Squire's Castle at North Chagrin

MODERATE 139 reviews

Squire's Castle at North Chagrin is a 2.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Willoughby Hills, Ohio that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
213 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

horseback riding

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

wild flowers

Actual address for the park and trailhead is 2794 River Rd, Willoughby 44094

hiking
17 days ago

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.

walking
1 month ago

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

2 months ago

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!

walking
2 months ago

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.

trail running
8 months ago

Awesome trail with lots of ups and downs.

hiking
9 months ago

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

9 months ago

Very nice trail for family

9 months ago

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
10 months ago

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.

Thursday, May 04, 2017

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.

Friday, November 25, 2016

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

Saturday, July 25, 2015

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.

Monday, September 08, 2014

Awesome. Great workout.

hiking
Monday, September 08, 2014

Good hills as well as picnic areas, scenery, bridal trails and all of the other great things in North Chagrin Reservation. Almost always a wedding every Saturday.

hiking
Friday, October 11, 2013

Pretty good hike for this area. Trails are not marked well at all though! Do not use this app for driving directions use 2794 River rd, willoughby, OH. Great scenery!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

My wife and I love this set of trails! Provides you with almost endless paths and scenery to enjoy!

hiking
Monday, June 10, 2013

It's a decent series of trails, but it really needs to be marked better. Trails intersect at various points but it's confusing about which way to continue the trail. I highly recommend bringing a paper or digital map otherwise you'll walk around in circles. That said, it's a pretty area.

trail running
Monday, October 08, 2012

Its a good trail but very confusing because of a lot branches... Pls. keep a map to keep you on track.

hiking
Tuesday, August 07, 2012

I stop by North Chagrin every few weeks - it's always peaceful, especially when it's getting dark. It's especially nice to have well-maintained paved (all-purpose and gravel (bridle) trails for walking in the dark... And there are plenty of other smaller trails - marked and unmarked - around the park. It's easy to spend many hours without retracing your steps...

hiking
Saturday, May 19, 2012

This is a very easy trail with areas of moderate difficulty. My wife and I have hiked it many times, often, with our grandchildren. It is a great place to go for a pleasant walk in the woods.

trail running
Tuesday, April 03, 2012

I love the North Chagrin reservation! There are many path choices: All-Purpose Trail for running, walking, biking; Bridle Paths for horses, trail runners, walking; hiking trails that are decently marked... I prefer this metro park to South Chagrin or Euclid Creek.

Lots of squirrels (brown, black, grey), deer, and I saw a wild turkey last summer!

hiking
Friday, March 23, 2012

A beautiful and fun trail to hike. I hiked it many times when my son was young and we both enjoyed it tremendously.

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