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Map of the Summit Metro Parks Hike & Bike Trail in Northeastern Ohio

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Summit Metro Parks Hike & Bike Trail

Summit Metro Parks Hike & Bike Trail Ohio map area

Summit Metro Parks Hike & Bike Trail

LENGTH:

34 miles

SURFACE:

paved

COMMUNITIES:

Walton Hills, Sagamore Hills, Boston Heights, Stow, Muroe Falls, Silver Lake

HIGHLIGHTS:

rail trail, woodlands, local parks, residential neighborhoods

NEARBY TRAILS:

Bedford Reservation All Purpose Trail

Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail

RELATED LINKS:

Cleveland

Akron

Regional Trails

The Summit Metro Parks Hike & Bike Trail is a 34-mile long system of paved pathways and designated streets in Summit County to the south of Cleveland. The trail system was one of the earliest rails-to-trails system in the country and follows abandoned railroad right-of-ways and current power line utility easements. Much of the route of the trail goes cross country through forest and past open meadows away from roads and traffic.

Conditions

The Summit Metro Parks Hike & Bike Trail is paved and open for bike riding and walking. The trail also connects to many hiking trails that take off into the surrounding forest. These hiking trails include the trails at Brandywine Gorge and Brandywine Falls where Brandywine Creek drops down to eventually flow into the Cuyahoga River.

Communities

The Summit Metro Parks Hike & Bike Trail goes through the following communities: Walton Hills, Sagamore Hills, Boston Heights, Stow, Muroe Falls and Silver Lake.

Points of Interest

The Summit Metro Parks Hike & Bike Trail goes past the following parks and other points of interest:

  • Sagamore Hills Township Park
  • Brandy Wine Falls and Picnic Area
  • Bow Wow Beach Club
  • Stow Silver Springs Park
  • Water Works Park
  • Muroe Falls Metro Park
  • Stow Munroe Falls High School
  • Silver Lake
End Points & Route Description

The north end of the Summit Metro Parks Hike & Bike Trail is located in Walton Hills where is connects to the Bedford Reservation Trail at Dunham Road and Egbert Road. There is a trailhead to the south on Alexander Road west of Dunham Road.

The trail splits into two branches after crossing under State Rout 8 north of the community of Stow. The west branch heads south towards Silver Lake and stops at Hudson Drive and Springdale Road just south of E. Steels Corners Road. The east branch heads to the southeast towards Stow Silver Springs Park. This branch ends at Spell Road, but the paved Portage Hike & Bike Trail continues to the east and stops at Hudson Road.

There are other separate sections of the Summit Metro Park Hike & Bike Trail on the south side of Stow.

One 1.7-mile long paved section extends from Young Road to Graham Road going past Stow Monroe Falls High School.

Another 4-mile long paved section extends from Lodge Drive and Church Street in Silverlake to Munroe Falls Kent Road in Kent. This section goes past Water Works Park, Munroe Falls Metro Park, Damon Park and Riverside Park.


Resources

Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the Summit Metro Parks Hike & Bike Trail in Northeastern Ohio.

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