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    Colin Rich saved Gunsight Pass Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Colin Rich saved Minister Creek Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Colin Rich saved Watrous Gulch Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Colin Rich reviewed Buckeye Trail: Blue Hen to Jaite

    about 1 year ago

    In my opinion this is the hardest section of the BT in the CVNP. I have done this section a few times because I like the challenge and it a good workout if you make it one. Some of the climbs are pretty steep and relatively frequent. I would say that this be rated hard because this should not be in the same category as other moderate rated trails in the area that is for sure. Love the challenge of it though. I have done harder trails elsewhere but this one is one of the harder in north east Ohio.

    Colin Rich reviewed Buckeye Trail - Jaite to Brecksville Station

    about 1 year ago

    This is a nice section of the BT, very few road crossings so you can get some solitude. Good for trail running as well. I did it out and back.

    Colin Rich reviewed Buckeye Trail and Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Loop

    about 1 year ago

    This is my favorite trail to take new hikers on. I Take my friends and we park a car at the winking lizard in peninsula and then start in Boston. Then hike the 4.5 mile section of the buckeye Trail to the Winking lizard, grab some food and a cold beer and that's that. Along the way there are some nice overlooks of the valley if you can ignore the turnpike below you. It is the easiest section of the buckeye train in the CVNP outside of when if follows the towpath. There is a gradual uphill at the start and then is flat for the rest until maybe mile 4 and it goes down and back up. and that is it. ez pz

    Colin Rich reviewed Deer Lick Cave Loop Trail - Brecksville Reservation

    about 1 year ago

    Fun Little day hike. I did this loop and where the Buckeye trail branches off i followed it out to the towpath to the chippewa bridge to take some pictures. Then headed back and finished the loop. Added maybe 3 miles to the day but it was well worth it. The loop by itself would be maybe a bit lackluster as the feature was not what i was expecting. would do it again though with family or friends. Would be a good trail run as well.

    Colin Rich completed Deer Lick Cave Loop Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Colin Rich reviewed Blue Hen Falls

    about 1 year ago

    I have hiked to blue hen falls many times doing day hike along the buckeye trail. My person favorite time to go was a really cold day this winter and Blue Hen and the other waterfall were all frozen. The stream was frozen too and made for some great pictures. Would recommend going during a weekday. Weekend nights the lots are packed for it.

    Colin Rich reviewed South Quarry Loop Trail

    about 1 year ago

    I started using this loop when I went back to running. Also have been known to take my rod and reel out here and find a nice eddy and sit back for a while along the east branch waiting for a fish to bite my line. Cute little trail along the East Branch. Easy and nothing to it really. Nice after dinner stroll before you take the family for ice cream or after dinner walk on date night.

    Colin Rich completed South Quarry Loop Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Colin Rich reviewed Royalview Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Love that they added the trails here to the metro parks. I live very close by and it is nice to have somewhere other than a bridal trail to do a short day hike. Take the kids, the dog, the girlfriend, take anyone. This is an easy trail that can be used for trail running, mountain biking or hiking. I run or hike it if i don't have a lot of time but want get out in nature for a bit. Would recommend to anyone in the Strongsville, Brunswick, North Royalton, Parma, Middleburg area to check it out. You will not be blown away by any scenic vistas but it has a nice slice of scenery with some streams flowing along and some cliff faces.

    Colin Rich completed Yellow and Red MTB Loop

    about 1 year ago

    Colin Rich reviewed North Country Trail: PA 346 to PA 321

    about 1 year ago

    I parked at Quaker Lake and hiked the Tuscarora Trail and connected to the NCT and hiked south on the NCT to PA 346. I stealth camped just north of PA 236 and hiked back to my car the next day. I hiked it in February and was very wet and still had some snow. The trail conditions were abysmal (the reason i stealth camped, did not make it to where I was planning on going) but still was a nice isolated short out and back. FYI if you do this route, the Tuscarora trail was by in large the hardest section of this trip. The last 100yd of that climb is no joke.

    Colin Rich reviewed Knobstone Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Parked at the Deam Lake trailhead and hiked north to the Oxley Memorial trailhead on E. Banes Hollow Rd. 4 days 3 nights on late March. This trail was no joke with how steep the climbs were. Had some weird areas of what looked like an abandoned logging site for a few miles so there were just a whole bunch of cut down trees everywhere but for the most part it was good. Some good view as well. Also if you plan to do this trail, there are established campsites along the trail that i wish were marked somewhere. Most of them are at the tops of climbs and some have some amazing views for sunsets and sunrises. Not an easy trail.

    Colin Rich completed Knobstone Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Colin Rich reviewed Mount Tuscarora Trail

    over 1 year ago

    I parked at the trailhead at Quaker Lake and used this trail as my connection the the North Country Trail for a 2 day backpacking trip on the NCT. As the other reviewers have said the first mile is all up. not too bad but the last like 200 yards are no joke lol. But overall it was a nice trail with some nice views along the way.

    Colin Rich completed Mount Tuscarora Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Colin Rich reviewed Ledges Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Short and pretty. Ice box cave and the overlook with the Ledges everywhere makes this hike go be so fast. Lots of cool spots along this trail.

    Colin Rich reviewed Buckeye Trail and Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Loop

    over 1 year ago

    I have hiked the buckeye trail cvnp section many many times and the section between Boston and Peninsula is probobly the easiest and has the best views. Just have to imagine and pretend that the turnpike is not there in at one of the valley overlook spots along the way. I usually don't take the towpath back to Boston from Peninsula just do an out and back and it's a nice day hike through the valley. If you have a buddy with you you can always grab a cold drink at the Winking lizard in Peninsula before you head back too or grab a pint of Mitchell's ice cream from the trail mix store in Peninsula on a hot day and then head back to Boston.

    Colin Rich reviewed Sugar Bush Loop Trail

    over 1 year ago

    I have hiked this trail and the others at Royalview. Easy little hike, some cool spots for pictures.

    Colin Rich completed Ledges Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Colin Rich completed Blue Hen to Buttermilk Falls

    over 1 year ago

    Colin Rich completed Scenic Overlook Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Colin Rich completed Towpath Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Colin Rich completed Red MTB and Sugar Bush Loop

    over 1 year ago

    Colin Rich saved Quehanna Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Colin Rich saved Chuck Keiper Trail

    over 1 year ago