My Mountain Trail climbs one of the many ridges in Brecksville Reservation, providing vistas of the beautiful surrounding hills and valleys. The deep forest and carpet of moss lends a feeling of a Tolkien fantasy to the experience. You half expect a troll or elf to appear from behind a tree!
~ Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area Trail Guide Handbook, 2nd Edition
I first read that description of the My Mountain Trail several years ago when we were new to this area and just beginning to explore “the emerald necklace” of Greater Cleveland. Since that time, the trail name has changed to the Salamander Trail and the Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area is now the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.