What Does That Hike Description Mean?

Here's our definition of some terms:

Leisure Hike: A casual walk; 3 or 4 miles in 1-1/2 to 2 hours; frequent stops.

24 minute miles: Like it says. Comfortable walking pace; faster than a Leisure Hike

No pace specified: a 20 minute mile.

Moderate: A little slower and easier than a typical 20 minute mile.

Energetic: A bit faster than a 20 minute mile, or with tougher hills and trails.

Brisk: 15 to 17 minute miles; no waiting for slower hikers

Strenuous: A demanding hike because of the pace and/or terrain; hikers need to be in excellent condition and well prepared.

How Can You Find That Hike's Starting Point?

GPS Coordinates

To help hikers find meeting points, Bill Miller and some friends have compiled a list of the latitude and longitude of more than 300 places where hikes start. You can use these values by putting them into your car's GPS or a smart phone as a place to drive to, or you can put them into a web site like MapQuest and get detailed directions on how to drive to the hike start. To use this, please first read comments about using latitude and longitude. Then check out the list of latitudes and longitudes .


Hike Maps

Of course many hikers prefer maps over GPS instructions. Here are some links to maps:

Individual Cleveland Metro Parks:
Bedford Reservation
Big Creek Reservation
Brecksville Reservation
Euclid Creek Reservation
Hinkley Reservation
Mill Stream Run Reservation
North Chagrin Reservation
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Rocky River Reservation
South Chagrin Reservation

Cleveland MetroParks Total Map You can zoom in on any park with this map and see all trails, facilities, and even contour lines. If you use the mobile version of this map with your smart phone, it will show you where in a park you are at.

Cuyahoga Valley National Park (Map Page)

Lake County Metroparks (Select a Park)



Hike Schedules Formatted for Smart Phones

For viewing on a smart phone, monthly schedules have been formatted with the whole schedule in one column. These are best viewed in the landscape orientation (with the phone on its side).  You can obtain the schedule for a specific month by pointing your phone's browser to www.clevelandhikingclub.org/mobile/home.aspx or by scanning the first QRcode below. Alternately, a smart phone file that is always updated to have the current month's hike schedule is available at www.clevelandhikingclub.org/mobile/HikeSchedule.pdf or by scanning the second QRcode below.
QRhome QRHikeSchedule

3 Column Hike Schedules

The hike schedules below are similar in format to our paper schedules, with 3 columns. To view or download a schedule you must have Adobe Acrobat reader installed. If you do not have it on your computer click here to get it.

Notice that beginning in March 2014 schedules may print to more than 4 pages because of the increased number of hikes.

Compilation of all hikes for a year:

Pete Kenney has compiled a list of all the CHC hike for 2010-2014 in a searchable document for each year:

Click here to open the hike list for 2014.

Click here to open the hike list for 2013.

Click here to open the hike list for 2012.

Click here to open the hike list for 2011.

Click here to open the hike list for 2010.

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