Biking in the Park

Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail

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.


Cleveland Metroparks' All Purpose Trails (Brecksville and Bedford)

Cleveland Metroparks provides over 60 miles of paved, all purpose trails for cycling, walking, running and in-line skating. Motorized vehicles are prohibited on the all purpose trails.


Summit Metro Parks' Bike & Hike Trail

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.
Mountain biker riding on side of steep hill.
Mountain biker riding on side of steep hill.


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
  • Post Line is a shorter technical trail
  • The trail system is considered moderate hiking.
  • For a map of these trails visit the East Rim Trail system page.

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 at, 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.

Bedford Singletrack
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
  • Vultures Knob: 6.8 miles
  • Medina Huffman and Reagan Park Trails : 8.8 miles
  • Findley State Park (Thorn Trail): 7.8 miles
  • Mohican State Park MTB Trail: 22.2 miles
  • Quail Hollow State Park MTB Trail: 3.0 miles
  • Camp Tuscazoar MTB Trail: 5.6 miles

Visit CAMBA for more information

Last updated: December 17, 2018

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