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

I had previously done the Sugarbush and yellow loop many times, but decided to change it up and I did this one today. My only complaint (unless I totally missed something) is that it’s not exactly clear how to cross the small stream shortly after diverging from the Sugarbush trail. I initially passed where I was supposed to go and wondered off on a non-official path until it dead ended. Upon turning around and going back, I spotted the marker on the other side of the stream. I had to carefully cross the in the water level to get to the other side navigating around slippery rocks and other debris, however, had the water been slightly higher, it would have been impassable. It seems like there should be a bridge to cross the stream at this point, especially since the Metro Parks have constructed so many other bridges over smaller gaps/streams on the Red, Yellow, and Sugarbush trails. Otherwise though, like I said, a great and relaxing walk.

Trail isn't too difficult to navigate. My dog and I had a lovely run thru the yellow and Brush trails! Yellow trail had tons of cyclists on it, so be mindful.

I only give it three stars because on this site it says it's moderate I found it to be extremely easy for 9 mile hike that I did just last week it is a very beautiful place but quite easy

Nice trail. Fairly easy for hiking. Lots of people on bikes so be prepared to step aside from time to time. Somehow at the end I didn’t end up back at the parking lot where I began, but a short walk down the road got me back.

Great trail!

9 months ago

Beautiful Brisk walk. Also a lot more to do. Walk this trail and walk down to Wallace lake. And see the Waterfall. You can walk across the street and to the butterfly trail. BEAUTIFUL BACK IN THEM WOODS. It has a big hill at the end that some people might not want to walk back up. Saw a family of deer laying down. Beautiful view of the Rocky.river from above. NOTE: this was all on the Butterfly trail across the street.

9 months ago

Well marked path with lots of exercise equipment.

Small trail for a quick run, or walk. Great for small children.

I accidentally did this trail and parts of others. Great trail and much fun.

trail running
11 months ago

I used the red route as well as parts of the yellow route for trail running. The scenery is beautiful and it's almost all shaded, which keeps the trails cooler during the summertime. The red trail does have a fair bit of roots, logs, uneven ground that makes slows you down if you're trying to run it. On the yellow trail, you have to dodge cyclists, but the path is less obstructed. Overall, it's a great area!

trail running
Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Nice trail for all ages. Very muddy so be prepared before you go. Plus, there are some cliff sides higher up the trail without fences. Other than that a great trail!

Friday, March 10, 2017

Nice easy walk. Great views of rocky river. Good for all skill levels.

trail running
Monday, October 17, 2016

great place... the yellow trail is not a loop... thought i was lost....nice trails though..will go back next weekend to do the red trail

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Nice mostly flat walk. About half through the woods and half along the Valley Parkway, a two-lane road. The trail along the road is paved. This trail also features several exercise stations along the way with different suggested exercises to make the most of your walk.

mountain biking
Monday, August 08, 2016

great mountain biking trail

Sunday, July 31, 2016

It was a very good, rigorous hike with lots of elevation changes. The trail is designed for mountain bikes, so it gets a little bumpy at parts, but it made the experience a much more immersive hike as opposed to an easy stroll. I enjoyed it very much and will be back for more!

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Favorite place to hike near home!

Sunday, April 03, 2016

Trail is very muddy if there has been any rain, or, in my case, 1-2" of snow. Pretty, if somewhat monotonous forest with stream crossings, a small lake, a discarded illegal still, and a population of white-tailed deer (spotted 3 large ones). About a half-mile from the end, a detour exists that goes onto the 6 mile mountain bike trail because of a river washout of the normal (yellow) 4.2 mile bike trail. I didn't take the detour and had some scrambling to get across the river. This is a great place when the trail is dry.

Saturday, January 03, 2015

accidentally found this trail. Not sure why it's there also, or why it's called the Red Cross Trail

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