This route contains pavement pathways as well as dirt trails all part of Boyce Mayview Park. The route largely runs the perimeter of the park then cuts through the heart of the wooded area in the park. This route climbs and descends several large hills in the park, and the trails used are generally some of the least muddy in the park. You'll pass by numerous seated lookout areas, playgrounds, and several other trails within the park which means future options abound.
Start at the parking lot located off of Boyce Road next to Ardolino Restaraunt. Start up the paved Perimeter Trail
which climbs to one of the highest points in the park before opening into another parking lot next to the Boyce Gardens. From here, continue on the paved Perimeter Trail
as it descends and eventually terminates at Morton Road. Do not cross the road. Instead, continue onto Morton Falls Trail
which immediately switchbacks down to a bridge and crosses the creek. Once across the bridge, turn right and continue on Morton Ravine Trail
as it slowly climbs another large hill and reaches "Split Earth Point", one of many seated vantage points in the park.
From here, turn right and head down the hill via Switchback Trail
until it terminates at another bridge. Cross the bridge and follow the trail a short distance to a wide dirt trail, Ravine Drive
. Turn right and climb Ravine Drive
until it empties into a grassy opening. Shoot up the short steep hill to the left to access the parking lot above, then follow the lot to the far side where the paved Perimeter Trail
begins again. Follow the Perimeter Trail
up, then later down, the hill and continue to the Baker Park area (playground and baseball field area), staying left at any intersections along the way.
Make your way via the sidewalks past the basketball and tennis courts until reaching another parking lot near the top of the hill. At the far side of the parking lot, pick up the Perimeter Trail
again and follow it down the hill. Once the trail empties into the parking lots, continue through the lots staying to the right until the Perimeter Trail
begins again. Follow this section of the Perimeter Trail
as it curves around the Community and Recreation Center and runs into another playground and multi-purpose field. Follow the trail to the right to loop around the far side of the field. Once around the field, stay right and follow the Perimeter Trail
back to the base of the hill which was descended before. Start up the hill, but this time veer right onto Old Farm Road
After crossing a bridge and reaching the far side of a large open meadow, turn right off of Old Farm Road
Trail onto Between Two Worlds Trail
. Start down Between Two Worlds Trail
a short distance before turning left onto Chartiers Floodplain Trail
and crossing a creek/draw. Continue on Chartiers Floodplain Trail
until reaching Woodlands Trail
. Veer left onto Woodlands Trail
and follow it back to Ravine Drive
once again. Once there, use Ravine Drive
to access the bridge nearby and reach Switchback Trail
again. Use Switchback Trail
to gain the hilltop again, then continue parallelling the ridgeline via Sylvan Ridge Trail
for some time until reaching a linear clearing cut through the woods at a perpendicular angle. Cross the clearing and pick up Old Oak Trail
to continue along the ridgeline until the trail empties at the top of the hill into the Boyce Gardens area. Once here, pick up the paved Perimeter Trail
again and head back down the hill to the original start point.