A two-county rite of hike for naturalists and trail-hungry pathfinders.. Overview The reservation runs through eastern Cuyahoga and western Lake counties, and is home to Squire's Castle, picnic areas, a large marsh, an all-purpose trail and several winter sports facilities. Head to the Nature Center located off Buttermilk Falls Parkway to plan routes with the help of posted maps and staff.
The Experience There are more than a dozen trails. If you've got an entire afternoon, check out the Castle Valley Trail, one of the park's most beautiful trails and a moderate 2.25-mile hike with just one big hill. For an easier walk, try the .75-mile Overlook Trail, near the Forest Picnic Area, or the Hemlock, which skirts a ravine and includes views of small waterfalls. The Hickory Fox, a 1.6-mile loop trail begins from the same trailhead as the Hemlock and winds along a deep ravine, turns into the forest, passing great vine tangles of fox grapes and groves of shag bark hickory.