Explore the most popular hiking 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.

1 month ago

Short walk to a really nice waterfall.

These falls are very cool ... from the parking lot there is multiple trails you can take, so you could hike for a couple hours or just hike the 5 minutes to the waterfalls.

Tough initial hill, smooth sailing after that.

2 months ago

Like others have said, the markings were a little iffy at times, but overall it was a good trail. The parts that aren’t near the road are really peaceful and there was a great spot to stop & read for a while. I’d definitely do it again someday.

I miss this trail. I now live in Florida and this was my go to running trail while I was living here. Great scenery and difficulty with the elevation changes.

trail running
3 months ago

***12.1 Mile Loop closed near mile 7 (when starting near Fitzwater), forces return trek and 14+ mile round trip***

Beautiful trail. Gorgeous scenery at every turn.

Poorly marked. Spent nearly a mile total in efforts to figure out where to go.

3 months ago

One of my absolute favorite parks close to home. The falls are AMAZING. This is definitely a park to go to if you want to get wet! The natural rock slide through the Via Duct is AWESOME. With or without tubes, it's a great time! If you're not a strong swimmer, remember there is safety in numbers!

One of my most favorite places to hike through! Gorgeous scenery.

4 months ago

Beautiful hike and beautiful falls.

5 months ago

It was such a beautiful day today to go. The paths are so pretty and the Creek is so beautiful. Didn't see alot of people till the end. It was very peaceful and relaxing.

Beautiful along the river. The rest of the trail is pretty, but that was my favorite part. Also didn’t bring my horse, because I’m not wealthy and don’t own a horse. Pretty long trail. Might only wanna walk a third to half of it. Doesn’t really end anywhere interesting. Also, there’s currently a detour on the trail (it’s a big loop near the end).

It was a nice trail. Slightly hard to follow toward the end. But overall - worth doing.

5 months ago

Went for a trail run on this one, the hills are very steep, ups and downs. Stream crossings are enjoyable as long as you don’t mind getting a little dirty. Currently there is a detour for a nature restoration area that makes this trail closer to 8 miles total.

Definitely would have been better on horses because it was a long trail. Ended up only going 5.3 miles since we went during the heat of the day. Still a nice quiet hike where you forget you’re in NEO. I do wish the trail stayed closer to the water though.

7 months 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

8 months ago

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!

9 months ago

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

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Waterfall is beautiful frozen, favorite part of the trail!

Saturday, December 09, 2017

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.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Wasn't bad but there are 2 river crossing that most people won't be prepared for but not bad if you take you shoes and socks off

Monday, September 11, 2017

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

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

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

Thursday, August 03, 2017

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

Friday, July 28, 2017

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.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

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

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Sunday, July 16, 2017

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!

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