Northeast Ohio’s own Cuyahoga Valley National Park, one of the most visited national parks in the country, is now one of the very few national parks where you can ride your mountain bike.
A collaboration between the National Park Service, the Conservancy for the CVNP, and volunteers, the first 2.3 miles of the East Rim Trail is now open, with a total of 10 miles planned. It will eventually connect to over 100 additional miles of bike trails throughout the region.
* Where can you pick up the trailhead? The East Rim Trail is accessible from the Summit Metro Parks Bike & Hike Trail, just north of the trailhead on Boston Mills Road. See map here.
* When is the trail open? From 6AM to 11PM. You can check the trail status at nps.gov/cuva at their Twitter @CVNPmtb, and by signs posted at the trailhead. The trail will be closed it it’s too wet
* What direction should you ride? The trail will run clockwise on Tues-Thu-Sat, and counter-clockwise on Mon-Wed-Fri-Sun.