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Black River Reservation

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We Hiked the Entire Black River Trail in about 3 Hours

We hiked the entire Black River Trail today from Ford Road to 611. It was about 7 miles. What a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rocky River, Ohio
Our Lorain County Metro Parks does a great job.

How lucky we are to have such a great park system. Especially Black River Reservation. It energizes... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Elyria, Ohio
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The reservation consists of prairie and swamp, with a 3.5-mile trail running through the middle.
Elyria, OH
+1 216-458-5121
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We hiked the entire Black River Trail today from Ford Road to 611. It was about 7 miles. What a nice walk. It was all asphalt except for minor deviations for the waterfalls, the cottonwood and the offshoots to the river. The bridges were in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mpharveyco
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

How lucky we are to have such a great park system. Especially Black River Reservation. It energizes you to walk among the trees, especially this time of year with the colors. I would rather walk Black River Reservation than a treadmill! It's grate to see...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ChrisandJohn167
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Black River Reservation has a great blacktop path for walking or biking. It is over 6 miles long, crossing the Black River with multiple bridges as it winds through the valley. It is a nice smooth path for easy walking with nice scenery. There...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank windingdown2015
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Tons of public access points to fish the river. Catfish and smallmouth all year long. Steelhead trout from late fall through early spring.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank HeyThere2322
Reviewed 6 November 2017

This is one of good ones that are in the Lorain County Metro Parks collection. There is ample parking and the trails are well-maintained. There are some entry-points to the banks of the Black River itself. All-round, it's a nice metro park.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank arjunpatel1210
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Drove through the reservation this morning, trees are starting to get beautiful colors but still a lot of green.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Jeanette D
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

A great place for walking! Beautiful paths with mile markers to keep you informed on how far you've gone. Various points of entry to tailor your walk/run.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Judy H
Reviewed 18 October 2016

The all-purpose trail is very well-maintained and there are a few challenging hills to climb from one end to the next, whether walking, jogging or biking. I refer to this as my "quick-hitter", as it is easily accessible and takes less than an hour to...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank G1354QZstevew
Reviewed 13 October 2016

The Lorain Metro Parks do it right. This is a wonderful area for it's color in the fall. The park and it's trails are natural but well maintained. It is you and nature. The trails are good for walking or riding and go for miles...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Mebucki
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

This is a very nicely maintained park with an excellent paved bike/jogging trail. You will find yourself in the sun about 70% of the time so plan on water and sunblock. The waterfall, cliffs and the river itself are all fairly scenic but access is...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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