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Deer Lick Cave Loop Trail

 10 votes

Length

3.7 Miles 6.0 Kilometers

92%

Runnable

Elevation

480' 146 m

Ascent

-484' -147 m

Descent

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

25%

Max Grade (14°)

858' 261 m

High

657' 200 m

Low

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

Christine Esswein

Overview

Nearing 4 miles, this loop run 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.
Features: Fall Colors — River/Creek — Spring — Wildlife
Dogs: Leashed

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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Dec 22, 2017
Sharon Boggins
5mi
Jun 8, 2017
Ashley Holt
great hills! 3.9mi
Mar 4, 2017
Jessica Kuczmarski
4mi
Mar 4, 2017
EMILIA SANTOS
4mi

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Took a hike out there the other week to scout out the place. Luckily it was 15F and the trails were frozen, if they weren't it can get very very muddy out there after precip. It's got some very nice hills and a good flow. Will report back once I can get a run in. Mar 20, 2017

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