Geauga County, Ohio


The Maple Highlands Trail South provides multimodal connectivity including accommodations for horse and buggy, equestrians, bicyclists and pedestrians. The trail has two new trailheads that provide ADA accessible parking, benches, pergolas and resting areas for trail users.

Maple Highlands Trail South

Environmental Design Group was hired by Geauga Park District to prepare and provide preliminary engineering and detailed design services for the shared-used path and trailheads, stormwater best management practices, environmental permitting, construction documents, bidding services and construction administration. Engineering, landscape architecture, surveying, earthwork and grading, drainage and erosion control were elements of this project.

Maple Highlands Trail South is a 5.58-mile-long asphalt trail that extends from Headwaters Park (north) to Swine Creek Reservation (south) and connects the two regionally significant parks. This shared-use path is paved at 10’ wide with a minimum of 1’ wide graded grassy shoulders and a widened clear zone to accommodate bicyclists, pedestrians, horse-drawn buggies and equestrians. The trail follows all ADA and AASHTO/ODOT standards.

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