Shaker Median Trail

Ohio

Get a FREE guidebook when you join Rails-to-Trails Conservancy

Take your pick of one of our 13 trail guides when you give $30 or more to build trails!

Shaker Median Trail Facts

States: Ohio
Counties: Cuyahoga
Length: 3 miles
Trail end points: Brainard Rd. (Pepper Pike Park) and Warrensville Center Rd.
Trail surfaces: Asphalt, Concrete
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 10847673
Trail activities: Bike, Inline Skating, Wheelchair Accessible, Walking

With Unlimited:

  • Export to My Trail Guide
  • Create Guidebook
  • Download GPX
  • Download Offline Maps
  • Print Friendly Map
Upgrade Now

Shaker Median Trail Description

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 neighborhoods, the trail is an invaluable asset for getting around the community by foot or by bike, and offers a great outdoor recreation option for residents and visitors alike.

The trail runs along a corridor in the wide, wooded median space of Shaker Boulevard, following a pleasant tree-lined route along the edge of residential neighborhoods. The western end of the trail parallels the end of the RTA Rapid Transit light-rail line, which gives way to the lovely Beachwood City Park in the east. With trails running on both the northern and southern sections of the park, trail users have a variety of options for exploring the tranquil grounds of the park. Continuing under the interstate, the trail comes to an end in the small Pepper Pike Park on the western edge of the suburb of Pepper Pike. With its flat, paved surface and surprisingly scenic park surroundings, the Shaker Median Trail is a real asset to its suburban community.

Parking and Trail Access

The trail is accessible via the Shaker & Warrensville, Belvoir, West Green Road, and Green Road Stations of the Blue/Green/Waterfront Line of the RTA. Parking is available at Beachwood City Park, with lots on the south side of Shaker Boulevard just east of Sulgrave Road, and on the north side of Shaker Boulevard west of Richmond Road.

Shaker Median Trail Reviews

The Shaker Median Trail is a nice little park trail. It is located between the eastbound and westbound roadways of Shaker Boulevard in the cities of Beachwood and Shaker Heights, Ohio. The trail runs from Friendship Circle in Pepper Pike to Warrensville Center Road in Shaker Heights. This is not a destination trail, nor a trail that is a link to other trails. It simply serves the recreational needs of local residents in Beachwood and Shaker Heights. The path is narrow particularly in the Beachwood City Parks. Despite it being a chilly day there were a number of people out walking on the trail or walking with their dogs. On warmer days, I would imagine that the park would be much busier, so a crowded narrow pathway could be a bit of problem for a cyclist. Signs in the park directed toward cyclists limit your speed to 10 mph. The trail is listed as 3 miles long and I rode an out and back ride trying to incorporate all of the loops within the Beachwood City Parks so my total distance traveled was 7.3 miles.

I enjoyed riding this trail. Due to the chilly weather I think that I did not encounter as many pedestrians as I would have on a warmer day. This left this narrow trail more wide open than it may have been otherwise, so I was able to ride pretty much unimpeded. One thing that I did not enjoy about this trail were the numerous dog droppings that had not been cleaned up by pet's owners. That was disappointing because there were a number of signs posted within the park reminding pet owners of this responsibility. Otherwise this was a nice little ride.

Trail Events

This trail does not have any events yet.
Be the first to add one!

Add an Event

Nearby Trails

Lake-to-Lakes Trail

Ohio - 3.3 miles

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...

Euclid Creek Reservation All Purpose Trail

Ohio - 3.5 miles

Euclid Creek Reservation All Purpose Trail offers a paved, scenic excursion in the northeastern Ohio community of Euclid, a suburb of Cleveland. The...

Harrison-Dillard Bikeway

Ohio - 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...

Accordion

Garfield Park Reservation All Purpose Trail

Ohio - 3.9 miles

The Garfield Park Reservation All Purpose Trail is located in Garfield Heights, a southeastern suburb of Cleveland. The paved pathway spans nearly...

Morgana Run Trail

Ohio - 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...

South Chagrin Reservation All Purpose Trail

Ohio - 7.1 miles

The South Chagrin Reservation All Purpose Trail offers a paved route just over 7 miles through its namesake park in northeastern Ohio. From its...

Cleveland Lakefront Bikeway

Ohio - 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...

Bedford Reservation All Purpose Trail

Ohio - 7.6 miles

Less than 20 miles from Cleveland, the Bedford Reservation offers a scenic, natural oasis with many amenities and attractions, including opportunities...

Bruce G. Rinker Greenway

Ohio - 2.5 miles

The Bruce G. Rinker Greenway offers a north-south walking and biking route through Mayfield Village, a suburb of Cleveland. The paved pathway connects...

Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail

Ohio - 81.1 miles

The Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail is an amazing trail journey that takes users from the heart of this country’s industrial might in cities like...

Ohio to Erie Trail

Ohio - 271.9 miles

The Ohio to Erie Trail is a colossal project, not just for the state of Ohio but also nationally. Dreamed up more than 25 years ago, this route will...

Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation All Purpose Trail

Ohio - 7.2 miles

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...

Download the TrailLink mobile app and take TrailLink with you!
Give to support trails on #GivingTuesday!
Get a FREE guidebook when you join Rails-to-Trails Conservancy!

Explore by City

Explore by City

Explore by Activity

Explore by Activity

Log in to your account to:

  • View trail paths on the map
  • Save trails to your account
  • Add trails, edit descriptions
  • Share photos
  • Add reviews

Log in with Google

OR

Register for free!

Join TrailLink (a non-profit) to view more than 30,000 miles of trail maps and more!

Register with Google

OR