Northeast Ohioans are fortunate to have such a vast array of parks and trails to explore! However, if you are using a stroller, wheelchair or bike, you are probably looking for easy terrain. You're in luck because we’ve compiled a list of paved walking trails and paved bike trails to make it easy for you to get out and enjoy some fresh air and sunshine.
As usual, prior to making the trip, please use the website links and contact information provided to ensure that the trail is open. Enjoy!
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Paved Trails in Ashtabula County
Western Reserve Greenway
44 mile paved rail-trail through Ashtabula and Trumbull. 27 miles in Astabula County from the city of Ashtabula southward to the county line where it continues for 17 miles into Trumbull County.
W. 52nd St. and Madison Ave. (Ashtabula) and North River Rd. (Warren)
1.7-mile paved loop trail is located in the Reservation
Cedar Rd., Lyndhurst, OH 44124
Big Creek Reservation All Purpose Trail
8 miles of paved trail for activities like cycling, walking and in-line skating. Motorized vehicles are prohibited
Tiedeman Rd., Brooklyn, OH 44144
Brecksville Reservation All Purpose Trail
9.3 miles of paved trail for activities like cycling, walking and in-line skating. Motorized vehicles are prohibited.
9000 Chippewa Creek Dr., Brecksville, OH 44141
Cleveland Lakefront Bikeway
The bikeway spans the entire length of Cleveland’s 17-mile Lake Erie shoreline from the City’s eastern border with Euclid and it’s western border with Lakewood.
Euclid Creek Reservation All Purpose Trail
2.5 miles of paved trail for activities like cycling, walking and in-line skating. Motorized vehicles are prohibited.
Euclid, OH 44143
Garfield Park Reservation All Purpose Trail
3.9 miles of paved trail for activities like cycling, walking and in-line skating. Motorized vehicles are prohibited.
11350 Broadway Ave., Garfield Heights, OH 44125
The bikeway runs parallel to MLK Drive for 3.74 miles through Cleveland’s Cultural Gardens in Rockefeller Park.
Hinckley Reservation All Purpose Trail
3.3 miles of paved trail for activities like cycling, walking and inline skating. Motorized vehicles are prohibited.
Hinckley, OH 44233
Lake to Lake Trail
The Lake to Lakes Trail connects Lake Erie to the Shaker Lakes through Rockefeller Park and University Circle.
Mill Stream Run Reservation All Purpose Trail
8.9 miles of paved trail for activities like cycling, walking and inline skating. Motorized vehicles are prohibited
9485 Eastland Rd., Strongsville, OH 44149
Morgana Run Trail
The paved trail runs along an old rail corridor through the Slavic Village Neighborhood. The trail begins on E. 49th Street just north of Fleet Ave and terminates near the Garfield MetroParks Reservation. The trail ends on the south at the tallest waterfall in Cuyahoga County at Mill Creek where it meets the trail to Garfield Reservation.
North Chagrin Reservation All Purpose Trail
4.2 miles of paved trail for activities like cycling, walking and in-line skating. Motorized vehicles are prohibited.
3037 Som Center Rd., Willoughby Hills, OH 44094
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation All Purpose Trail
7.2 miles of paved trail for activities like cycling, walking and in-line skating. Motorized vehicles are prohibited.
4524 E. 49th St., Cleveland, OH 44125
Rocky River Reservation All Purpose Trail
13.6 miles of paved trail for activities like cycling, walking and in-line skating. Motorized vehicles are prohibited.
24000 Valley Pkwy., North Olmsted, OH 44070
South Chagrin Reservation All Purpose Trail
Paved trail for activities like cycling, walking, and in-line skating. Motorized vehicles are prohibited.
37374 Miles Rd., Bentleyville, OH 44022
Beartown Lakes Reservation – Lake Trail
.7 mile paved all-purpose Lake Trail around Lower Bear Lake
18870 Quinn Rd., Chagrin Falls, OH 44023 (Auburn & Bainbridge Townships)
Bessie Benner Metzenbaum Park – Evergreen Trail & Griswold Creek Trail
The .3 mile paved Evergreen Trail loops through the beech woods and conifer plantation and the .2 mile Griswold Creek Trail takes visitors across the stream and through the wetlands.
