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A short but sweet ride, easily completed in 20 minutes, both directions will add mileage.

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853' 260 m


774' 236 m


139' 42 m


137' 42 m



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Please don't ride if it's excessively muddy. Please no unauthorized trail building.


This is the only trail network on the north east side of Cleveland. (West Branch is over an hour and 15 mins from here). Yes it's a short loop but it's got its charm and we are working with the land manager to improve this network and possibly get access to more property closer to civilization.

There are a few very well built bridges in this park and the switchback section is a blast to ride in both directions. Keep an eye out for updates as we address problem areas for some reroutes to this trail network. You can get a good 60 minute 8-mile ride in here if you are willing to reverse direction and ride a loop 3-4 times.

Need to Know

There are no bathrooms at the trailhead, look for the Marathon off of 528 (Exit 212) on 90 and turn there, go past bates road and look for the metroparks sign for the small parking lot.


To get to the trail, take the cinder fire road about .1 mile and look for the doubletrack to the right, make a turn onto the doubletrack and then immediately look for the entrance to the singletrack on your left. Everything else is self explanatory as the trail is well designed and flows quite well.

History & Background

This trail was originally started in the early/mid 90's by a NOMBA member (now CAMBA) who is still helping build and maintain this property. Lake Metroparks "gave" NOMBA the property in order to allow them to put in mountain biking trails, and had largely left the maintenance of this trail network to the riders. Please keep this in mind while you are out on the trails, this is a labor of love for one area resident, and we are all grateful for his contributions.


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Mark Humphreys

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11/21/2013 Added a 21 foot x 16" wide ladder bridge over a section of trail that was giving us trouble with erosion and washouts. Also, please note the trail boss tool leaning against the tree in the background:
This bridge was built with 4 volunteers in less than 2hrs.
Nov 22, 2013 near Madison, OH
Log ride recently created from a downed tree (November 2013)
Nov 14, 2013 near Madison, OH
Small downhill.
Sep 14, 2019 near Madison, OH
Trail out.
Sep 14, 2019 near Madison, OH
Trail out to the fire road.
Sep 14, 2019 near Madison, OH
Creek Corssing, Bridge built by CAMBA
Nov 14, 2013 near Madison, OH


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Jul 4, 2023
JD McPherson
May 18, 2021
Kyle Bauschat
Really nice trail section with some rough terrain, Signage could be better but overall had a great ride with some really nice views.
Oct 18, 2020
Oliver Curwen
A great first ride for me here. The trails were great, loads of roots up top, and I cut it short, as it started to pour by the end. I'll be back! 5.6mi — 1h 00m
Sep 30, 2020
Chris Hospodar
post storm clean trail is in great shape! 3.5mi
Apr 1, 2020
Christian Schultz
Sep 15, 2019
Phaedra Meyer
Still one small bridge is broken 5mi — 1h 03m
Sep 14, 2019
Joe Fleck
Aug 26, 2019
Matt Virostek
A few wet spots at the entrance, but the rest is dry. One narrow bridge looks a little sketchy with broken slats. Overall, ok ride. 5.1mi — 1h 00m

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