Garfield Park Reservation All Purpose Trail


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Garfield Park Reservation All Purpose Trail Facts

States: Ohio
Counties: Cuyahoga
Length: 3.9 miles
Trail end points: Webb Terrace at Mill Creek Falls and Andover Blvd.
Trail surfaces: Asphalt
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 10484306

Garfield Park Reservation All Purpose Trail Description

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, which is part of the regional Cleveland Metroparks system. The park, which first opened in 1895, offers views of historical stonework dating from the 1930s, and wildlife-rich woodlands and wetlands.

On its northern end, the trail begins at the Mill Creek Falls visitor area; be sure to take a quick excursion to see the picturesque waterfall. From there, the path traverses a tree-lined corridor skirting residential homes as it loosely parallels Broadway Avenue. The southern end of the trail forms a loop with several access points for parking, restrooms and picnic areas.

Parking and Trail Access

Parking and restrooms are available on the trail's northern end off Webb Terrace in the Mill Creek Falls visitor area and, on the trail's southern end, at the Garfield Center off Broadway Avenue.

Garfield Park Reservation All Purpose Trail Reviews

Small but nice

This is not really for people used to larger parks. It is nice, but more for locals than people traveling just for this.

ok for beginners

My young son and I biked this trail. Once around the loop, then up to the falls and back. It was 5.71 miles, according to our tracker. There were some hills that were too steep/long for a young rider. There were 2 specifics areas where I did not feel safe, personally. It is necessary to cross some major roads to complete this trail, and one crosswalk light was not functioning, unfortunately, at a busy and tricky intersection where multiple roads meet at odd angles. The view of the falls was mostly obscured by foliage, and we didn’t get a good view at all. This was really disappointing, as it was kind of out “reward” for a lengthy ride (for us) on a hot day.

A Beautiful Small Nature Trail in an Urban Setting

This is a pretty little park that is a green oasis in the middle of Garfield Heights, Ohio. The loop in the body of the park has one steep climb/descent depending on which direction you decide to ride the loop. Make sure you also ride the Mill Creek Trail out of the park. If you follow this trail along the creek you will be rewarded at the trail’s end by the 48 foot Mill Creek (or Cataract) Falls — the tallest in Cuyahoga County. Whether you walk or ride this trail I think you will like it. However, it is too short for 5 stars in my opinion

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