Promoting the bicycling lifestyle in The Buckeye State
Twinsburg City Park Loop
The Twinsburg City Park Loop combines two bike/hike trails with some connecting public streets for a route of a little over 4 miles. The Center Valley Park Trail is a paved, flat trail of about 1.75 miles through the park of the same name, with two bridges over Tinker’s Creek. The Old Hickory Trail is an unpaved trail of dirt and gravel and seven wooden bridges.
The route starts at Dodge Intermediate School on Ravenna Road. There is trail parking available, and the Center Valley Park Trail begins right next to the picnic shelter in the corner of the parking lot. There is a smaller, alternate parking lot at the northern end of the Center Valley Park Trail on Glenwood Drive.
The Old Hickory Trail has some short but steep hills that may be a challenge for inexperienced riders. Running water from rain storms often leaves large ruts. A mountain bike or hybrid with wide tires is recommended. There is no dedicated parking area for the Old Hickory Trail.
The on-street sections have sidewalks in most cases, making the route appropriate for families with small children. The exception is the short stretch on Ravenna Road. There is a dedicated paved bike path along the Officer Joshua T. Miktarian Memorial Parkway.