Old Carriage Trail is a 5.3 mile loop trail located near Brecksville, Ohio that features a river. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running.
Really great if you get creative!
I started at Red lock trailhead. trail was good bridges are out so be careful a lot of dangerous terrain if you are looking to detour. Probably not best for people without hiking experience.
couldn't find the trail!! the directions were not correct, proceed with caution!
This is what you make of it. The towpath is paved, along with much of the trail. If you get off the trail you can find some great hills and elevation. The bridges were closed when I was out there so I had to take a couple of steep detours. Makes for a fun adventure.
To find this trail, go to the end of Holzhauer road in Northfield. I parked at the Marc's grocery store and walked the 0.75 miles to get to the trail.
As of November 2015, the 3 bridges are still condemned but you can cross underneath the bridge.
Nice trail, one of the better ones in the area. Hardest part was bypassing the bridges.
Trail bridge has been down since 2011. no way to get around it. only connects from hike/bike trail.
I looked for this place last week and my gps lead me to someone's driveway. Where did I go wrong??
Used to do this trail years ago when the bridges were open. Tried it again yesterday and was proud to complete it, despite two large trees fallen across the trail and the three condemned bridges. Path is steep at the beginning and the end connects with a bike path. Overall, a great workout!
Nice hike through the NE Ohio woods. There is some history along the trail where it is thought that the native americans may have used part of the area for gatherings, farming, or some other non-warfare related activities.
As David noted, three condemned bridges add a bit of a challenge, but no problems in completing the hike.
No blazes on the trail. None needed as the trail is pretty clear. 3 old bridges are condemned. Traversing the ravines was a bit of a challenge but not awful to do, in fact, it made it more fun for me. Plenty of wildlife. Spent about 2 miles on the towpath to and fro.