Cleveland Metroparks Royalview Mountain Bike Trail
The Royalview Trail is located in the Mill Stream Run Reservation of the Cleveland Metroparks near Strongsville, Ohio. It was first opened in June of 2012, after many hours of design and construction work by the Cleveland Metroparks and volunteers from the Student Conservation Association and the Cleveland Area Mountain Bike Association (CAMBA).
The trail network consists of two loop trails:
The Yellow Trail - about 3.5 miles
The Red Trail - about 5.5 miles
Both trails are one-way for mountain bikers; ride the Yellow Trail clockwise and the Red Trail counter-clockwise. The trails are open to hikers, so be courteous and follow the rules for shared trails.
The terrain is very beginner-friendly, with gentle climbs and descents, some roots, and very few rocks.
The Cleveland Metroparks has added trail closings for Royalview to their Parkway Alert Line. If you are planning to head over to Royalview for a ride and are not sure if the trail is open or closed, you can now call 440-331-5963 to see if the trail is closed. The alert line is updated every evening and will only mention if the trail is closed, so if the weather is good, you can assume the trail is open. But if it's raining outside, use common sense--the trail will be closed.
Take Interstate 71 to State Route 82.
Turn East on State Route 82.
Turn RIGHT onto Valley Parkway.
Turn at the first RIGHT onto Royalview Lane.
There is a small parking area immediately on the left on Royalview Lane. You can park here and start riding on the Yellow Trail. You can connect to the Red Trail, or follow the yellow arrows along a short section of Royalview Lane to return to the parking area.
There is another parking lot at the end of Royalview Lane by the reserved picnic shelter. You can park here and start riding on the Red Trail, and then connect to the Yellow Trail.
This map is current as of June 2012 and is subject to change. Click here for a downloadable version.