East Rim Trail
ElevationAscent: 199' 61 m
Descent: -200' -61 m
High: 963' 294 m
Low: 805' 245 m
GradeAvg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 10% (6°)
Current trail conditions
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“Cuyahoga Valley National Park's first-ever mountain bike trail.”— Maggie Olson
What Makes It Great:
You’ll be amazed at how much diversity is packed into this relatively short 2.3-mile trail. The terrain is relatively flat and smooth at first but quickly hits a couple of tough rock obstacles and sharp turns. The trail is full of steep downhills and ascents and will keep any biker on their toes. Trail aside, the scenery is incredible. Every time you make a turn or crest a hill, you’ll be met with another gorgeous view. You’ll pass through towering forests that seem to stretch on forever and dense woods that make you feel like you’re passing through a tunnel. The diverse scenery all flows together cohesively into a gorgeous microcosm of your National Park, a perfect adventure.
Who’s Going to Love It:
Mountain bikers looking for a new challenge. This trail is the first of its kind in CVNP, which means a lot of folks have been waiting a long time to enjoy it! East Rim also offers a unique trail experience for trail runners and experienced hikers, though all foot traffic must yield to mountain bikers. Given its challenging nature, this trail is not suited to families with small children, people with mobility issues, or brand-new mountain bikers.