If anything says CVNP, it is the Towpath Trail, which follows the historic Ohio & Erie Canal route. Twenty miles of the trail occur in CVNP. The trail extends beyond the park into the Ohio & Erie Canalway. This fully accessible trail provides a delightful outing for people of all ages and abilities. There are picnic areas, restrooms, and train access points along the way.
Visit our maps page for more information.
Please note: If you planning a multi-day Towpath Trail ride, please contact our Communications Center at 440-546-5945 to inform staff where you parked your vehicle. This will ensure our law enforcement rangers do not tag your vehicle as "abandoned".
Bike Aboard! is a program where you can bike the Towpath Trail in one direction, then hop on the train for a relaxing ride back to your car-or do it in reverse! The train can be flagged down at boarding stations by waving both arms. Pay your fare when you board. One way: $5 per person ages 3 and up with bike. No guaranteed seats. Find out more on our Scenic Train Ride page.
Nearly 16 miles of this trail border the park. Ideal for family bike rides, this asphalt trail is managed by Summit Metro Parks. A connector trail near Holzhauer Road south of SR 82 provides access to the Towpath Trail.
In the Park
East Rim Trail System
Allows mountain bikers and hikers to have nearly 10 new miles to explore. If you are planning to ride the trail, Take Route 8 to Boston Mills Road. Go west on Boston Mills Road, past Olde 8, and park at the Bike & Hike Trailhead parking lot. You’ll ride your bike north on the Bike & Hike Trail a short distance before you come to the access point for East Rim Trail.
East Rim Trail is for intermediate level bikers.
Lamb Loop is a longer trail for intermediate level bikers
Click "more" to find out if the East Rim Trail is open for today. Always check the status of the East Rim Trail before heading out attwitter.com/CVNPmtb, as riding on wet trails can seriously damage the trail tread.. In good conditions trail is open 6:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. for bikers and as posted for other trail users.
A 9.9 mile loop composed of 10 distinct sections. The trail is located in the Bedford Reservation of Cleveland Metroparks. Visit their website for more information.
Hardy Road Mountian Bike Trail
Located in the Hampton Hills area of Summit Metro Parks. The trail is over 5 miles long and includes beginner, moderate, and intermediate sections, with plans to add advanced trails. Visit their website for more information.
Out of the Park
Cleveland Metroparks (Ohio and Erie Canal Reservation ): 1.8 miles Expert Loop and .4 miles Beginner Loop
Cleveland Metroparks (Mill Stream Run Reservation (Royalview Singletrack)) : 8.7 miles
Lake Metroparks (West Branch State Park (Atchinson/Hogsback Ridge)): 2.5 miles