Headwaters Trail

MODERATE 5 reviews

Headwaters Trail is a 16.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Mantua, Ohio that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

16.8 miles
291 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



mountain biking

nature trips


trail running


horseback riding





wild flowers



Cuyahoga headwaters. And swamp preserve.

3 months ago

mountain biking
Friday, October 07, 2016

A nice ride. The weather was perfect for it.

mountain biking
Friday, October 07, 2016

A great second ride of the day. The weather had cooled down enough to be really enjoyable.

road biking
Friday, August 29, 2014

I found his trail to be terrible for biking. I have a hybrid/trail bike. I rode from Mantua to Garrettsville and back. This trail reminds me of a driveway. In many parts the limestone is non existent. Some areas are covered with large gravel. Some sections of the trail are also used as a bridle trail. It is suggested that horses are ridden on the berm. But all the dung is in the main path. Between the rocks, the sandy areas, the potholes and the crap you really need to pay attention. No leisure riding here. Until this trail receives some improvements, I will avoid it.

mountain biking
Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Nice rural trail that runs from Garrettsville to Mantua, south of Hiram College. Constructed on an old railroad the trail surface is mostly crushed limestone. The section between Asbury Rd. and Limeridge Rd. west of Camp Asbury has the roughest surface which can be sketchy for road bikes, everything else is fairly hard packed. The section west of 700 is also a shared drive with a few homes so watch out for cars. Highly recommended if you're in the area.