Map of the Maple Highlands Trail


Maple Highlands Trail

Maple Highlands Trail Ohio map area

Maple Highlands Trail


17.5 miles




Painesville, Chardon, Middlefield


rail trail, covered bridges, Ohio countryside, woodlands, farmland, creeks, residential neighborhoods, local parks


Lakes Metroparks Greenway Corridor




Regional Trails

The Maple Highlands Trail is a 20.3-mile long linear park located to the north of Chardon and between Chardon and Middlefield in Northwestern Ohio. The park has 17.5 miles of paved trails. There is a gap in the trail through the city of Chardon.

The Maple Highlands Trail was constructed along the abandoned railroad right-of-way of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad and travels across the beautiful Ohio countryside. The route includes farmland, woodlands and rural communities. Along the route you will find miles of countryside with forests, wildlife and picturesque covered bridges.


The Maple Highlands Trail is paved for the entire route. The trail is open for bike riding, walking, running and other non-motorized activities.


The Maple Highlands Trail goes past the following communities: Painesville, Chardon and Middlefield.

Points of Interest

The Maple Highlands Trail goes past the following points of interest:

Aquilla Lake Wildlife Area
Headwaters Park
Grandview Golf Club
Cardinal Intermediate School
Downtown Chardon
Nearby Trails

Lakes Metroparks Greenway Corridor: the south end of this trail is located about 2 miles north of the north end of the Maple Highlands Trail. The Lake Metroparks Greenway Corridor extends 4.4 miles to the middle of Painesville.

End Points

There are two completed sections of the Maple Highlands Trail.

The northerly 5.7-mile long paved section starts at Girdled Road to the east of Ohio-44 in Painesville. The trail runs alongside Ohio-44 to the south and stops at Water Street in the downtown area of Chardon. There is also a spur trail that comes in at a trailhead located along Ravenna Road in Chardon.

The 11.8-mile long paved southerly section starts at South Street, to the south of Claridon Road in Chardon and ends just north of High Street and Old State Road in Middlefield.


Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the Maple Highlands Trail in Northeastern Ohio.