Cuyahoga County Parks & Nature Preserves

The following list of parks and preserves includes those managed by federal, state, county, and non-governmental agencies (such as the National Audubon Society, the Nature Conservancy, various historical societies, etc.).

We have tried to collect information on the activities and facilities available at various parks, but things may change without us knowing about it. So please double-check the information at the official site (click on the park’s name to go there).




Bedford Reservation (Metro Park)
  • Location: See above link for driving directions and maps.
  • Trail map
  • Total trail length: 5.75 miles
  • Bridle trails
  • Cross country ski trails
  • Gorge, waterfall, hiking, golf
Big Creek Reservation (Metro Park)
  • Location: See above link for driving directions and maps.
  • Trail map
  • Total trail length: 7.5 miles
  • At least some parts are handicap accessible
  • Sledding hill
Bradley Woods Reservation (Metro Park)
  • Location: See above link for driving directions and maps.
  • Trail map
Brecksville Reservation (Metro Park)
  • Location: See above link for driving directions and maps.
  • Trail map
  • Total trail length: 7.4 miles
  • Bridle trails
  • Cross country ski trails
  • Hiking trails, portion of Buckeye Trail, scenic gorge, natuure center, two golf courses
  • Sledding hill
Cleveland Botanical Garden (Botanical Garden)
  • 11030 East Boulevard Cleveland, Ohio 44106 USA
  • Park size: 10 acres
  • Restrooms
  • Has a café, gallery, and garden store. Has indoor replica Costa Rican rain forest
Cleveland Lakefront Reservation (Metro Park)
  • 8701 Lakeshore Blvd, NE, Cleveland, OH 44108-1069
  • Park size: 419 acres
  • Total trail length: 17 mile bike path
  • Fishing (check the official site to see if there are any restrictions)
  • Restrooms
  • Swimming, boating
Cleveland Zoo (Zoo)
  • 3900 Wildlife Way, Cleveland OH 44109
  • Park size: 165 acres
  • Largest primate collection in North America. Over 2 million annual visitors.
Cuyahoga Valley (National Park)
  • 1550 Boston Mills Road, Peninsula, Ohio 44264
  • GPS coordinates: N41.263383, W81.558533
  • Trail map
  • Trail descriptions
  • Park size: 20,339 acres
  • Total trail length: 125 miles
  • Dog friendly
  • Bridle trails
  • Fishing (check the official site to see if there are any restrictions)
  • Good site for bird watching
  • At least some parts are handicap accessible
  • Camp sites
  • Mountain bike trails
  • Cross country ski trails
  • Restrooms
  • Steam train railway, biking along towpath (only), golf, canoeing, ice fishing, Brandywine falls (waterfall), lodging
  • Sledding hill
  • TrekOhio photos and descriptions of Cuyahoga Valley
Euclid Creek Reservation (Metro Park)
  • Location: See above link for driving directions and maps.
  • Trail map
  • Total trail length: 2.5 miles
  • Includes ghost town of Bluestone
  • Sledding hill
Gardenview Horticultural Park (Botanical Garden)
  • 16711 Pearl Road, Strongsville, Ohio
  • Park size: 16 acres
  • Restrooms
Garfield Park Reservation (Metro Park)
  • Location: See above link for driving directions and maps.
  • Trail map
  • Total trail length: 4 miles
  • Good site for bird watching
  • Nature center
Huntington Reservation (Metro Park)
  • Location: See above link for driving directions and maps.
  • Trail map
  • Park size: 103 acres
  • Total trail length: 1 mile
  • Fishing (check the official site to see if there are any restrictions)
  • Sledding hill
Mill Stream Run Reservation (Metro Park)
  • Location: See above link for driving directions and maps.
  • Trail map
  • Total trail length: 8.5 miles
  • Archery range
  • Mountain bike trails
  • Twin toboggan chutes at chalet
  • Sledding hill
North Chagrin Reservation (Metro Park)
  • Location: See above link for driving directions and maps.
  • Trail map
  • Total trail length: 4 miles
  • Bridle trails
  • Good site for bird watching
  • Cross country ski trails
  • Nature center
  • Sledding hill
Ohio & Erie Canel Reservation (Metro Park)
  • Location: See above link for driving directions and maps.
  • Trail map
  • Total trail length: 7.5 miles
  • Fishing (check the official site to see if there are any restrictions)
  • Good site for bird watching
Rocky River Reservation (Metro Park)
  • Location: See above link for driving directions and maps.
  • Trail map
  • Total trail length: 13 miles
  • Bridle trails
  • Good site for bird watching
  • Cross country ski trails
  • Nature center
  • Sledding hill
South Chagrin Reservation (Metro Park)
  • Location: See above link for driving directions and maps.
  • Trail map
  • Total trail length: 3.5 miles
  • Bridle trails
  • Cross country ski trails
  • Nature center, arboretum
  • Sledding hill
Washington Reservation (Metro Park)
  • Location: See above link for driving directions and maps.
  • Trail map
  • Total trail length: 1 mile
  • Golf course (9-hole) & driving range
West Creek Reservation (Metro Park)
  • Location: See above link for driving directions and maps.
  • Trail map
  • Park size: 324 acres
  • Good site for bird watching




Last Update: 2017-07-24 16:32:02

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One thought on “Cuyahoga County Parks & Nature Preserves

  1. Just wondering why there are so few backpacking ” camping ” areas in or near cuyahoga county ? I enjoy “bushcraft” and setting up camp, but so few areas available , unless someone can inform me?

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