7940 Cedar Rd., Chesterland, OH 44026
Big Creek Park – Cascade Trail & Ruth Kennan Trail
.1 mile Cascade trail and .2 mile Ruth Kennan trail
9160 Robinson Rd., Chardon, OH 44024
Burton Wetlands Nature Preserve – Glacier Trail
.22-mile Glacier Trail leads from the parking lot to the boardwalk and observation deck overlooking Lake Kelso.
15681 Old Rider Rd., Burton, OH 44021
Chickagami Park – Overlook Trail
.12 mile trail around Overlook Shelter
17957 Tavern Rd. (Route 168), Parkman, OH 44021
Frohring Meadows – Dragonfly Trail
.7 mile fully-accessible paved walkway
16780 Savage Rd., Chagrin Falls, OH 44023
Maple Highlands Trail
A 20.3-mile-long linear park that utilizes sections of the abandoned Baltimore & Ohio (B&O) Railroad corridor. The trail currently extends from Colburn Road on the Lake County line southeast to Swine Creek Reservation in Middlefield, with a brief break in the City of Chardon, currently in the process of creating its connector trail
9280 Ravenna Rd., Chardon, OH 44024
Observatory Park – All four trails
1 mile Planetary Trail with interactive pods representing each planet, a .25 mile Weather Trail with interactive stations representing ways to study weather, life-sized cornerstones of the Great Pyramid of Giza, earthen mounds, henge stones, an entrance drive and parking lot, and 1.85 mile Woodland Trail.
10610 Clay St., Montville, OH 44064
Orchard Hills Park – Sledge, Cricket & Harvest Trails
Formerly operated as Orchard Hills Golf Course, the .15 mile Sedge, .6 mile Cricket, and .75 mile Harvest trails are paved and utilize portions of former cart paths.
11340 Caves Rd., Chesterland, OH 44026
Website | Our Review
Sunnybrook Preserve – Pine Ridge Trail
.37 mile Pine Ridge Trail, located just off the parking and shelter area, provides a fully accessible route through the forest and alongside nearby wetlands.
12474 Heath Rd., Chesterland, OH 44026
Swine Creek Reservation – Killdeer & Sugarbush Trail
16004 Hayes Rd., Middlefield, OH 44062
The Rookery – Woodcock Trail
.4 mile Woodcock Trail, a short loop trail, has a deck overlooking an abandoned oxbow of the Chagrin River.
10110 Cedar Rd., Munson, OH 44026
The West Woods – Discovery & Neighbors Way Trails
.3 mile Discovery Trail leads visitors past vernal pools or .1 mile Neighbors Way from the nature center to the picnic shelters
9465 Kinsman Rd., Russell, OH 44072
Walter C. Best Wildlife Preserve – All 3 trails
Paved .5 mile Goldenrod and the 1-mile Cattail Trails provide for a scenic walk or jog around the lake and fishing platforms. .1 mile Waterfowl Walkway takes visitors to the Wildlife Observation Blind for enjoying waterfowl activity
11620 Ravenna Rd., Munson, OH 44024
Chagrin River Park
Two paved trails, Brambleside Loop Trail (.9 miles) and Reeves Trail (.3 miles).
East Entrance, 3100 Reeves Rd., Kirtland, OH 44094
Edward R. Walsh Park
A picnic pavilion, new playground, baseball/softball field, restrooms, soccer, fishing pond with barrier-free dock, five tennis courts, two basketball courts, water spray park, and 1-1/2 mile paved walkway.
7221 Bellflower Rd., Mentor, OH 44060
4.8-mile paved trail for visitors to exercise in the beauty of nature. The southern end of the trail connects the Greenway Corridor with The Maple Highlands Trail to Chardon.
