Long Hike through Bedford

This will be a hilly hike of about 10 miles. It starts off with a l-o-n-g hill, and has many other ups and downs. It will probably take at least 3 hours - maybe longer. Due to the terrain and length, I would rate it moderate/strenuous

Most of the hike will be on bridle trails, and about 1-2 miles will be on paved trails or sidewalks. The bridle trails may be muddy if there has been recent rain. There could be an (optional) creek crossing.

Meet in the parking lot of Hemlock Creek Picnic Area, which is located directly across Dunham Road from the end of Tinker's Creek Road. (See map and get directions by clicking location link above.)

Wear shoes that you know are comfortable and broken in. : )

Bring a snack/lunch and plenty of water. I estimate that we will return to our cars by approximately 1:30-2:00.

 


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  • Jess

    Excellent hike this morning, thanks Lynda!

    1 · October 13, 2013

    • Mara

      Had fun thank you. See tou tonight squire's castle.

      October 14, 2013

  • lenny h.

    I had a great time! Thank you Lynda for leading us and everyone for making the hike worthwhile and fun. Good conversations too. Thank you Jess for your praying mantis expertise. That was cool.

    1 · October 13, 2013

  • Lynda

    I really enjoyed it, too. Thanks for being such an enthusiastic group!

    October 13, 2013

  • sue

    Great hike, so glad I could make it, just what I needed :)

    October 13, 2013

  • Mary

    Thank You Lynda for organizing this "Long Hike" it was a great workout. The weather was perfect and scenery along the way was beautiful.

    2 · October 13, 2013

  • Wendy

    Great hike...thanks, Lynda! :)

    1 · October 13, 2013

  • sue

    I will need to leave at 1:00, so I might have to turn back early. It's just to nice of a weekend not to get out and enjoy it!

    1 · October 12, 2013

    • sue

      Only if I get a 2 mile head start, then maybe we would finish at the same time!

      1 · October 12, 2013

    • lenny h.

      That is funny. We'll set a pace we can both make by 1pm. I am sure it will be a great day!

      1 · October 12, 2013

  • Mary

    Hi Lynda, would there be a map available for this hike? or will I be able to download from the MetroParks website and follow the bridal trails? Just in case I fall behind.

    October 11, 2013

    • Lynda

      Sorry, I don't have a map for this exact hike (which I made up), but here is a link to Bedford Reservation pdf map http://www.clevelandm...­.
      I will give you my phone# when I see you on Sunday morning, in case you do fall behind.

      1 · October 11, 2013

  • lenny h.

    Looking forward to a beautiful day with gorgeous surroundings! I may run the last 3 miles if that is ok. Need to scoot by 1pm.

    October 11, 2013

    • Lynda

      I don't have a problem with that.

      October 11, 2013

  • Wendy

    Are we able to bring dogs?

    October 11, 2013

    • Lynda

      Sure, if your dog is used to hiking 10 hilly miles, bring him/her along!

      1 · October 11, 2013

  • Maria

    This is my son's 18th birthday. So if I end up canceling, that'll be why. Hope he'll be okay with me going, though

    1 · October 11, 2013

  • Kristin O.

    Have done this area many times...it is a great workout, especially the first hill!!

    October 1, 2013

    • Lynda

      Won't you join us?

      October 7, 2013

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