Bedford Reservation--Tinkers Creek Gorge Overlook

About this Location

Tinker’s Creek travels 28.2 miles and is the largest tributary that feeds the Cuyahoga River. The creek drops a dramatic 220 feet over a course of two miles and has carved out a steep, walled gorge. The gorge was declared a National Natural Landmark in 1967. Tinker’s Creek Gorge Scenic Overlook offers a spectacular vista particularly in the fall. The Gorge is a National Natural Landmark, which is a site designated by the Secretary of the Interior for its condition, illustrative character, rarity, diversity, and value to science and education. The overlook is wheelchair accessible and located off Gorge Parkway in Bedford Reservation, between Dunham and Egbert roads in Walton Hills.

About Bedford Reservation

Located in Bedford, Bedford Heights, Oakwood, Valley View and Walton Hills, Bedford Reservation gives the appearance of a continuous forest of large trees and challenging terrain, which apparently discouraged early logging operations.

The reservation offers trails and picnic areas and includes Shawnee Hills Golf Course as one of its attractions. Flowing through Bedford Reservation is Tinkers Creek, named for a member of Moses Cleveland’s surveying party. The stream drops a dramatic 220 feet over a course of two miles and has cut a steep, walled gorge. The gorge, declared a National Natural Landmark, is a unique area with numerous tree, shrub, and flower species.

The Tinkers Creek Gorge Scenic Overlook on Gorge Parkway offers a spectacular vista, particularly in the fall. Tinkers Creek Gorge Overlook is wheelchair accessible.

Accessible parking and trails.

Restrooms on site.

Content from Bedford Reservation webpage and Tinkers Creek Gorge Overlook webpage