Sled Riding Hills are almost part of urban lore and legend- they come and go only with new fallen snow. Where are they? How far away? By the time you find out, the snow has melted. We’ll be your guide this year to some outstanding sled riding hills. Here are our favorites.
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Sled Riding Hill at Good Year Heights Metro Park
The sled riding hill at Newton Avenue is at the Good Year Heights Metro Park. This is a very large steep sledding hill with the help of a rope along the side to help you get back up to the top.
This is a popular, busy sledding hill as it is nestled in a fairly highly populated area, so expect lots of other sledders any time there is a snow!
- Sled ride after dark through 11pm on certain days.
- Heated bathrooms.
- Rope to help you pull yourself up the hill.
- Decent parking.
- Occasional fire barrels to warm by.
- Try off peak hours early in the morning for the best solo experience.
- Park also has cross-country skiing trails.
Water Tower Hill – Sled Riding Hill in Barberton, Ohio
Water Tower Hill offers great sled riding in the NE corner of Barberton, Ohio. With parking at the bottom of the hill and nestled among a residential neighborhood, Water Tower Hill is a hidden gem for all in the Magic City of Barberton, Ohio.
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Sled Riding Hill at Cascade Valley Metro Park
The sled riding hill at Cascade Valley Metro Park is one of the best sled riding hills in Summit County, located in Akron.
Two sides of the hill offer both steep and slow grades for sledding down. It’s about 150 feet of hill with about 200 feet of flat run below it before the tree line.
Burn Barrels are kept hot and flaming by the park ranger staff. The park also offers cross-country skiing trails.
Parking is available at either at the top or at the bottom of the hill. I would suggest parking at the bottom- this will allow you to more easily tell your kids “its time to go”.
Again, try the morning for the fewest crowds.
Munroe Falls Metro Park Sled Riding Hill
If you live near Munroe Falls, check out the sled riding hill near the lake at Munroe Falls Metro Park. You can even go sled riding in the dark on select evenings. The park also has cross-country skiing trails.
North Hawkins Sled Riding Hill at Sand Run Metro Park
The North Hawkins sled riding hill has been a destination for generations! This large sled riding hill is located in the Sand Run Metro Park and is just as fun now as years ago.
There is opportunities to sled in the dark as it is lighted at night. The park also offers ice skating when the pond is frozen over.
Hawkins Hill, West Akron Sled Riding Hill
A local West Akron favorite sled riding hill is at Hawkins Hill!
Enjoy the fire furnace at the South Hawkins Avenue Hawkins Hill too. This is the West Akron sledding hill so except some busy-ness!
Kendall Hills Sled Riding in Cuyahoga Valley National Park
The Cuyahoga Valley National Park offers the most amazing sled riding experience at Kendall Hills. Located deep in the park south of Peninsula on Quick Road, this little known wonder location offers several hills from which to slide down.
A Burn Barrel is located at the top of the hill, and is hidden on the far side of the ranger station at the top of the hill.
This park offers snowshoeing and cross-country skiing trails. The Winter Sports Center at Kendall Lake Shelter offers rentals too. $5 snowshoe rental daily and $15 daily or $7.50 for 3 hours for ski rental. Daily when snow is 4″ (snowshoe) 6″ (ski) deep, 10am-4pm. The Cuyahoga Nordic Ski Patrol monitors the sledding hills and trails.
Firestone Metro Park Sled Riding Hill
Enjoy the sled riding for every age at Firestone Metro Park. There is an enormous hill to accommodate every sledder! Parts of the hills are steep while others offer an easier, slower incline for younger kids. This is an unlit sledding hill, so arrive early. Just look at the fun this family had!
This park also offers cross country skiing trails.
Sled Riding Hill at Furnace Run Metro Park
Check out the Brushwood Area at Furnace Run Metro Park for gentle sled riding experience on a smaller hill. This is an unlit sledding hill, so arrive early. This park also offers cross country skiing trails and ice skating.
North Hill Sled Riding Hill at Patterson Park
If you are near North Hill, the best sled riding hill is at Patterson Park, located off Rt. 8.
Green, Ohio Sled Riding Hill at Boettler Park
For those living in southern Summit Country, check out Boettler Park sled riding hill in Green, Ohio. There is plenty of hills for sledding near the playground, snow boarding, and cross country skiing. Check out this adventure park this family created!
There are heated restrooms.
Sled Riding at Green Leaf Park near Copley, OH
If you’re on the far west side of Summit County near Medina Line road, jump out of Summit County 300 feet to Green Leaf Park. They have a nice hill perfect for families!
Twinsburg Sledding Hill
The Twinsburg Sledding Hill offers slopes for all ages. There is a slope with a high of about 45 degrees at the far end and another slope that is about 30 degrees near Rt 82. This sledding hill isn’t officially part of any park, however it is a popular sledding spot in Twinsburg behind the Kent State School at 8897 Darrow Road in Twinsburg, OH.
Map of Sled Riding Hills
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