Last updated: August 11, 2023
The East Rim Trail system has stunning views, varied terrain, exciting obstacles, and an element of adventure. It is made up of the 2.3-mile East Rim Trail, Post Line boulder field, 4.7-mile Lamb Loop, and 1.3-mile Edson Run. The four trails are designed for intermediate mountain bikers. Hikers and runners can explore them too.
The trail map shows the layout. Everyone is advised to use extra caution. Note that the direction of one-way travel on these loops varies by day of the week. Rules and safety information is posted at the access points off the Bike & Hike Trail. Daily status is posted at the East Rim Trailhead. The hours are 6 am to 11 pm. Expect the system to be closed in wet or icy conditions. Pets and service animals are not allowed on the East Rim Trail system per the Superintendent’s Compendium.
The East Rim Trails project is the result of a strong partnership between the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park, the National Park Service, and the Cleveland Area Mountain Bike Association (CAMBA). CAMBA volunteers help with trail building and maintenance. They also provide National Mountain Bike Patrol members who assist and educate all trail users on the East Rim Trails.
Our partners provide two nearby systems that offer a range of experiences. Summit Metro Parks manages a mountain bike area at Hampton Hills Metro Park. This network includes trails rated beginner, moderate, and intermediate. Cleveland Metroparks manages a single track network at Bedford Reservation. This has choices rated beginner, intermediate, and advanced. Their link includes other nearby mountain biking options at Ohio & Erie Canal and West Creek reservations.
The East Rim trail system is hilly and rocky. Cyclists are traveling fast and may be distracted as they navigate the challenging terrain. These trails are not recommended for people with limited vision, limited mobility, or slow reaction times. For safety, service and comfort animals are not allowed. The current ebike policy for the park is listed in the Superintendent’s Compendium.