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Deer Lick Cave Loop Trail

Intermediate
 4.1 (23) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A wooded loop around the Brecksville Reservation that includes multiple creeks.


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3.7

Miles

6.0

KM

Loop

858' 261 m

High

657' 200 m

Low

480' 146 m

Up

484' 147 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

25%

Max Grade (14°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Spring · Wildlife

Family Friendly An moderate trail with many features along the way.

Overview

Nearing 4 miles, this loop hike leads visitors through some of the most beautiful, rolling terrain in the park. While many trails see high visitor traffic, this trail offers a more secluded route, perfect for those looking to spend some time away from the city.

Description

The Deer Lick Cave Loop Trail is a nice wooded trail through the Brecksville Reservation. A portion of the trail follows the Valley Parkway which is a good place to start the trail since there is parking along that road. The trailhead along this road is also where the Deer Lick Cave is. As you head north along the parkway, you meet up with Chippewa Creek Drive, which is another good access point. There is a picnic area here near the trail.

A portion of this trail is shared with the Bridle Trail, so watch your step. Also, the trail can be muddy and slick during wet conditions. Generally, this whole loop is fairly mellow, and there won't be too many big strenuous hills, though the terrain is rolling. The loop is fairly well maintained and enjoyable.

Contacts

Land Manager: Cleveland MetroParks

Shared By:

Christine Esswein

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  4.1 from 23 votes

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Deer Lick Cave
May 4, 2016 near Brecksv…, OH
The trail crosses straight through this picnic area and continues on the other side.
May 4, 2016 near Brecksv…, OH
Eastern part of the trail along Valley Parkway
May 4, 2016 near Brecksv…, OH

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Jun 6, 2021
Merideth Miller
1.9mi
May 22, 2021
Tom Herr
Goes through Cleveland Metropark, which has many intersecting trails. Much overlays with Buckeye Trail. Crowded. 3.7mi
Nov 29, 2020
Chris Kelly
5mi — 10h 15m
Nov 14, 2020
Susan Santos
4.4mi — 1h 30m
Sep 27, 2020
Crystal Crossett
Sep 12, 2020
George Coghill
4.4mi — 1h 38m
Jul 4, 2020
John Corbin
May 13, 2020
Graham S