|Touch Stone Loop trailhead near Egbert Road and Overlook Lane|
I've had the opportunity to ride the new Touch Stone Loop a few times now. It starts at the intersection of Egbert Road and Overlook Lane (see trailhead photo above), also near the start of the Mars Quarry Trail.
There's a few gently rolling ups and downs at the start of the Touch Stone Loop. You'll go over a few new wooden bridges that were built over ecologically sensitive areas.
|One of several wooden bridges along the Touch Stone Loop|
|Entrance to the Touch Stone Loop from|
the Alexander/Dunham Rd parking lot
As you follow the Touch Stone Loop back uphill, you'll reach the intersection of Egbert Road and Overlook Lane again. Cross over the All-Purpose Trail, cross over Egbert Road, and the start of the Mars Quarry Trail will be on your left, where you can continue with the rest of the original Bedford Singletrack network.
We've updated the Bedford Singletrack page on the Century Cycles web site with the new Touch Stone Loop information. Go there to find complete directions for our suggested loop for the whole Bedford Singletrack, which starts at the Egbert Picnic Shelter.
Many thanks to the staff of the Cleveland Metroparks, working with volunteers of the Cleveland Area Mountain Bike Association (CAMBA), for working to expand our mountain biking trails!
Be sure to check the trail conditions before heading out to ride the mountain bike trails. A group of dedicated volunteers checks the trails daily. You can find the latest updates with the park's new Twitter feed; follow @CMPmtb. If you're not on Twitter; don't worry -- you can still go to www.clevelandmetroparks.com/MTBalerts to get the scoop.