Deer Lick Cave Loop Trail

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Deer Lick Cave Loop Trail is a 3.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Brecksville, Ohio that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and fishing and is best used from June until June. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.5 miles
370 feet

dogs on leash



trail running







5 days ago

I really enjoyed this hike. Lots of gentle hills and valleys, and enjoyed the rocks and “cave”. Really looking forward to returning in the spring when everything is green.

2 months ago

Beautiful trail with a lot of hills!

4 months ago

Parking is limited but the trail is really pretty

4 months ago

Followed the red trail to the green trail. Red trail wasn't marked that well and at times we had to guess that we were going the right way. Red trail shares time with the horse trail so that meant most of the walk was covered in horse poop, so that was annoying trying to go up the hills and around the poop all the time. We went backward on the green trail and went up the hills. The green trail seemed more populated with dog walkers everywhere. It was a beautiful day and the trails were pretty. I didn't see trash and the water was clear. Stopped at the Nature Center and it was a cute little stop.

5 months ago

Great trail to hike with the family.

6 months ago

Monderate for sure. Beautiful scenery was beautiful.

6 months ago

A lot of steep hills both up and down. Recommend starting at the trail head so you don't see the best parts first.

7 months ago

Nice little cave and ledge like features. But if you explore above the small waterfall near the cave the way the water has carved out its path in the rock is kinda cool if you ask me.

8 months ago

We've done this trail many times, winter through summer. There are some great hills and a valley that leads to the nature center. We end up on the bridal trail and near the end of the hike there is a very steep hill! Several creeks to cross and hills to climb. We love it! We veer off the trail some to catch the bridal trail because it presents more of a challenge. If you do the trail backwards, counter clockwise, there are more uphills than downhills.

9 months ago

It's probably the time in here, but a very muddy trail. The Nature Center was a nice sidetrack.

10 months ago

Fun Little day hike. I did this loop and where the Buckeye trail branches off i followed it out to the towpath to the chippewa bridge to take some pictures. Then headed back and finished the loop. Added maybe 3 miles to the day but it was well worth it. The loop by itself would be maybe a bit lackluster as the feature was not what i was expecting. would do it again though with family or friends. Would be a good trail run as well.

11 months ago

Great trail! Very well marked, scenic, great elevation to break up the flat parts.

Thursday, November 03, 2016

One of my favorite trails.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Beautiful trail. At times the red trail was poorly marked. The carpet of leaves could not give hints when the markings were poor. Not many other hikers for a Saturday afternoon. Challenging terrain at times which made it fun. Nature center was very nice. Nice to have restrooms as well.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Nice hills to break a sweat. Pretty busy on this beautiful fall day. If you seek total solitude try another trail

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Nice trail, but the overlap with the bridle trail is an annoyance. There was also one section unclearly marked when doing the trail clockwise--about halfway through (starting at nature center), I made my way down a section of trail that must have been closed down, but it still had a faded red trail marker on its path. Once down the steep closed off section, it was unclear whether to go left or right on the trail you meet (the answer is left). I guess what you're expected to do instead is follow the buckeye trail back up to the road and then back down... this was clearer going counter clockwise. I wouldn't go back here with my dog because there's too much bridle trail overlap. Salt Run a bit further south has similar difficulty and elevation, but is in my opinion nicer and has no horses/horse poo, so I'll stick to that one. Still a nice trail, with some very challenging sections mixed in with natural beauty.

Thursday, August 04, 2016

Loop trail is very peaceful and somewhat scenic, moderate hike. Great for dogs and children. Never heavy traffic in early morning. I visit almost weekly! Buckeye trail also runs through here.

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Getting there from the nature center was definitely a hike but was pretty worth it. The cave was neat.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

very fun trail! lots of roots so mind your stepping when trail running

Sunday, July 03, 2016

nice trail

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