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Level: Intermediate
Length: 9 mi (14.5 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +160/200 ft
Total: 106 riders
 

Mountain Biking Bedford Reservation

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#36 of 108 mountain bike trails in Ohio
#3,134 in the world

New trail opened June 7th 2014 Trail map - http://camba.us/wp/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/be_singletrack_small.pdf 12 various single track trails In the reservation strung together with the a park jogging type path, and sometimes intersecting or concurrent with bridal trail. One way trail. Nice hills and great views of tinker creek gorge.

First added by on Jan 1, 2014. Last updated Apr 28, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: yes
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: yes
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
I-480 ex 23 Go SE on Broadway, or I-271 ex 23 go NW on Broadway (OH-14) To Bedford Chagrin Pkwy. go SW and will become Egbert after crossing Union. R on Gorge pkwy, Park at the Egbert Picnic Area parking lot in the Bedford Reservation. If it is full, there are many other lots to choose from.
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Q: Track direction
A: There are signs at the entry and exit of each section. The trails are set up for bike traffic to be opposite foot traffic and each end of the section indicate whether it is the entry point for either bike or foot. On the map, the A entry point is for bikes and the B is for foot traffic.

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  • Jstew27
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    I am a beginer and this trail was an absolute blast. I highly recommend this place. The trail map at the park could be a little more clear on how it works.

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  • tonybones
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    Just road these trails ... 2 days in a row ... love them. Perfect workout trails. Not technical but very flowy well marked trails!

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  • JVS
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    Definitely closer to basic than intermediate, but flows well enough that you can work as hard as you want to. The direction and markings on the trail are well done except at a few spots where it wasn't clear (using trail names instead of marker numbers and the newer sections did not have clear travel directions posted).

    There are a lot of connectors and other trail crossings that keep you from getting into a sustained flow, but they are well marked and easy to follow.

    Safety wise, it is designed for foot traffic to go opposite bike traffic and there aren't really any blind corners. Also all of the trail intersections are marked with good signage at the trails and as you approach.

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  • Plant-powered
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    Very flowy trail. Closer to basic than intermediate. However, the dusty, hard-packed surface means high-speed cornering can be tricky. No obstacles but several nice man-made bridges. We drove approx. 90 minutes from Erie to ride the trail and it was worth the trip for a nice recovery ride.

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  • bucknebd
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    Not a bad trail, just not that challenging. The flow can be pretty good here if you start in the right area. ALWAYS take every left turn here, otherwise it is easy to get lost.

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  • Richard Hespen
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    This is a series of short, singletrack trails with good flow and very little technical challenge. There isn't a ton of elevation change, but the trail designers made good use of what is there. The trails are well marked, but the general layout can be confusing. Fortunately, there are maps at some of the trailheads to help you regain your bearings. Since the trails are short and tech free, this is a great place to take the whole family mountain biking. If you're a more advanced rider, well, just ride faster!

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  • malva
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    Nice trail with some elevation changes, nonetheless I found it tricky to find the trails and connect them. Nothing too technical, beginner friendly.

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  • jcarbelo@yahoo.com
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    absolutely great trail for the grade. Had a blast riding this for the first time. Everything seemed to flow together nicely.Not from the area but definitely looking forward to seeing what else Cleveland has to offer with the short time I have to spend here!

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  • Mike Schlund
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    Love the challenges these tracks offer. Took my 13 year old and his friend and rode nearly 12 miles from end-to-end each way. Great to have a track like this nearby!

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  • *****

    Fun fast flowing single track with excellent drainage. It's a series of 10 trails (soon to be 12), each ~a mile long, linked together by the existing paved bike path. It can be somewhat confusing to get from one trail to the next your first time but when in doubt, follow the white blazes and you can't get lost. The trail is in great shape even immediately after a rain. Nothing too challenging but fun nonetheless. Kudos to CAMBA for this one! How about one on the far westside of Cleveland now :)

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  • rossnewbs
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    First time riding this trail, my impression was that it was built well and very fast and flowy. Not too technical, but the huge downside is that I thought this would be a continuous line for many miles. It is not. It is series of loops and trails off the pavement. Don't get me wrong, the lines are nice and very fun, but you have to go back on the pavement to get to other sections. Worth the ride and props to CAMBA.

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