• Activities:

    Chillin, Photography, Hiking

  • Skill Level:

    Advanced

  • Season:

    Year Round

  • Trail Type:

    Out-and-Back

  • RT Distance:

    1 Miles

Forest
River
Scenic
Waterfall
Wildflowers
Wildlife

This hike leads to an amazing waterfall of about 50 feet in Cuyahoga National Park, Contour Falls, that is unknown by most.

This hike begins at the trail-head of Cuyahoga National Park. Once arrived, you will cross a bridge overlooking the Cuyahoga River. You will take the tow-path left, and follow it under the Route 82 bridge (you will pass a manmade waterfall on your right, but still have 0.4 miles to go). You will take this path for about 0.5 miles until you reach a stream that flows into the river on the right. There are two streams that flow into the river, and you will need to reach the second one. Once spotted, you will need to wade through the water, which is rather shallow. After you are on the other side of the river, you will need to begin hiking upstream. Along the way, be sure to stop and take in the sights around you, it is amazing! Roughly 1/8 of a mile into your hike, you will come to a fork en-route. Make sure you take the path that leads right. Follow the stream for another 1/8 of a mile, and you will arrive at your destination, Contour Falls! This hike is rather challenging, so make sure you are prepared by wearing the appropriate attire, it is well worth getting a little muddy! 

Pack List

  • Waterproof shoes
  • Appropriate attire for weather
  • Water bottle
  • Camera
Read More

Please respect the places you find on The Outbound.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures. Be aware of local regulations and don't damage these amazing places for the sake of a photograph. Learn More

Community Photos

+ Add Photos

Reviews

Overall rating:  Rate this Adventure

Leave a Review

Have you done this adventure? Leave a review!

Are we missing something? Suggest an edit

Nearby Adventures

Hike the Sugar Bowl Loop in Kings Canyon NP

Tulare County, California

First and foremost, to get to this trailhead you need to drive down a 2-mile, one lane dirt road that is quite steep.

6 Saves

Hike to Ehukai Pillbox

59178 Ke Nui Road, Hawaii

This hike starts directly across from Banzai Pipeline, the famous barreling wave at Ehukai Beach.

7 Saves

Winter Hike to Calypso Cascades

1046 County Highway 115, Colorado

While most people go snowshoeing near the Bear Lake or Glacier Gorge area in RMNP, Wild Basin is a much less trafficked option.

5 Saves