Explore the most popular hiking trails near Strongsville with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Surprisingly fun trail.

mountain biking
3 months ago

This trail is quite difficult unless you are a skilled mountain biker. Offers a dirt surface with a moderate amount of exposed tree roots as well as plenty of rocks along with narrow passageways creating an obstacle course of dodging and weaving. This trail is quite adventurous but probably better suited for hiking. A good amount of overhead canopy with some wildlife including several deer and a few scenic creeks and ponds.

on Sugar Bush Trail

4 months ago

Beautiful Trail! A bit narrow in places but a fun easy hike

trail running
4 months ago

The yellow loop is a great running trail! The only complaint I have is that it doesn't take you back to the starting point. The trail ended on the opposite end of Royalview Rd. Other than that, it was a nice trail!

5 months ago

Ok, not a lot to see visually. The last 1/3 of the hike is on a paved road. Some of the trail is shared with mountain bikes. There are better options in the area.

I liked it. Beware that plenty of hikers do not keep their dogs on a leash on the sugar bush part of the trail...so if that blatant disregard for metro park policy bother you, now you are forewarned!

A great hike but the 3.5 should be considered point to point. It does not loop back on its own.

confusing. thankfully I had my phone to use as a GPS. the trails run into eachother.

confusing. thankfully I had my phone to use as a GPS. the trails run into eachother.

Definitely wear boots and bug spray on this trail. Nice and shady but muddy. Can’t wait do this one again.

Good walk ! Even my 11 yr son liked it

I had previously done the Sugarbush and yellow loop many times, but decided to change it up and I did this one today. My only complaint (unless I totally missed something) is that it’s not exactly clear how to cross the small stream shortly after diverging from the Sugarbush trail. I initially passed where I was supposed to go and wondered off on a non-official path until it dead ended. Upon turning around and going back, I spotted the marker on the other side of the stream. I had to carefully cross the in the water level to get to the other side navigating around slippery rocks and other debris, however, had the water been slightly higher, it would have been impassable. It seems like there should be a bridge to cross the stream at this point, especially since the Metro Parks have constructed so many other bridges over smaller gaps/streams on the Red, Yellow, and Sugarbush trails. Otherwise though, like I said, a great and relaxing walk.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Trail isn't too difficult to navigate. My dog and I had a lovely run thru the yellow and Brush trails! Yellow trail had tons of cyclists on it, so be mindful.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

I only give it three stars because on this site it says it's moderate I found it to be extremely easy for 9 mile hike that I did just last week it is a very beautiful place but quite easy

Sunday, October 08, 2017

Nice trail. Fairly easy for hiking. Lots of people on bikes so be prepared to step aside from time to time. Somehow at the end I didn’t end up back at the parking lot where I began, but a short walk down the road got me back.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

As a few others have said, it is a nice set of trails but somewhat confusing. We ended up on a few different trails. We brought our dogs (both over 80lbs) and there were lots of tree hurdles they loved jumping over! Was a little more challenging with dogs, otherwise we would have gone further. Great hike though! Not heavily traveled which was nice. Will do again!

Sunday, August 27, 2017

awesome hike with beautiful views!

trail running
Wednesday, August 16, 2017

A little confusing when it hits the yellow trail so we just turned left on yellow and went yellow back. 4 miles exactly. Nice trail.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Great trail!

Monday, August 14, 2017

This was a lovely hike that was nice and quiet and pretty. I did find the trail a bit confusing though. At the trail head it says the trail is something like 1.18miles, but I think that is just one way. When you get to the old sugar shack (a stone footprint of a building and chimney) you have reached (I think) the farthest point, so if you walk towards and over the mountain biking board walk that will get you to the rest of the hike loop to go back to the trail head. Or if you came from that way, go over the board walk and look for the foot path across from the sugar shack. It's not as easy to spot as the mountain bike trail.

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Not too easy, not too hard. I also thought the trail was a little confusing - ended up doing half yellow MTB trail and half red/sugarbush trail for about 3.5 miles. I liked that the terrain was slightly more primitive and the mature trees kept the trails well-shaded.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Nice hike. We walk to where the bike trail intersects and turn back. Not a lot of people on this path. Trails do ride a little close to the edge of a steep hill so be safe with little ones.

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Good hike, especially if you want to move fast. Trails are well maintained. Be alert of mountain bikers though when sharing the trail, so refrain from using headphones as a courtesy to them.

Monday, July 03, 2017

I accidentally did this trail and parts of others. Great trail and much fun.

Sunday, July 02, 2017

I found this trail to be slightly confusing. I will preface by saying this could totally be my fault and not the fault of the trail. Using AllTrails in conjunction with Apple Maps, I'm assuming my entry point was accurate, but maybe it wasn't. It looks like there are three trails here. I set out to do Sugar Bush Trail and apparently ended up doing part Sugar Bush, part Royalview, and part of the Red MTB Trail for a total of 7.6 miles hiked. That said, a word of caution because it can be easy to get off track and on another trail. Regardless, I still found this to be a great trail. Although I got lost, it was still a pleasant hike with some beautiful scenery. The trail was muddy in some spots but overall pretty dry. I would recommend this trail and plan on heading back.

Thursday, June 29, 2017


trail running
Sunday, June 11, 2017

I used the red route as well as parts of the yellow route for trail running. The scenery is beautiful and it's almost all shaded, which keeps the trails cooler during the summertime. The red trail does have a fair bit of roots, logs, uneven ground that makes slows you down if you're trying to run it. On the yellow trail, you have to dodge cyclists, but the path is less obstructed. Overall, it's a great area!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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.

Monday, February 13, 2017

I have hiked this trail and the others at Royalview. Easy little hike, some cool spots for pictures.

trail running
Monday, October 17, 2016

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

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