Metro Parks Bike & Hike Trail

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This 33.5-mile trail is operated by the Metro Parks, Serving Summit County and is open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.  The trail follows the course of the old Akron, Bedford & Cleveland (ABC) Railroad.  East of state Route 91 in Munroe Falls, the trail parallels a scenic section of the Cuyahoga River and is home to a variety of wildlife including Great Blue Herons, Canada geese and many ducks.  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 where a parking lot near the bridge spanning Interstate 271 offers rest and a view of Brandywine Falls, one of the highest waterfalls in the state.

This trail is paved although portions of it use neighborhood streets.  Cyclists are advised to follow green biking signs posted throughout neighborhoods to rejoin the established trail.  Parking lots are located at: state Route 303 (Streetsboro Road) in Boston Heights; Barlow Road in Hudson; Kent, Springdale and Stow roads in Stow; and state Route 91 (Main Street) in Munroe Falls.  Restrooms are available at the lots located at state Routes 91 and 303 and Springdale and Stow roads.

Metro Parks, Serving Summit County hosts activities for cyclists throughout the year.  Dates and locations of events are posted on the Metro Parks Activities page.  Helmets are required and riders under 16 must be accompanied by adults to participate in Metro Parks events.

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Trailhead Start: 15660 Alexander Rd. Walton Hills
Trailhead Finish: 64 W. Streetsboro Rd. Boston Heights
Trail Length: 33.5 miles
Trail Trailhead Start Trailhead Finish Length
Alexander Rd. to SR 8215660 Alexander Rd. Walton Hills685 & 686 Aurora Rd. Sagamore Hills3.14 miles
SR 82 to Brandywine Falls685 & 686 Aurora Rd. Sagamore Hills8514 Brandywine Rd. Northfield Center3.06 miles
Brandywine Falls to Boston Mills8514 Brandywine Rd. Northfield Center298 Boston Mills Rd. W. Boston Heights2.01 miles
Boston Mills to SR 303298 Boston Mills Rd. W. Boston Heights64 W. Streetsboro Rd. Boston Heights2.29 miles
SR 303 to Springdale64 W. Streetsboro Rd. Boston Heights968 Springdale Rd. Stow4.57 miles
Springdale to Silver Lake Town Hall968 Springdale Rd. Stow2985 Kent Rd. Stow3.65 miles
Silver Lake Town Hall to SR 912985 Kent Rd. Stow130 N. Main St. Munroe Falls1.16 miles
SR 91 to Silver Springs130 N. Main St. Munroe Falls5027 Stow Rd. Stow7.5 miles
Silver Springs to Barlow Rd.5027 Stow Rd. Stow331 Barlow Rd. Hudson3.3 miles
Barlow Rd. back to SR 303331 Barlow Rd. Hudson64 W. Streetsboro Rd. Boston Heights1.66 miles