Rt. 84 & Liberty St., Painesville, OH 44077
Old Stone School, 7125 Ravenna Rd., Concord Twp., OH 44077
7371 Ravenna Rd., Concord Twp., OH 44077
10850 Girdled Rd., Concord Twp., OH 44077
Jordon Creek Park, 7250 Alexander Rd., Concord Twp., OH 44077
Three paved trails, All People's Loop (.6 miles), Ramble Lane Trail (.28 miles) and Meadow Edge Loop Trail (.33 miles)
4799 Lockwood Rd., North Perry Village, OH 44081
Civic Center Park
Civic Center Park, adjacent to the Mentor Municipal Center and the Mentor High School campus, is one of Mentor’s largest parks. It contains the Civic Center Waterpark, Civic Arena, Skatepark, and a paved bike path.
8600 Munson Rd., Mentor, OH 44060
Two paved trails, Cardinal Loop (.46 miles) Patriots Loop Trail (.36 miles) Lookout Trail (.14 miles) and Mallard Point Trail (.14 miles).
5730 Hopkins Rd., Mentor, OH 44060
Amherst Beaver Creek Reservation – Beaver Creek Trail
1.5-mile asphalt trail loops past a small cattail marsh, into the Beaver Creek Valley, and through a pine forest. The trail can be accessed from the main parking lot or from the neighborhood trailhead on North Main Street.
913 N. Lake St., Amherst, OH 44001
Black River Reservation – Bridgeway Trail
5-1/2 miles of paved all-purpose trail that follows the Black River through its meanderings from Elyria to Lorain, spanning four city jurisdictions altogether.
1350 Ford Rd., Elyria, OH 44035
Columbia Reservation – Heron Trail
1 mile of paved trail
25145 Royalton Rd., Columbia Station, OH 44028
Kopf Family Reservation
The 2-mile asphalt trail winds through the forest allowing visitors to explore the flora and fauna. The trail travels from the Avon Lake Public Library to Belle Road Park and has a southern loop that comes back to Belle Road Park. Visitors can also access the trail just east of the Avon Lake Public Library on Electric Boulevard, and on side roads including Woodstock St, Armour St. and Hunter St. at Belle Road Park.
32649 Electric Blvd., Avon Lake, OH 44012
North Coast Inland Trail – Lorain County
The trail is open to non-motorized traffic of all kinds (except skateboards), including walkers, runners, bicyclers, in-line skaters, and cross-country skiers. The trail’s long 13 miles straight-aways pass through a variety of countryside including farm, field and forest, and numerous intersections serve as convenient places to jump on or off the trail.
Downtown Kipton to Downtown Elyria
Black River Reservation – Steel Mill Trail
The trail connects to the Bridgeway Trail at Days Dam Picnic Area and continues north through the slag fields of the US Steel Mill to Colorado Ave in Lorain. The trail is about two miles long and crosses the Black River and French Creek. Tram tours are available.
Wellington Reservation – Loop Trails
More than 4 miles of paved and crushed stone trails meander through the Wellington Reservation’s grassland fields and wetland habitats. Each loop highlights a different section of the park providing visitors with a variety of vistas across the lake, from atop an elevated observation mound, and throughout the intermittent wetlands in the grassland prairies.
535 Jones Rd., Wellington, OH 44090
Four paved trails, including North Trail (0.45 Miles), Maag Walk (0.07 Miles), Eisenhower Trail (0.30 Miles) and the Hike and Bike Trail (0.54 Miles)
375 Boardman-Poland Rd., Boardman, OH 44512
Trails at Mill Creek Metroparks – Website
- Albert E. Davies Wetland Trail – This barrier-free, 1/4-mile boardwalk leads visitors through the Newport Wetlands to an observation deck overlooking several deep water pools.
- East Cohasset Hike & Bike Trail – This 1.5-mile asphalt surface drive is closed to motorized traffic and provides joggers, walkers, and bikers a scenic route above Lake Cohasset.
- East Newport Hike & Bike Trail – This one-way road is open to motorized traffic and has a 1.75-mile designated hike/bike lane. Views of Lake Newport, Newport Wetlands, and Daffodil Meadow will be enjoyed along this trail.
- East Golf Hike & Bike Trail – The 1.5-mile East Golf Hike & Bike Trail runs from Route 224 to Shields Rd. and provides an asphalt surface for joggers, walkers, bikers, skaters, and in the snowy season—cross country skiers. Parking lots are located at each end of the trail and a pedestrian bridge across Mill Creek connects the trail with Golf Course amenities and additional parking. Restrooms, a drinking fountain, and an information kiosk are located on the trail.
