Top Adventures in Peninsula

  • Hike to Brandywine Falls

    CVNP only has one designated camping area with five sites, located behind the Stanford House. The Conservancy for CVNP runs the reservations, and they fill up quickly so plan ahead (I made my reservation about 2 months in advance, and it was the e...

    4.5 miles 300 ft gain

  • Hike the Buckeye Towpath Loop

    Plan to park at the Boston Store Visitor Center. From here, head west on W Boston Mill Road, crossing over the Cuyahoga River, where you'll pick up the Buckeye Trail just after the train tracks on your left-hand side. Follow the Buckeye Trail cros...

    7.85 miles 546 ft gain

  • Hike to Blue Hen Falls

    Within Cuyahoga Valley National Park lies an amazing little waterfall known as Blue Hen Falls. There are few parking spots at the given address but there is an overflow lot right across the street. After parking you will descend down a semi steep ...

    1 miles 0 ft gain

  • Hike the Salt Run Trail

    The Salt Run Trail, which passes through alternating woodlands, meadows, and hills, tends to be less crowded than other popular hikes in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Hikers have reported deer, coyote, turkey, and other birds along this trail...

    4.2 miles 452 ft gain

  • Hike the Ledges Trail

    Drive and park in the area shown on the map. If you are in the parking lot near a big open field, you made it to the right place. There are two ways to take the trail from here, south or north. I suggest that you go North first (towards the she...

    3 miles 400 ft gain

  • Hike up Brandywine Creek to Brandywine Falls

    You first park in the Brandywine Falls picnic area shown there on the map. There are three ways you go can go right off the start. You want to take the trail to the left named the "Stanford Trail." The trail consists of medium to large stones t...

    2 miles

  • Hike Towpath Trail, Cuyahoga Valley NP

    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...

    3 miles

  • Hike to Contour Falls

    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...

    1 miles

  • Hike Chippewa Creek

    Park at the Chippewa Gorge Scenic Overlook and then take the trail south into the woods. About 1/4 mile in just past the covered picnic tables, there will be a slope to the left. This slope is not steep whatsoever and is very easy to take. Take ...

    1.5 miles 200 ft gain

  • Hike to Linda Falls

    Start out on All Purpose Trail, then take Buckeye Trail to the falls. The trail will lead alongside the ravine before reaching Linda Falls. This waterfall does not flow year-round, so be sure to head out after a period of heavy rain. A trail map i...

    2 miles 30 ft gain

  • Hike the Sagamore Creek Loop

    This hike features a small waterfall, as well as views along and above the creek. The trail involves one creek crossing. A trail map is available here.

    3.6 miles 373 ft gain

  • Hike the Bridal Veil Falls and Tinkers Creek Loop

    This popular waterfall and gorge in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park are linked by an easy, well-maintained trail. Both attractions are deserving sights – Bridal Veil Falls measures 15 ft tall, with multiple shale layers creating the veiled effec...

    4.1 miles 321 ft gain

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