• Photo of the Beaver Marsh by Jeffrey Gibson.

    Cuyahoga Valley

    National Park Ohio

Biking

Cyclists along side train at Indigo 2_285_Paul Stoehr

Bike Aboard! cyclists prepare to board at Indigo Lake station.

©Paul Stoehr


The Cuyahoga Valley has Four Major Bicycle Trails For Your Enjoyment! Ride along the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail, Cleveland Metroparks' Bike & Hike Trail, the All Purpose trails in Brecksville and Bedford reservations, as well as all roads and parking lots. Bicycling is prohibited on all other trails.



Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail
If anything says CVNP, it is the Towpath Trail, which follows the historic Ohio & Erie Canal route. Twenty miles of the trail occur in CVNP. The trail extends beyond the park into the Ohio & Erie Canalway. This fully accessible trail provides a delightful outing for people of all ages and abilities. There are picnic areas, restrooms, and train access points along the way. Download the Towpath Trail Map.

Bike Aboard! is a program where you can bike the Towpath Trail in one direction, then hop on the train for a relaxing ride back to your car-or do it in reverse! The train can be flagged down at boarding stations by waving both arms. Pay your fare when you board. One way: $3 per person ages 3 and up with bike. No guaranteed seats. Find out more on our Scenic Train Ride page.

Metro Parks, Serving Summit County Bike & Hike Trail
Nearly 16 miles of this trail border the park. Ideal for family bike rides, this asphalt trail is managed by Metro Parks, Serving Summit County. A connector trail near Holzhauer Road south of SR 82 provides access to the Towpath Trail.

Cleveland Metroparks All Purpose Trails (Brecksville and Bedford)
Cleveland Metroparks provides over 60 miles of paved, all purpose trails for cycling, walking, running and in-line skating. Motorized vehicles are prohibited on the all purpose trails.

Help for Your Bike
There are a few bike shops in the area that offer rentals and repairs. Click here to see the list.

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