Hike Towpath Trail, Cuyahoga Valley NP

Towpath Trailhead - Search Nearby - Added by Mallory McCrea

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.


3 Miles RT




Fitness, Chillin, Running, Hiking

Dog Friendly
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Handicap Accessible
Picnic Area

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We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!


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Nice flat hike

Great hike if you're in the area and wanna get out. Pretty scenery and an easy hike.

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