- Virginia J. Axtmann Nature Trail for all People – .1 mile paved trail with nature signage
11-mile paved trail offers a variety of scenery for hikers, skaters, and bicyclists. The MetroParks Bikeway runs from Western Reserve Road in Canfield Township to the Mahoning County/Trumbull County Line in Austintown Township.
Kirk Road Trailhead – GPS: 41.068974, -80.788235
Mahoning Ave. Trailhead – 41.099635, -80.790376
MetroParks Farm Trailhead – 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Rd, Canfield, OH 44406
Allardale – Inner Loop Trail
Half-mile paved trail
401 Remsen Rd., Medina, OH 44256
Buckeye Woods Park – Large Lake Loop
Half-mile paved trail
6335 Wedgewood Rd., Medina, OH 44256
Chippewa Rail – Trail
2.75 miles paved. There is a parking lot located on the south side of Chippewa Rd., approximately a quarter-mile east of Lake Rd., that provides access to the rail trail.
5700 Chippewa Rd., Medina, OH 44256
Hubbard Valley Park – All Persons Trail
A .5-mile paved all-purpose trail leads to a picnic shelter, around the back of the sledding hill, to the restrooms, to the bridge that leads to the hiking trail, and to the fishing area.
8600 Hubbard Valley Rd., Seville, OH 44273
Website | Our Review
Lake Medina – Lower Trail
The 1.63-mile Lake Medina Trail is an asphalt path that follows the willows and sycamores along the West Branch of the Rocky River and connects to the city of Medina’s paved trail along Reagan Parkway.
Plum Creek Park – All Persons Trail
Half-mile paved trail.
River Styx Park – All Persons Trail
A .5-mile paved loop trail circles the three-acre pond found at this site and passes through a wooded area
8200 River Styx Rd., Wadsworth, OH 44281
Susan Hambley Nature Center – Paved Bike Trail
Half-mile paved trail.
1473 Parschen Blvd., Brunswick, OH 44212
Fred Greenwood Park & Splash Pad
Covering 38 acres of land across from A.I. Root Middle School. Short 1/8 mile paved walking trail, playground, and splash pad.
333 W. Sturbridge Dr., Medina, OH 44256
Website | Our Review
Berlin Lake Trail
2.2-mile limestone-paved trail.
232 Kirkbride Rd., North Benton, OH 44449
10228 US 224, Deerfield, OH 44411
8-mile limestone-paved trail.
4633 Mill St., Mantua, OH 44255
10602 Vaughn Rd., Mantua, OH 44255
10446 Asbury Rd., Hiram Twp.
10480 State Route 700, Garrettsville, OH 44231
10647 Freedom St., Garrettsville, OH 44231
10482 South St., Garrettsville, OH 44321 (Garrettsville Village Park)
Portage Hike & Bike Trail – Franklin Connector
A 7.07-mile multipurpose trail from Ravenna to Kent and beyond.
Parking for Park District-managed sections is available at:
535 Cleveland Rd., Ravenna, OH 44266
1557 Lake Rockwell Rd., Kent, OH 44240
2264 Ravenna Rd., Kent, OH 44240
7173 Hudson Rd. and 784 Judson Rd., Kent, OH 44240 (Franklin Connector)
Fairhope Nature Preserve
There are seven nature trails at the preserve most are under a half mile each.
4242 30th St. NE, Canton, OH 44705
Hartville Memorial Park
Enjoy the .7-mile paved walking trail throughout the park.
335 Park Ln. Dr. SW, Hartville, OH 44632
Huston-Brumbaugh Nature Center – All Persons Trail
Enjoy a .5 mile boardwalk through the woods. Highlights along this trail are the pond observation deck, barn with farm animals to pet, and view of the herb garden.
16146 Daniel St. NE, Minerva, OH 44657
Iron Horse Trail
The 4.58-mile limestone surface trail begins at the First Christian Church (FCC) and continues south to Canfield Street.
