Deer Lick Cave Loop Trail - Brecksville Reservation

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Deer Lick Cave Loop Trail - Brecksville Reservation is a 3.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Brecksville, OH that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and fishing and is accessible from June until June. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.9 miles 477 feet Loop

dogs on leash

fishing

hiking

trail running

walking

cave

forest

river

views

wildlife

1 month ago

One of my favorite trails.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful trail. At times the red trail was poorly marked. The carpet of leaves could not give hints when the markings were poor. Not many other hikers for a Saturday afternoon. Challenging terrain at times which made it fun. Nature center was very nice. Nice to have restrooms as well.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice hills to break a sweat. Pretty busy on this beautiful fall day. If you seek total solitude try another trail

2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Nice trail, but the overlap with the bridle trail is an annoyance. There was also one section unclearly marked when doing the trail clockwise--about halfway through (starting at nature center), I made my way down a section of trail that must have been closed down, but it still had a faded red trail marker on its path. Once down the steep closed off section, it was unclear whether to go left or right on the trail you meet (the answer is left). I guess what you're expected to do instead is follow the buckeye trail back up to the road and then back down... this was clearer going counter clockwise. I wouldn't go back here with my dog because there's too much bridle trail overlap. Salt Run a bit further south has similar difficulty and elevation, but is in my opinion nicer and has no horses/horse poo, so I'll stick to that one. Still a nice trail, with some very challenging sections mixed in with natural beauty.

hiking
4 months ago

Loop trail is very peaceful and somewhat scenic, moderate hike. Great for dogs and children. Never heavy traffic in early morning. I visit almost weekly! Buckeye trail also runs through here.

hiking
4 months ago

Getting there from the nature center was definitely a hike but was pretty worth it. The cave was neat.

4 months ago

very fun trail! lots of roots so mind your stepping when trail running

4 months ago

5 months ago

nice trail

hiking
5 months ago

Great trail. Very scenic with good elevation changes. The trails were marked very well.

5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Lovely trail. One of the few long-ish loops around Cleveland. Great for hiking or trail running.

6 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

Nice trail with some decent elevations. Very scenic. Was a little muddy, but to be expected this time of year. A good chunk of the trail is shared with the bridle trail so you definitely need to watch your step!

hiking
10 months ago

Nice easy trail. I ended up doing a bit more on the outskirts to make it longer. I will for sure be coming back in the spring.

11 months ago

Hilly, could be slippery with lots of rain or snow, well marked.

hiking
11 months ago

Hilly

1 year ago

hiking
1 year ago