Hike Towpath Trail, Cuyahoga Valley NP

Towpath Trailhead, Peninsula, Ohio, United States

  • Activities:

    Chillin, Running, Hiking, Fitness

  • Skill Level:

    Beginner

  • Season:

    Year Round

  • Trail Type:

    Out-and-Back

  • RT Distance:

    3 Miles

Bathrooms
Dog Friendly
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Forest
Handicap Accessible
Lake
Picnic Area
River
Scenic

This park is truly a haven among the urban areas that surround it. This winter hike is a quick way to get out for some winter solitude. The Cuyahoga Valley National Park trail system is extensive with countless trails to choose from and spans several hundred acres of land surrounding the Akron and Cleveland areas.

The trail starts just south of Indigo Lake along the Towpath Trail near Akron. Head north on the cinder towpath towards Indigo Lake and past the beaver marsh all along the Cuyahoga River. The trail is heavily wooded but runs along the winding road and bike lane that goes through the park, every so often the trail opens up to gorgeous views of the river and the rolling hills beyond it.

It was hard for us to get very far with the camera in hand because the blue skies against the blanket of fresh white snow was just breathtaking. We passed a few folks on the trail, running, dog walking, strolling.

Pack List

  • Snow Boots
  • Gloves
  • Hat
  • Face Mask
  • Water
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Great hike if you're in the area and wanna get out. Pretty scenery and an easy hike.

almost 2 years ago
almost 2 years ago

Mallory McCrea

I'm a wedding and portrait photographer who loves being friends with nature. Currently downsizing to live full-time on the road in a 1985 renovated RV with my husband and a bunch of cats.

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