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Rocky River Reservation

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Address: 24000 Valley Pkwy, Cleveland, OH 44070
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+1 440-333-0788
06:00 - 23:00
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Love going to the Reservation. I run there often, and bike and hike as well. The trails and roads are well maintained. There is so much variety, from the stairs behind the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
North Ridgeville, Ohio
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North Ridgeville, Ohio
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love going to the Reservation. I run there often, and bike and hike as well. The trails and roads are well maintained. There is so much variety, from the stairs behind the Nature Center with an awesome view, to nature trails,fields, areas for soccer and baseball, the Nature Center itself.

Thank ezrunnerp
Washington, DC
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55 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited the nature center and did the trail loop at the top of the Fort Hill Stairs. At the top of the stairs, there was a geological survey going on with a CSU professor and his class. They were using equipment to map the ground where it is believed Native Americans had a ceremonial structure built. If they were to... More 

Thank DCTraveler3716
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20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

The new Fort Hill steps opened in the fall of 2016. It's a great view from the top! The Rocky River Nature Center is very nice and even has a gift shop. The stairs are in the back of the center. There are wooded trails and a pond right outside too.

Thank JSNK
Warren, Ohio
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 5 February 2017

scenic drive and many things to do from hiking to photography , running or just a picnic there's something for everyone

Thank firemanrichie
Olmsted Falls, Ohio, United States
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 20 January 2017

As I ride my bike through the woods and out, up the hills and down, I am surrounded by trees and the rushing river . Blue Heron fly over my head ,The reserve and nesting grounds , along with other fowl and wild life are on the road ahead, I LOVE Rocky River Reservation. The walking and hiking trails up... More 

Thank Terri M
Fairview Park, Ohio
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27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Bike, hike, walk or run, this is the place to go for all family activities, exercise or simply enjoying nature.

Thank Glenn K
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93 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Rocky River Nature Center is a wonderful indoor experience ~ educational ~ but the property and the trails are amazing! The pond right outside the Nature Center is teeming with wildlife, birds beavers and fish. The stairs up to Fort Hill are rebuilt and now include overlooks are various points on the way (great for pictures). During my shift today,... More 

Thank KGJM
Parma, Ohio
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 December 2016

I think the layout of the walking trails are wonderful. I also love the Nature Center. Great for all ages. I took my daughter there when she was in elementary school . Now she is a teenager and she still loves it.

Thank 37Manifestation
Olmsted Falls, Ohio
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 19 November 2016

If you travel to Cleveland you must visit the park system! It is one of a kind. There are pleasant all purpose trails for walking jogging photography bicycling. A pleasant car ride is highly recommended any time of year.

Thank lindacryan
Cleveland, Ohio
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57 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

This has been one of my favorite places to go since I was a little kid, especially in the fall. If you brave the 122-step stairs up the cliff (or take the back way up if you want to pace yourself), you are rewarded with amazing views of the river and the cliffs it has carved out. Or if you... More 

Thank Laura M

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