NOTE: For the next few months, we will be hiking after the sun goes down. There will still be enough light to see our way on the paved trail.
The trail is plowed, but it’s a good idea to wear some sort of traction on your shoes or boots in case there is ice.
This is a great weekly workout* hike. Hike at your own pace, and work your way up to a faster, longer session.
You can hike about half way up the wooded or paved, all-purpose trail to the Welsh Woods picnic area and back (about 2 or so miles), or the entire length of the park and back = about 5 miles . . . or anything in between.
*Workout: a session of vigorous physical exercise or training.
To get to the park, take I-90 to E. 185th Street; exit south. E. 185th becomes Nottingham, and after you cross Euclid Ave. (approx. 1/2 mile) it becomes Highland Rd. Euclid Creek Reservation will be on the right. Turn right onto Euclid Creek Parkway, then turn left into the Highland Picnic Area parking lot.
If you click on Cleveland Metroparks above, you will be able to click on Directions and enter your starting point for directions.