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greenBlue Deer Lick Cave Loop Trail

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Trail

3.7 mile 6.0 kilometer loop
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 480' 146 m
Descent: -484' -147 m
High: 858' 261 m
Low: 657' 200 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 25% (14°)

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Trail shared by Christine Esswein

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

Christine Esswein

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.

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Land Manager: Cleveland MetroParks

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Jul 1, 2019
Tj Smith
Great running workout 4mi
Jun 23, 2019
Prajakta Govande
Bridle trail overlaps with hiking. Beautiful scenic 4mi
Apr 13, 2019
Caleb Weatherbee
4.5mi — 2h 15m
Feb 2, 2019
Emily Zych
Jan 6, 2019
Katie Bingmer
3.7mi
Dec 28, 2018
Alexis Plagens
3.7mi
Dec 21, 2018
Todd Hartong
Fairly flat & although yet it was a hard wide trail. Took a couple jobs across and along the road and a few creek crossings. 4mi
Aug 25, 2018
Brett U

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  3.9 from 16 votes

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