The Treadway Creek Trail is the easternmost of a series of short trails that connect the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail with the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. You must ride about a quarter of a mile south on Jennings Road from the Towpath (at the corner of Jennings Rd & Harvard Ave.) to reach the trail's start on Crestline Ave. From there you will climb about 80 feet in elevation over the next half mile to the trail's end in Harmody Park. As mentioned by another TrailLink reviewer, at some point, "Kids will likely walk bikes up."

This is a nice little trail. It runs up a ravine to reach the top of the valley wall. The trail is shaded and lush with foliage. So much so, that you are completely unaware of the homes that surround the upper half of the trail until you actually reach Harmody Park. My biggest complaint is that the on-street connection needed to reach the Brighton Park All-Purpose Trail and the way to the Cleveland Metropark Zoo is not marked with signs. If I had not had the TrailLink app I would not have been able to figure out how to find my way to the zoo.

Holmes County Trail

beautiful trail under canopy of trees

June, 2024 by xqc2h7yxw5

We really enjoyed the ride and scenery. It was fun seeing horse and buggy too.

Maple Highlands Trail

Trail closed at Tare Creek Parkway

May, 2024 by erschuetz1

Not certain how much of the trail is closed but arrived this morning to discover there was no access at that point.

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