Black River Reservation

Black River Reservation

Elyria, Ohio 44035

Official Website
Black River Reservation map

About this Location

The Black River Reservation is one of the most popular parks in the Lorain County Metro Park system. The most notable feature is the Bridgeway Trail and the Steel Mill Trail. They total 5.5 miles of paved all-purpose trail that follow the Black River through its meanderings from Elyria to Lorain, spanning four city jurisdictions altogether. The reservation also features three separate picnic areas: High Meadows, Bur Oak and Day’s Dam, each contributing its own special character to the variety and natural beauty of this impressive park.

Notable Trails

Black River Reservation Trails
Bridgeway Trail – 3 miles
Steel Mill Trail – 1.95 miles
Waterfall Trail – .5 mile
Cottonwood Trail – .1 mile
River Overlook Trail
Black River Bikeway

The AllTrails website has descriptions and maps of hikes in the Black River Reservation.


  • Restrooms on site

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