Thursday, May 3, 2018

CVNP Mountain Bike Trails Update

Along the new Lamb Loop trail in CVNP
The Cuyahoga Valley National Park, in conjunction with partners the Conservancy for CVNP and the Cleveland Area Mountain Bike Association, have recently made announcements regarding the mountain bike trails in the park.

Most significant is the official opening of the new 4.5-mile trail known as the Lamb Loop (formerly referred to as "Phase 2"). This new loop trail was first opened on May 1, 2018. The Lamb Loop is accessible from the Summit Metro Parks Bike & Hike Trail, just north of the Ohio Turnpike overpass.
The Lamb Loop trailhead
The original 2.3-mile loop (formerly known as "Phase 1") will henceforth be called the East Rim Trail. This trail is also accessible from the Bike & Hike Trail, just north of Boston Mills Road.

Both trails follow the daily alternating directions: ride each trail clockwise on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays; ride counter-clockwise on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. Signs posted at the beginning of each loop help you to remember the proper direction to ride.

The trails are monitored by volunteers on a regular basis, with open/closed status updates posted to the @CVNPmtb Twitter feed. When one loop trail is closed, the other is closed as well.
How the Lamb Loop trail got its name
Construction of the new Post Line trail is also complete. This is an expert-level detour off of the East Rim Trail. Construction is in progress on Edson Run, which will be an expert-level downhill trail through the middle of the Lamb Loop. Edson Run is expected to be open some time later this year.

Mountain bikers should use the gravel parking lot on Boston Mills Road, located about 1 mile west of State Route 8.

For more details, including directions and more photos of the CVNP Mountain Bike Trails, go to:

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