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Bike & Hike Trail

Bike & Hike Trail

Facebook Photo: Sunrise on the Bike & Hike Trail

Park Areas

SR 82 Lot

Address 685 W Aurora Rd.
Northfield, OH 44067

Hours Daily: 6 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Brandywine Falls

Address 8176 Brandywine Rd.
Northfield, OH 44067

Hours Daily: 6 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Boston Heights Lot

Address 298 W Boston Mills Rd
Peninsula, OH 44264

Hours Daily: 6 a.m. - 11 p.m.

SR 303 Lot

Address 64 W Streetsboro St.
Hudson, OH 44236

Hours Daily: 6 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Barlow Lot

Address 331 Barlow Rd.
Hudson, OH 44236

Hours Daily: 6 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Springdale Lot

Address 968 Springdale Rd.
Stow, OH 44224

Hours Daily: 6 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Silver Lake Lot

Address 2985 Kent Rd.
Silver Lake, OH 44224

Hours Daily: 6 a.m. - 11 p.m.

SR 91 Lot

Address 130 N. Main St.
Munroe Falls, OH 44262

Hours Daily: 6 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Silver Springs Lot

Address 5027 Stow Rd.
Stow, OH 44224

Hours Daily: 6 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Classes: A = Multipurpose  |  B = Accessible*  |  C = Basic  |  D = Primitive**  |  E = Bridle

Ratings: 1 = Easy  |  2 = Moderate  |  3 = Difficult

* Flat, easy trail or section with asphalt or crushed limestone surface.

See our  Spree For All page for more information about accessible trails.

** Rugged and challenging with uneven surfaces and steep, narrow routes

Park Map

Bike & Hike Trail Map

History & Wildlife

The 34-mile Bike & Hike Trail was one of the first "rails to trails" conversions in the country. Sections of the Bike & Hike Trail follow the course of two abandoned railroads. Much of the trail follows the Lake Erie & Pittsburgh Railroad (LE&P), which was later named the New York Central Railroad (NYC). Another portion of the trail rests on the old Akron, Bedford & Cleveland Railroad (AB&C, or the "Alphabet Railroad"), which was an electric passenger railway system that was in service from the late 1800s until 1932. Riders on the AB&C railroad could travel for 50 cents from Akron to Cleveland’s Public Square in about 2.5 hours.

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Today, east of Route 91 in Munroe Falls, the Bike & Hike Trail parallels a scenic section of the Cuyahoga River where great blue herons, Canada geese and a variety of ducks can be seen. A small pond along the north side of the trail annually hosts a chorus of spring peepers. South of Boston Mills Road in Boston Heights, the Sharon Conglomerate rock walls of the Boston Ledges rise along the trail. Farther north, the trail travels along Brandywine Road. A parking area adjacent to the bridge over I-271 offers rest and a view of Brandywine Falls, which, at 75 feet, is one of the highest waterfalls in Ohio.

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Activities
  • Biking
  • Cross-country Skiing
Amenities
  • Pet-friendly
Activities
  • Biking
  • Cross-country Skiing
Amenities
  • Pet-friendly
  • Restroom
Activities
  • Biking
  • Cross-country Skiing
Amenities
  • Pet-friendly
Activities
  • Biking
  • Cross-country Skiing
Amenities
  • Pet-friendly
  • Restroom
Activities
  • Biking
  • Cross-country Skiing
Amenities
  • Pet-friendly
Activities
  • Biking
  • Cross-country Skiing
Amenities
  • Pet-friendly
  • Restroom
Activities
  • Biking
  • Cross-country Skiing
Amenities
  • Pet-friendly
Activities
  • Biking
  • Cross-country Skiing
Amenities
  • Pet-friendly
  • Restroom
Activities
  • Biking
  • Cross-country Skiing
Amenities
  • Pet-friendly
  • Restroom