First Christian Church, 1141 W. Beech St., Alliance, OH 44601
Minerva Connector Trail
A .45-mile trail following the Sandy Creek from E. Lincoln Way to Stadium Street. The trail takes you to the shelters, playground equipment, and tennis courts in Municipal Park and to Minerva High School.
501 Almeda Ave., Minerva, OH 44657 (next to Minerva High School)
Olde Muskingum Trail
A 5.74-mile limestone surface trail. This scenic route follows along the western edge of the Tuscarawas River near the Ohio & Erie Canal and parallels an active railroad from Canal Fulton to Jackson Township.
Parking at 220 Cherry St. W, Canal Fulton, OH 44614
Petros Lake Park – Loop Trail
A limestone trail that loops around the 13-acre Petros Lake.
3519 Perry Dr. SW, Canton, OH 44706
Quail Hollow Park – Nature for All Trail
Park features more than 700 acres of rolling meadows, marshes, pine and deciduous woods surrounding a 40-room house. The This paved trail is .35 miles.
13480 Congress Lake Ave., Hartville, OH 44632
Sippo Valley Trail
Explore 8 miles between Bottoms Park in Massillon and Dalton in Wayne County, ending just north of Rt. 30. The Sippo Valley Trail also connects to the Towpath Trail at the west side of Tremont Ave. in Massillon. An asphalt trail surface transitions to limestone between Skyland Ave. and Deerfield Ave. The flat, gentle grades parallel Sippo Creek for much of the route.
2069 Skyland Ave. NW, Massillon, OH 44647
Stadium Park – Herbert Fisher Walking Track
A rubberized, 1.5 mile lit path.
Stadium Park Dr. NW, Canton, OH, 44718
West Branch Trail
Pass several of Canton’s biggest tourist attractions as you walk or bike along this limestone trail connecting West Park, the former Mother Goose Land, Waterworks Park, Monument Park, Stadium Park, Ink Park, and Covered Bridge Park. The trail follows the West Branch of the Nimishillen Creek.
1305 Stadium Park Dr. NW, Canton, OH 44708
Westbrook Veterans Memorial Park
.29 mile track around the pond, where people can also fish. Home to the Stark County Veteran's memorial. The memorial is open every day from dawn to dusk, and it is free to enter.
1235 Harrison Ave. NW, Canton, OH 44708
Bike & Hike Trail – Barlow Road Trailhead
Trail surface is asphalt and the grade is flat. There is a slight grade after 1/4 mile, where participants have to cross a very quiet residential street to continue on the trail.
331 Barlow Rd., Hudson, OH 44236
A 1.2-mile asphalt walking trail.
5300 Massillon Rd., North Canton, OH 44720
Central Park in Green
A 1-mile asphalt walking trail.
1795 Steese Rd., Uniontown, OH 44685
Freedom Trail – Middlebury Trailhead
The surface of the 6.2-mile Freedom Trail is asphalt and the grade is flat.
1324 Middlebury Rd., Kent, OH 44240
John Torok Community & Senior Center
A .5-mile walking asphalt paved path.
4224 Massillon Rd., North Canton, OH 44720
Liberty Park – Maple Loop Trail
The flat, easy and paved Maple Loop Trail begins near the parking lot and travels through the beech-maple woods.
9385 Liberty Rd., Twinsburg, OH 44087
Munroe Falls Metro Park – Meadow Loop Trail
A paved .35-mile trail that loops near the parking lot.
1088 North Ave., Tallmadge, OH 44278
Towpath Trail – Clinton Trailhead
Trail surface is mostly asphalt and the grade is flat.
2749 North St., Clinton, OH 44216
(Towpath Trail includes 11 other trailheads in Akron, Barberton, and New Franklin; find them all here.)
Nearly a mile of ADA asphalted trails, woods hiking, wildlife and bird watching, and observing aquatic life at the wetland pond.
3396 Sylvan Rd., Wooster, OH 44691
County Line Trail
Creston to Rittman (6.8 miles)
Orrville and Clinton
Johnsons Woods State National Preserve
13240 Fox Lake Rd., Marshallville, OH 44645
Sippo Valley Trail
Dalton to Massilon (10.5 miles)
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