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Naturalist-Led Walking Works Hikes


Sponsored by Medical Mutual

June

Bedford Reservation

20 • Saturday
Woodlands of Bedford: Joe's White Pine

Explore a terraced wetland while traveling downward to Tinker’s Creek, to see a beautiful cascading waterfall and Joe’s historic White Pine Tree. 
10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  
Egbert Picnic Area
Terrain: moderate, 2 miles

 

Brecksville  Reservation

14 • Sunday
Get Out...

…and get active. Join us for a hike on the trails in Brecksville Reservation. Over the next several months, we’ll add more distance to this hiking series. 
2 – 4 p.m.  
Ages: adult
Terrain: moderate, hills, 4 miles

 


Garfield Park Reservation

6 • Saturday
Mill Creek Falls Hike

Explore Mill Creek Falls, one of Cuyahoga County’s hidden gems. Learn about Mill Creek’s headwaters and history.
2 – 4 p.m.  
Terrain: some stairs, one hill
216-341-3152




North Chagrin Reservation

13 • Saturday
Ravine Ramble

The cool ravines of North Chagrin Reservation  are home to a variety of invertebrates, amphibians and birds. We will search for signs of life as we walk the creek and climb the hills on this rugged hike. Wettable shoes and clothing recommended. Earn credit for a Walking Works hike, sponsored by Medical Mutual.
2 – 3:30 p.m.  
Wilson Mills parking lot
Terrain: rugged, steep hills, 2 – 2.5 miles
440-473-3370

 

South Chagrin Reservation

10 • Wednesday
Welcome Summer Hike and Campfire

School is finally over and it’s time to play outside! Kick off your summer with an evening listening to the sounds of the season. A twilight walk will end with s’mores around the campfire.  
7:30 – 9:30 p.m.  
Sulphur Springs Picnic Area
Fee: $2, pay upon arrival
Terrain: moderate trails,1 mile 440-473-3370

 

 

July 

Big Creek Reservation

16 • Thursday
Reptile Romp

Learn about this fascinating class of animals on a family-friendly hike in beautiful Big Creek Reservation. We will discuss snakes and turtles and their ecological and evolutionary importance, as well as how to identify some species common in Cleveland Metroparks.
Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Beyer’s Pond parking lot
Terrain: easy, 1.5 miles
440-887-1968

 

Brecksville Reservation

7 • Tuesday
Hiking for the Young at Heart

Hike the Deer Lick Cave Trail. This scenic trail crosses ravines and creeks.
9:30 – 11:30 a.m. 
Ages: adult
Terrain: moderate, hills, 4 miles

 

West Creek Reservation

2 • Thursday
Red, White and Blue Hike
The growing season has led to an explosion of color in Cleveland Metroparks. Join a naturalist to see how many different reds, whites and blues we can find.
7:30 – 8:30 p.m.  
Monarch Bluff Picnic Area
Terrain: wooded trails, 1.5 miles
Ages: families


August

South Chagrin Reservation

30 • Sunday
Family Fun Hike

Have a blast on this afternoon walk in the woods. We'll explore the quiet calm of the deep forest at the end of summer on the Sulphur Springs Loop Trail.
1 – 2:30 p.m. 
Ages: adult, 12 years & over with adult
Sulphur Springs Picnic Shelter
Terrain: moderate, hills, stream crossings, 1.5 miles
440-473-3370

 

West Creek Reservation

4 • Tuesday
Nature Watchers
Join Naturalist Alexa Wagner for a casual hike to see and record plants ad animals currently residing in our pak. We'll add the survey to iNaturalist.org to help promote citizen scientist projects.
10 – 11:30 a.m.  
Monarch Bluff Picnic Area
Terrain: moderate, 1 mile
440-887-1968


19 • Wednesday
Meadow Flowers
It's been a few months since our spring wildflowers have bloomed, so let's enjoy our meadow flowers. Learn to identify our common meadow species as we take a hike around our meadow..
1 – 13 p.m.  
Monarch Bluff Picnic Area
Terrain: easy, 1 mile
440-887-1968