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Walk Terra Vista Natural Study Area

The Terra Vista Natural Study Area is a hidden treasure in the local area.  It doesn't seem to be on "the radar", but it's full of nice and varied terrain.

The initial ascent is a little steep, but the hike itself explores a plateau.  One of the interesting things I found up there was an old graveyard from the 1800s.

What to expect

We'll probably spend a couple of hours out there.  There may be a little mud, and parts of the area appear to be marshy, so if it rains be sure to wear appropriate footwear.

How to get there

At the intersection of Canal Rd and Tinker's Creek Rd, head a little ways down Tinker's Creek Rd.  You will see a sign for the trailhead on the left.

Afterparty

There's a great restaurant with outside seating on the river a couple minutes down the road from here.

Tinkers Creek Road Tavern
14000 Tinkers Creek Rd
Walton Hills, OH 44146

Dogs

Dogs are welcome on this hike.

Group hiking ethic

Here are some of the basic safety protocols our group will practice while on the trail:

Since the pace of the group is dictated by it's slowest member, we will take periodic rest stops, waiting until everyone's breathing has returned to normal before continuing on.

Group size will be limited to a manageable number. For a single leader, expect hikes to be limited to ~12 people. For hikes with multiple leaders present, this may increase (one leader will take "sweep", acting as the tail).

The head of the group should usually be within visual distance of the tail. If the group is too "strung out", leader will call for the head to wait so we can gather again.  If another leader is acting as tail, we may allow a bit more "stretch" to the group.

We will stop and gather at all trail branchings and intersections, regardless of the number of leaders present.

We will not abandon you, or leave you behind.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks, Adam and everybody else for a great hike. Little muddy, but it was a good day outside anyways. Well, I've gotta move earlier than I figured, so I'm gonna leave this group. I don't anticipate ever returning back to Cleveland.

    Thanks again!
    - Kyle

    April 18, 2014

    • Adam S.

      Enjoy DC, Kyle! I hope you are able to make it to Tay-Do before you leave =)

      April 19, 2014

  • Matt L.

    Sorry to cancel at the last minute. I'm fighting a cold that I thought I would be over by now. I hope to catch you next time.

    April 5, 2014

    • Adam S.

      Bummer! I was looking forward to catching up.

      April 5, 2014

    • Kristine S.

      Great hike Adam, thanks for leading. I had fun exploring and enjoyed the mud! Glad I chose an extra layer of clothes and my old barn boots! Can't wait to do it again!!:)

      April 10, 2014

  • Julie

    Yes, great hike. Thanks again.

    April 5, 2014

  • cindy

    Thanks Adam it was fun exploring!

    April 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great hike! Looking forward to doing this again.

    April 5, 2014

  • cindy

    I'm coming wait for me I'll be close to 10. :)

    April 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    With the rain today and tomorrow, any advice on how muddy this will be? I'm a good sport but not anxious for a mud bath...

    April 3, 2014

    • Adam S.

      I figure it should be pretty muddy in some parts, but fairly clear overall.

      April 3, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      My fitness level needs some work so I will wait for dryer conditions. It sounds like a beautiful location. Hope you schedule it later this summer again.

      April 4, 2014

  • Linda C

    sorry, have to cancel. I'm a wimp and not geared for the mud yet. Need new hiking boots for that! Catch you all at the next one.....hopefully I'll be geared up :)

    April 4, 2014

  • Leah T.

    I apologize, but I must cancel my attendance tomorrow. My Mom is moving to Cleveland and I have contractors coming tomorrow to get ready for her. I look forward to the next opportunity!

    April 4, 2014

  • Adam S.

    After such a cold winter, I'm so glad that the weather has started to warm up again, and am eager to take advantage of it.

    March 24, 2014

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