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  • Temporary Bridge Installed at Brandywine Creek

    A temporary bridge has been installed over Brandywine Creek and visitors will be able to complete the Brandywine Gorge Trail, during good weather. The bridge may be flooded and impassable during heavy rains. Caution signs are in place. More »

  • Towpath Trail Closures

    Towpath Trail is closed from Mustill Store to Memorial Parkway for riverbank reinforcement. Detours posted. Closure will last 1 - 4 weeks into August. More »

  • Other Closures

    Valley Bridle Trail south of SR 303, across from golf course, is collapsed by river. Hard closure. Plateau Trail Bridge, north of Valley Picnic Area is closed. No detours. Plateau & Oak Hill trails are open. More »

  • Road Closures

    Quick Rd is closed from Akron Peninsula Rd to Pine Hollow Trailhead in Peninsula, from Wednesday, 7/16, for 6 weeks. Detours posted. Hines Hill Rd is closed from Tuesday, 7/29 through Tuesday, 8/12 for resurfacing from I271 to the Boston Township Line. More »

  • Riverview Road Repaving and Closure

    Riverview Rd is being repaved from the Cuyahoga-Summit Cty line to Peninsula through Mon, 9/15.Road is open with single lane closures. Riverview Rd is closed from Boston Mills Rd to the Cuyahoga Cty line starting Mon, 7/14 for for 3 weeks. Detours posted. More »

Horse Trails

CVNP horseback riding on Towpath Sara Guren

Riding on the Bridle Trails in the Cuyahoga Valley

©Sara Guren

Viewing the Cuyahoga Valley landscape from horseback is like no other experience. Horseback riding is permitted only on trails signed and designated as horse trails. Horses need to be brought in as there are no horse rentals adjacent to the bridle trails in CVNP.

Station Road parking lot, close to Brecksville Reservation, has large pull-through parking spaces that require little to no "backing" efforts. They are designed for horse trailers and buses. Boston Store overflow and Everett Road Covered Bridge parking lot were not designed for horse trailers, and while it is legal for them to park there, it is often a challenge to navigate.

Enjoy your ride! Happy trails to you!


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BRIDLE TRAIL NAMES

DETAILS & LOCATIONS

Wetmore Trail

(See Wetmore Trail Map.)

Length: 4 miles
Riding Time:1.5 hours
Elevation Change: 250 feet
Rating: Moderate
Trailhead Location: On Wetmore Road .6 miles east of Akron Peninsula Road, 1.75 miles south of Peninsula, Ohio. Trail is north of Wetmore Road.

Dickerson Run Trail*

(See Wetmore Trail Map.)

CLOSED

Length: 1 mile after access from Wetmore Trail
Riding Time: 20 minutes
Elevation Change: 175 feet
Rating: Easy to moderate
Trailhead Location: Wetmore Trailhead. On Wetmore Road .6 miles east of Akron Peninsula Road, 1.75 miles south of Peninsula, Ohio. Trail is north of Wetmore Road.

Tabletop Trail*

(See Wetmore Trail Map.)

CLOSED

Length: .75 miles after access from Wetmore Trail
Riding Time: 20 minutes
Elevation Change: 100 feet
Rating: Easy to moderate
Trailhead Location: Wetmore Trailhead. On Wetmore Road .6 miles east of Akron Peninsula Road, 1.75 miles south of Peninsula, Ohio. Trail is north of Wetmore Road.

Langes Run Trail

(See Wetmore Trail Map.)

Length: 4.5 miles
Riding Time: 2 hours
Elevation Change: 190 feet
Rating: Moderate to difficult
Trailhead Location:Wetmore Trailhead. On Wetmore Road .6 miles east of Akron Peninsula Road, 1.75 miles south of Peninsula, Ohio. Trail is mostly south of Wetmore Road.

Butler's Trail

(See Wetmore Trail Map.)

Length: .75 miles
Riding Time: 20 minutes
Elevation Change:150 feet
Rating: Easy
Trailhead Location: Wetmore Trailhead. On Wetmore Road .6 miles east of Akron Peninsula Road, 1.75 miles south of Peninsula, Ohio. Trail is south of Wetmore Road.

Valley Trail

(See Buckeye and Valley Trails: Station Road to Boston Trail Map.)

(See Buckeye and Valley Trails: Boston to Everett Trail Map.)


Length: Brecksville Stables to Wetmore is 11.4 miles
Wetmore to Riding Run is 3.1 miles
(Wetmore and Langes Run connect the north and south segments)
Riding Time: 4-5 hours
Elevation Change: 360 feet
Rating: Moderate to difficult
Trailhead Location: Trailhead is on the Langes Run Bridle Trail accessible via the Wetmore Trailhead. On Wetmore Road .6 miles east of Akron Peninsula Road, 1.75 miles south of Peninsula, Ohio.

Riding Run Trail

(See Riding Run and Perkins Trails Map.)

Length: 3.25 miles
Riding Time: 1.5 hours
Elevation Change: 260 feet
Rating: Moderate to difficult
Trailhead Location: Everett Road Covered Bridge Trailhead. On Everett Road .5 miles west of Riverview Road in Everett, Ohio.

Perkins Trail

(See Riding Run and Perkins Trails Map.)

Length: 3.75 miles
Riding Time: 2 hours
Elevation Change: 260 feet
Rating: Difficult
Trailhead Location: Everett Road Covered Bridge Trailhead. On Everett Road .5 miles west of Riverview Road in Everett, Ohio.

Cleveland MetroParks Bridle Trails w/in CVNP

Bedford Reservation

Length: 6 miles
Riding Time: 2.5 hours
Elevation Change: 270 feet
Rating: Moderate to difficult
Trailhead Location: Hemlock Creek Trailhead. On Dunham Road immediately across from Tinker's Creek Road, 1.4 miles north of Alexander Road in Bedford Reservation.

Bedford Reservation

Length: 3 miles
Riding Time: 1 hour
Elevation Change: 8 feet
Rating: Easy
Trailhead Location: Station Road Bridge Trailhead. On Riverview Road, 0.2 miles south of State Route 82 in Brecksville, Ohio.

Brecksville Reservation

Length: 9 miles
Riding Time: 3 hours
Elevation Change: 260 feet
Rating: Moderate to difficult
Trailhead Location: Stables Parking Area Trailhead. On Meadows Drive, 0.4 miles south of Valley Parkway on on Meadows Drive in Brecksville, Ohio.


*Trails are closed due to flooding damage. They will reopen after reconstruction is completed.

Did You Know?

Historic photo of canal boats along the Ohio & Erie Canal.

The Ohio & Erie Canal, which runs through Cuyahoga Valley National Park, was a 308-mile waterway connecting Lake Erie to the Ohio River. This transportation route, which influenced local and national prosperity, was dug entirely by hand by mostly German and Irish immigrants.