Spring Fever Part 1: Hiking & Biking

Spring Fever Part 1: Hiking & Biking

We’re not sure about you, but our spring fever is at an all-time high while we wait for these pesky Ohio temperatures to finally warm up! Thankfully, Mahoning County is ready to treat our fever, with plenty of hiking and biking trails. Get outside, be rid of your spring fever and visit any of these parks’ fantastic trails!

Hiking & Jogging Trails

Mill Creek MetroParks
Difficulty: Easy | trails that are easy to navigate with minimal hills or rough terrain

  • Lily Pond Circle Trail (0.25mi)
  • Nature Trail For All People (0.1mi)
  • East Newport Trail (1.75mi)
  • Davies Wetland Trail (0.25mi)
  • East Golf (1.5mi)

Difficulty: Moderate | slightly longer trails with some steps and inclines

  • East Cohasset Trail (1.5mi)
  • West Cohasset Trail (1mi)
  • West Gorge Trail (1mi)
  • East Gorge Trail (0.5mi)

For a map of all Mill Creek hiking trails, visit this link.

Lake Milton State Park
Located in the northwest corner of this park is an easy, 1.25-mile nature trail. The trail is paved and accessible off Grandview Road near the beach. Another paved trail can be found near the Meshel Park area, off Mahoning Avenue.

Boardman Park
For a smooth and peaceful hike, visit Boardman Park’s 4-mile North Trail. Created out of asphalt pavement, this trail is ADA-accessible and great for families with small children.

Bike Trails

Mill Creek MetroParks Bikeway
Mill Creek MetroParks is home to many great bike trails, however the longest and most significant is the MetroParks Bikeway. This path is part of the 100-mile Great Ohio Lake to River Greenway. A 10.6-mile paved trail stretches from the Mahoning County/Trumbull County line south to Western Reserve Road. Additional expansion of the trail will begin this year. Restrooms and parking can be found at Kirk Road Trailhead, Mahoning Avenue Overpass and MetroParks Farm.

Stavich Bike Trail
The Stavich Bike Trail is the only trail in the United States to cross through two states and three different townships. Along this trail, cyclists will catch views of the Mahoning River, along with plenty of great spots for bird watching.


Want more information on the hiking and biking trails of Mahoning County? Check out our new outdoor brochure! A digital copy can be downloaded or a printed version can be mailed straight to you, upon request. For more details about all things happening in the Youngstown area, visit the Mahoning County Convention & Visitors Bureau website!