Take a walk through scenic trails or host your next event at one of the reservable venues at Rocky River Reservation.
Rocky River Reservation is located in Berea, Brook Park, Cleveland, Fairview Park, Lakewood, North Olmsted, Olmsted Township, and Rocky River. The first land purchased for Cleveland Metroparks — a 3.8 acre parcel purchased in April 1919 — can be seen from the Stinchcomb-Groth Memorial.
The character of the reservation is strongly influenced by the Rocky River. Massive shale cliffs rise above the willows, sycamores and cottonwoods, and many trails wind through the valley's deep floodplain forests, meadows and wetlands. Wildlife is common in the valley and visitors can expect to see numerous bird species and some common Ohio mammals year-round, including the white-tailed deer. Visit Rocky River Nature Center to learn more.
Cleveland Metroparks Affiliate Organization that offers kayaking & stand-up paddleboarding classes and rentals
Located a quarter mile north of the Valley Parkway and Barrett Road intersection, this sledding hill provides a 200-foot slope. A small parking lot...
The raging waters of Rocky River that formed the Berea Falls are a piece of glacial history.
A small parking lot provides access to the waterfall, and a great staging area for cyclists.
This 18-hole regulation course offers the ideal blend of playability and challenge.
Park at Big Met Golf Course, hike the All Purpose Trail, and return for a snack at the Big Met Grille.
These stairs believed to be created by the Early Woodland Indians were restored to provide a scenic view of Rocky River.
Frostville Museum is a living history of 19th century Ohio.
Powered by the water of Rocky River, this gristmill provided grist milling and flour to Rocky River Valley residents.
Enjoy a scenic hike or horseback ride along Lewis Road Trail.
This 9-hole course provides a unique mix playable for all skill levels.
This 9-hole course is ideal for juniors, beginners, or any golfer seeking fast play and scenic views. There is also an 18-hole FootGolf course.
With easy access of of Valley Parkway and parking available nearby, Morley Ford is a great fishing spot for a variety of species including...
With easy access of of Valley Parkway and parking available nearby, Rockcliff Springs Ford is a great fishing spot for a variety of species...
Providing access to over 5 miles of trails and the nature center itself, these trails will take you to the river’s edge, a wetland forest, ponds...
Oxbow lagoon is a former river oxbow that has been enhanced to make it a permanent fishing area. The area offers various sunfish species, crappie...
A public boat launching facility, providing access to Rocky River and Lake Erie, just south of the Detroit Road entrance to Rocky River Reservation.
Scenic Park Picnic Area has everything for the perfect picnic, kayaking adventure, or fishing trip
Paddlers can launch here to access the calm waters of the Rocky River.
Located in a well populated area, this nearly level trail includes a shaded section along the river. The trail length is 0.7 mile.
This area has a hill with a gentle slope, suitable for younger kids and families. Fireplaces are nearby so that cold hands can get warm.
This hill has a gentle slope and is family friendly.
Smoky Memorial celebrates Smoky, a Yorkshire Terrier that aided troops during WWII and later became the world’s first therapy dog on record.
A level winding trail provides views of various large trees and the Rocky River. The trail length is 0.4 mile.
This 30-foot memorial celebrates the accomplishments of William Stinchcomb and Harold Groth, the first directors of Cleveland Metroparks.
Tyler Barn was a part of Cleveland businessman, Washington S. Tyler’s estate and donated in 1921, along with 75 acres of land, by wife.
An extension of our highly popular licensed Nature Preschool Program, our mini summer sessions...
Toddlers learn about Tracks! Make your own and then go on a hunt for some other animals’ tracks.