Royalview Trail is a 4.3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Strongsville, Ohio that features a river. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking and walking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Located at and within Sugar Bush Loop trail off Royalton Road in Strongsville, this trail cuts up the middle of the MTB trail, then follows it along.
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.
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
great mountain biking trail
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!
Favorite place to hike near home!
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.
Great trail and a lot of things and places to explore!
accidentally found this trail. Not sure why it's there also, or why it's called the Red Cross Trail