Explore the most popular forest trails in Bedford Reservation with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

17 days ago

The creek and waterfalls are beautiful. It was a great 1-hour walk and exploring time with the kids (8 and 10-years). There are lots of seashells on the shore for the kids to find. You can really see the different rock layers along the river, and there is a plaque describing how the layers wear differently to create the rock formations. There are also plaques explaining the history of the place, as it used to have a mill and hydroelectric plant. The only problem is some trash and graffiti.

A scenic out and back trail with wild flowers and a serene creek & Falls. We loved it!

Nice trail we went rock climbing too
Got off the trail a little. It was easy to find way back

Been back there so many times. Beautiful, quiet, a peaceful place to think. Going off the trail to explore new areas is just as fun and staying on it. But be careful you dont accidentally wander onto the mountain biker trails. Almost got taken out a couple times by mistake!

2 months ago

My first time there today,loved it,even though I had to cut my hike short due to pouring rain.

Waterfall is beautiful frozen, favorite part of the trail!

The scenery is beautiful. Some areas were a little steep and along with the leaves it was a little slippery. There was one section that was full of thorn bushes and our coats and clothes snagged the whole way. Muddy as all hell but overall a great hike.

quiet trail that's a bit overgrown. The trail is not marked in some areas which can lead to confusion.

I walk this trail regularly as I live close by, love the scenery and that it's not all flat

9 months ago

Beautiful trail. Enjoyed it very much. I would do this trail again in the future for-sure.

9 months ago

Grew up on this reservation. This is not part of CVNP despite what a lot of information shows. Bedford Reservation is part of the Cleveland Metroparks system which is independent and completely apart from CVNP. This trail just connects parts of CVNP outside the Bedford Reservation but all the main trails are in Bedford. Beautiful place to spend the day.

10 months ago

Please note that the trail starts across the street from parking area.

10 months ago

This trail starts at the Egbert Pavilion and goes past Bridal Veil Falls Overlook and then on to Tinker's Creek Gorge Overlook. As you can see on the map, the trail parallels a road through the reservation. Unfortunately, the closeness to the road takes away from the feeling that you're in nature. The highlight of the trail is definitely Bridal Veil Falls. It's a well-maintained trail and good for hiking, running, dog-walking, and horse back riding. Thank you Cleveland Metro Parks for yet another nice park!

10 months ago

Beautiful trail, best after rain!

Two really nice overlooks. The rest is gentle bridal trail thru forest

Sunday, April 09, 2017

Got lost on this poorly marked trail after the trail followed the road for way too long.
If you wanna walk along a road or through the mud the entire time, you've found the trail for you!

Sunday, April 09, 2017

Cool place. Scenic views of Tinkers Creek along many parts of the trail. Will definitely be back in the future.

Sunday, April 02, 2017

This trail was a lot of fun and had some really great challenges. This was the first time on the trail and could have used a couple more markers. Other than that it was great!

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

We enjoyed a sunny day on the trail. It's definitely worth stopping by Bridal Veil Falls on your way to the overlook!

Monday, February 13, 2017

First time I've done this trail. Really enjoyed it even though it was a bit muddy. Look forward to hiking it when the weather is a little warmer and not as soupy.

Saturday, January 07, 2017

We were able to hike the falls side today. What a difference in scenery within a week! It was a balmy 15 degrees today, but we liked the frozen falls. Nature is beautiful in all seasons.

Monday, January 02, 2017

We decided to go to the left and hike down Tinker's Creek. There is a detour that takes you of off the AllTrails map and loops you around back to the trail. It has to add over a mile to what the mileage states.

That being said, we saw a runner run through the No Admittance sign after we had just finished the detour, so on the way back we went through as well, as we started fighting daylight. There was no difficulty getting through it, but there is an area where the land eroded and the trail disconnects. I could see this being a problem for a horse, since this is a bridal trail, but for hiking...just step off to right or left and walk through a bit of rocks, but nothing major.

I saw that there were hikers who made it a loop but at this time of year, you can't get across Tinker's Creek. It is too far across and not enough big rocks to make it all the way. You have to keep this an Out-and-Back. Awesome trail, though.

Sunday, December 04, 2016

Great trail if you like to find your own way periodically. Used the map app occasionally and had no problems. Great elevation changes and just the right distance.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Cool views and great trails along the river

Saturday, October 22, 2016

beautiful year round! pretty easy too

Saturday, October 22, 2016

I like the variety of the scenery and the terrain.

trail running
Sunday, September 25, 2016

Took the bridal trail - however there was a spot where the trail forked, if you go to the right you end up running along the stream, eventually the trail ran to the stream with no option to cross so I had to turn around and go to the left side of the fork which led up a very steep incline. Once up the incline the trail was really nice. A lot of dead trees to jump over though. Also the was an area closed that had rerouting directions. Went about 3.5 miles before turning around at another steep incline and heading back for a total of 7 miles.

Monday, July 11, 2016

In one area I said 4/5, but really I would prefer this 3/5. The 4/5 is because Mother Nature herself was beautiful and the hiking was nice. It was a great workout, but both Bedford Reservation Trail and AllTrails maps were incorrect. The loop consisted of taking the Buckeye Trail and then looping around on the bridal trail. It showed descending and crossing the stream....however, there is nowhere to cross. When looking down on the current map on Bedford Reservation's website, I noticed it was from 2010.

We attempted to follow the stream a short ways in hopes of finding a nice, rocky area to attempt crossing the stream. We even took off our socks and shoes and made it about halfway across before the rocks underneath became too slippery and not safe. Where the bridal marker showed crossing the stream, there were steps going up a rock wall...but again, no way to get across.

After trekking it back up the steep incline all the way back to the Buckeye hiking trail, we had to walk back the full 7 miles, making it 14.1 miles for us, not the 12.1 listed.

When attempting to take a photo on the trail, I got kicked out of the app and when I got back in and clicked to continue recording, not only does it not track miles correctly, but I lost the red-lined trail map. This happens almost every trail I'm on and recording.

So my advice....when you get up to the park that is also part of the workout trail at the end, make the small loop and just come back in on the same Buckeye Trail you went out on!

Friday, July 08, 2016

I went in April. I got confused in a few parts about which way the trail went--it isn't well marked. At one point I made a wrong turn that took me too perilously close to a huge drop off --this side trail looked clearer than the actual trail until I walked into briar bushes and had to backtrack. I didn't finish. The trail is also really overgrown and single track much of the way (wear pants! I left with a tick). I plan to head back when I'm a bit more prepared for some of the challenges of this spot as it was very beautiful with varying terrain.

Update: I went back and finished today!
I started at Alexander Road and took the bridle trail section first to Frazee house then came back on the buckeye trail section. The trail is pretty clear although mostly unmarked to Frazee House, with 2 or 3 stream crossings, but from there you have to walk up canal road and then onto sagamore road until the trail goes back into the woods to the left. There are blue blazes on some trees along the road but it was still a bit confusing, as it looks like this may have been a recent change (there is an unmarked, flooded trail that I assume the road section replaced).
The trail is scenic, but the overgrown vegetation on the bridle trail is an annoyance. The trail is often only a foot wide, and the vegetation was often above the knee, and sometimes taller than me. The buckeye trail section is clearer but has a few parts like that as well. It has been dry so there wasn't much mud. Linda Falls was also dry, as expected. Overall a nice hike, though, with some good challenges.

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