Buckeye Trail - Jaite to Brecksville Station

HARD 44 reviews

Buckeye Trail - Jaite to Brecksville Station is a 7.5 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Brecksville, Ohio that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and birding and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
7.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
669 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

trail running

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

over grown

Cuyahoga Valley National Park 15610 Vaughn Road , Brecksville, OH, 44141-3018 Phone: 216-524-1497 Fax: 440-546-5905 cuva_info@nps.gov

Beautiful and peaceful hike. Mostly single track and very wooded.

horseback riding
5 months ago

Does anyone know how to get to Bedford Reservation from the Brecksville Station area via horseback?
Thank you!
Tammy

hiking
5 months ago

This is a great, challenging trail. There are very frequent elevation changes and different terrain. We really enjoyed hiking here and will be back in the fall to complete the entire trail. This is definitely rough with 88 deg. temp. and 70% humidity!

7 months ago

Tough trail but quiet and beautiful! Well marked, a little muddy and the bugs were a little bothersome, but youll get that anywhere. Theres a good mix of wooded areas and grasslands. The wildlife was also pretty active. Many chipmunks, birds, squirrels and I even saw a wild turkey. Coyotes do live in the area so be wary if youre taking your dog.

Wear as much coverage for sure. The grasslands grow over onto the trail and I made the mistake of wearing shorts and a tanktop.

Overall, a quiet, lovely trail. Would definitely do it again!

hiking
7 months ago

We hiked about half of this before we had to find out way out (time constraints, we had already hiked 10 miles by the time we got here). We plan on going back next week to do the entire stretch. I would take a hiking stick to get through some of the dicier parts (a wood bridge whose slats are breaking, etc). We ended up using branches which were heavy an awkward. Our aluminum sticks would have been a better bet.

hiking
7 months ago

We hiked from the north end this time - definitely not as muddy as the south end which we hiked a month ago. The north end is not as pretty as the south end however. There has been a change in the trail as of May 18, 2017 in the middle section - see photos and recording. It is a very pretty section.

trail running
8 months ago

Muddy muddy muddy. The trail is in disrepair. Several detours and I had to bushwack at one point

backpacking
8 months ago

Very muddy but this was expected. Gets difficult to follow when you come out by the small stream after walking on the overgrown concrete path, just be sure so stay along the stream following the blue taped trees. Loved the hike. Took about 4.5 hours in steady rain with lots of mud and water.

hiking
8 months ago

the hiking was awesome but as noted by someone else there was a lot of mud. Hopefully that changes in a few weeks;) also we met very few people en route so that was a plus. If it hadn't been so muddy this trail would get five stars from me...

hiking
9 months 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.

10 months ago

Excellent hike. Lots of vertical for NE Ohio. Wear your boots very muddy today for good portion of trail. Finished day with cold beer at Winking Lizard in Pennisula

Monday, October 24, 2016

Plan to go back and do the entire trail. Really liked it a lot.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

awesome

hiking
Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Fantastic and challenging trail. Some of the best I've seen in Northeast Ohio. Great elevation challenges and some difficult and rough terrain, but varied. The trail is a narrow footpath most of the way and some sections are overgrown, especially closer to Jaite. This is a great way to get away from the business of some of the park's trails, and it's almost entirely shaded in summer. Add a few miles on the towpath to make this a loop (take the connector trail back from Red Lock to Jaite).

hiking
9 months ago

75% of this trail is nearly ankle deep mud so be prepared for that. Increased the difficulty but it was still a great hike.

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