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Black River Reservation

#1 of 10 things to do in Elyria Features Animals
Elyria, OH
+1 216-458-5121
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Nice inner-city park

The all-purpose trail is very well-maintained and there are a few challenging hills to climb from... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2016
G1354QZstevew
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Elyria, Ohio
great out door fun

The Lorain Metro Parks do it right. This is a wonderful area for it's color in the fall. The park... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2016
Mebucki
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Ohio
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The reservation consists of prairie and swamp, with a 3.5-mile trail running through the middle.
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good35%
  • Average20%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Elyria, OH
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+1 216-458-5121
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

The all-purpose trail is very well-maintained and there are a few challenging hills to climb from one end to the next, whether walking, jogging or biking. I refer to this as my "quick-hitter", as it is easily accessible and takes less than an hour to...More

Thank G1354QZstevew
Reviewed 12 October 2016

The Lorain Metro Parks do it right. This is a wonderful area for it's color in the fall. The park and it's trails are natural but well maintained. It is you and nature. The trails are good for walking or riding and go for miles...More

Thank Mebucki
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

This is a very nicely maintained park with an excellent paved bike/jogging trail. You will find yourself in the sun about 70% of the time so plan on water and sunblock. The waterfall, cliffs and the river itself are all fairly scenic but access is...More

1  Thank YoAdrian99
Reviewed 18 May 2016

We are just about 10 minutes from this park and started walking it again yesterday. It's blacktopped so easy to walk on and the length is just about right for us to go back and forth once.We plan on going back daily when the weather...More

Thank Jackie C
Reviewed 17 March 2016

Our family likes to head here to enjoy the bike trail. The part we bike is mainly shaded and flat, although there are hills if you want to go further.

Thank Patricia B
Reviewed 13 February 2016

Great all around nice park. I have a long history with the park. Used to hang out here as a teenager- now I have teenagers! A wide variety of scenery due to the location along the river. Really nice sledding in the winter, nice picnic...More

Thank JP R
Reviewed 11 January 2016

The entire trail is wide and paved, surrounded by the forest with excellent and breathtaking views of the Black River. The grade is mostly flat with some minor inclines/declines. Great place to walk dogs as well. There are restrooms and a water fountain at the...More

Thank Ali M
Reviewed 3 December 2015

okay i grew up in elyria . there used to be a lot more to this place, i did a drive through before i left ohio and was depressed as to how much they had let it deteriorate, good for little kids

Thank marymark059
Reviewed 8 August 2015

We usualy go to north ridge parks, this was first time we went to Elyria's balck river reservation. It was a nice good plae. People were nice. Place was clean. The hike was marked well. East falls was a nice little place. All in all...More

Thank P_Boddeka
Reviewed 15 June 2015

We bought an inflatable kayak and took it out for the first time on the river. There is a kayak launch point, which is really just a short paved path to the river, but it was a nice relaxing time floating around. The water seemed...More

1  Thank Jonathan L
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