Explore the most popular trail running trails in North Chagrin Metropolitan Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Highly recommend this trail. Walked further than the 2.1 miles. Other trails to explore beyond this. Best this time of year. First day of fall!

Great for hiking. I often take my Golden through Chagrin several times a week. Love the park system we have here!

I have grown up going to strawberry lane for family picnics & squires castle for high school hang outs. Now I have introduced my daughter and dogs to the wonderful trails through this beautiful Metro park area. We just went yesterday and did the loop on the bridle trail around and down to the back of the castle. A lot of incline and tree roots, you really feel like your hiking. Hidden bridges. There are alternates paths you can venture on. Careful not to get lost. If you start the bridle trail right when you get into the parking lot, take the incline and follow the blue flower symbol in the signs. You will wind & twist threw the woods up and down and across bridges. No water back through this trail. Then you make the decline down to the castle. Take an easy route down or do some climbing to get down, your choice. It’s a great way to # getoutside #climbthings #explore. We take our 2 Rottweilers, very pet friendly.

Easy to get lost. Recomend having a compass.

A web of trails. Better to the All Trails' GPS if it's your first time.

This place is absolutely beautiful. You definitely need to pay attention to which trail you are on though because it does get a little confusing. We ended up starting on the bridle trail like the map but never cut over to the castle trail and ended up going about 4.9 miles instead, which had some amazing sites. Kinda steep in places though but the scenery is so worth it! The castle is too cool, highly recommend this hike.

Amazing, historic, scenic park. A must-see. Great for kids, too. We loved it!

This is a great trail and is not boring with the turns, a few small bridges and hills. You may see black or gray squirrels, owls and wildflowers in the Spring!

This trail felt like a hero's journey. It had it all - respectable changes in altitude, winding paths, wooden bridges and the sights and sounds of nature. As you approach the end of the trail, the castle and crown for the best trail-ending surfaces (no more spoilers). I highly recommend this trail.

6 months ago

Pretty hike, moderate. Overlook shelter is falling apart.

trail running
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Awesome trail with lots of ups and downs.

hiking
Thursday, September 21, 2017

Nice hike. Be sure to go the whole way to the marsh/swamp. It's stunning and the walking bridges are charming. We did see a few non hiking, non fishing, men who just stood around and made me feel a bit uneasy. There is a bunch of litter as well. Many beer cans. Other than that it was a fun hike.

hiking
Wednesday, September 06, 2017

A fun place to hike, but the paths can get confusing

Monday, September 04, 2017

Very nice trail for family

we recently took 5 of our kids and our dog dozer out to these trails . The castle was amazing , everyone had fun . The trails in the back were beautiful , I would love to return but there are so many trails on this app . Onto new family adventures ! I highly recommend visiting , it's really a nice place and we'll kept .

hiking
Thursday, August 10, 2017

walking
Monday, July 31, 2017

hiking
Thursday, July 27, 2017

Amazing place to explore. Enjoyed the history of the castle and hiking the trails surrounding it.

hiking
Sunday, June 18, 2017

We took a nondescript trail from the castle to the Bridle Trail. It was extra hilly and root covered. And a lot of fun for the kids. Although there was a few times when I had to carry the two-year-old.

There are too many unmarked, rogue trails scattered throughout this park. Very popular and busy trails.

Overall the area is cool, but it's too busy for my liking.

Love it. This place has special meaning to me since I grew up so close to it.

hiking
Sunday, July 31, 2016

Had a great time. Combined all the trails and completed the entire North Chagrin Reservation. There were quite a few times when we had to check our map because there are many connector trails that branch off, but it was part of the adventure. Great work-out! Will definitely come back again!

walking
Sunday, July 24, 2016

Very nice entrance with the castle!Trails seem like they go on for a while so if you like to hike for a couple hours this is the place for you.

hiking
Saturday, July 09, 2016

Beautiful trail, my family and I really enjoyed the views as well the the magnificent huge old trees.

hiking
Monday, June 27, 2016

A bit confusing. Beautiful views. A bit more crowded than my liking. Castle is fun to explore.

hiking
Sunday, June 26, 2016

Beautiful trail.

hiking
Sunday, October 11, 2015

I liked the trail itself but there's so many random branches that lead nowhere or into a field that I was constantly checking my map, kind of took away from enjoying the trail

Trailhead was easy to moderate. The Squire Castle Gatehouse was worth checking out, and the Nature Center at North Chagrin had some interesting displays of local animals. Was able to add another decal to our walking sticks.

trail running
Thursday, June 11, 2015

Great for running and endurance workouts. Connects to a labyrinth of trails in Cleveland Metroparks. Easy to get lost with all the great views.

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