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greenBlue Deer Lick Cave Loop Trail

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3.7 mile 6.0 kilometer loop
92% Runnable
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

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.

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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Jun 26, 2019
Ryan Shumaker
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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  3.9 from 16 votes

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