Brecksville Reservation, Brecksville

4.8
#27 of 109 in Wildlife in Ohio
Brecksville Reservation is the largest urban park in the U.S. state of Ohio. Chippewa Creek flows through the 3,026-acre (1,225 ha) reservation, which is home to a section of the Buckeye Trail. The park supports a diverse set of ecosystems, featuring fields, a river plain, gorges, and a variety of forested areas.
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  • Although we're hikers, we definitely saw strollers, dog walkers and trail runners enjoying themselves. There are also Bridle Trails, so if you're walking on those, you're apt to meet up with a rider....  more »
  • This is an area with some nice views and interesting geology. The trails are well maintained but could have better signage. There were several intersections w/o any markings. If you're not familiar...  more »
  • This place has so many trails that it is difficult to know where to begin! But because I love water I started with the Hemlock Trail near Chippewa Creek at the Gorge Overlook. The trail through the....  more »
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  • I walked the Hemlock Loop Trail and it was the kind of trail I love with good uphill climbs and sweet surprises along the way. It's a very busy trail, most likely due to it's easy access combined with a challenging hike. I can't wait to go back and hike the other trails!
  • Fantastic trails throughout. Deer lick cave is an interesting attraction, but it is very muddy around it. In spring it is often full of frogs. The hills throughout the park are moderate to high for the area, but certainly not mountains. The salamander loop trail ends with a nice overlook that is worth a stop.
  • Very clean park, and we'll placed signs make navigation within easy. We were in the Oak Grove picnic area, and the pavilion was well taken care of and the restrooms were relatively clean. Good place for a family reunion or company outing.
  • We started our hike by the falls near Route 82 taking the paved walking path until we came across the nature center. From there we meandered from path to path heading south and came across some beautiful trails with up and down paths, interesting sights, some stairs, a creek, and pleasant wooded scenery. The terrain was changing with some rocky downhill spots requiring care and attention. Nothing too difficult but a nice minor non-paved challenge. We crossed back over to the paved walking trail and hiked back up. I very nice hour and a half in nature getting some steps in. Beautiful pick for a gentle hike or walk.
  • Plenty of parking, a nice path to walk or ride a bike, and very scenic. Seems to be a popular place judging by the amount of people that were here. Worth a visit if your in the area

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