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 will end downtown near The University of Akron campus and Phase IV will connect the Freedom Trail to the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail.


Mountain Bike TrailsWe currently offer over 7 miles of trails at the Mountain Bike Area of Hampton Hills Metro Park in Akron. Riders may choose from beginner, moderate and intermediate trails. When the area is completed, there may be up to 16 total miles, including advanced-level trails.


Towpath TrailSummit Metro Parks manages about half of the Towpath Trail in Summit County. At over 85 miles, this popular multipurpose trail runs from Cleveland all the way to Tuscarawas County.