FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
JANE CHRISTYSON - 216-635-3229 -or- 216-780-9592
BOB ROTATORI - 216-635-3263 -or- 216-339-1699
Cleveland Metroparks recently opened a new extension to its
existing 10.8 miles of bridle trail in Hinckley Reservation.The
trail extension is approximately 1500 feet long and 36 to 40 inches
wide and connects riders from Hinckley Hills Trailhead to a loop
trail near Redwing Cabin. The alignment was chosen to
follow the natural contour of the hillside and to direct users to a
new bridge that facilitates a creek crossing. The trail can
be accessed from the Hinckley Hills Trailhead where there is horse
The cost of the trail extension was approximately $600 for
materials to build the bridge that allows users to cross a stream
safely, while protecting the ecosystem. All the construction for
the trail, including building the bridge, was completed by
Cleveland Metroparks employees.
The trail construction was accomplished using hand tools and
followed sustainable building techniques. Building a trail in a
sustainable manner includes using the natural contours of the land
so that water will drain naturally instead of being diverted using
drainage structures. The water will sheet off naturally, reducing
maintenance time and creating a functional, longer-lasting
Cleveland Metroparks has over 82 miles of trails for equestrian
use. Although designed with horses in mind, all bridle trails
are available for a variety of trail users year-round including
walkers, runners and cross country skiers. Park patrons are
reminded to observe proper trail etiquette at all times, including
yielding to horses.
For more information visit clevelandmetroparks.com.
Get out and get active on a trail in Cleveland Metroparks -
part of your life, naturally!