Summit Metro Parks We're Your Back Yard


Explore almost 70 miles of trails by bike in Summit Metro Parks!

Cyclists: Helmets are recommended.


Bike & Hike TrailThe paved 34-mile Bike & Hike Trail travels southeast from Sagamore Hills to Munroe Falls and Stow. The 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.


Freedom TrailStarting near the Portage Hike & Bike Trail in Kent, this multipurpose trail – on land owned by METRO Regional Transit Authority – follows an unused railroad corridor. Phase II extends the trail to Eastwood Avenue in Akron. Phase III, which will be complete in 2017, will end downtown near The University of Akron campus. Phase IV will connect the Freedom Trail to the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail.