Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Wildflowers · Wildlife
This route is a popular one, so be sure to be courteous to other trail users!
This is a popular trail among walkers, especially in the beautiful fall foliage, so be sure to call out your presence before you get too close so you don't scare them.
The Gully Brook Valley Trail is a great trail which loops through and explores Lake County's Gully Brook MetroPark. The trail is marked by a blaze with a silhouetted owl. Starting from the parking area, you can choose to either travel in a clockwise or counter-clockwise direction.
Going clockwise, you'll start from the trailhead on the south side of the parking lot (left as you enter the parking area). The trail is 8-10 ft. wide, level, and crushed gravel, making for a smooth and easy run. The trail weaves through several distinct ecosystems and eventually finishes up alongside a small creek which feeds into the Chagrin River a short way downstream of the park. There are several interpretive signs on the north side of the trail. You'll finish up going past a bonfire pit, playground, bathrooms, and information board before reaching the parking area.
There is a connector trail which bisects this loop and can be used to make for a shorter loop or longer roughly 1.6-mile figure-eights.
Be friendly and say "hi" to the other folks out enjoying this beautiful park!
Shared By: Steve Creech