Temporary Bridge Installed at Brandywine Creek
A temporary bridge has been installed over Brandywine Creek and visitors will be able to complete the Brandywine Gorge Trail, during good weather. The bridge may be flooded and impassable during heavy rains. Caution signs are in place. More »
Towpath Trail Closures
Towpath Trail is closed from Mustill Store to Memorial Parkway for riverbank reinforcement. Detours posted. Closure will last 1 - 4 weeks into August. More »
Valley Bridle Trail south of SR 303, across from golf course, is collapsed by river. Hard closure. Plateau Trail Bridge, north of Valley Picnic Area is closed. No detours. Plateau & Oak Hill trails are open. More »
Quick Rd is closed from Akron Peninsula Rd to Pine Hollow Trailhead in Peninsula, from Wednesday, 7/16, for 6 weeks. Detours posted. Hines Hill Rd is closed from Tuesday, 7/29 through Tuesday, 8/12 for resurfacing from I271 to the Boston Township Line. More »
Riverview Road Repaving and Closure
Riverview Rd is being repaved from the Cuyahoga-Summit Cty line to Peninsula through Mon, 9/15.Road is open with single lane closures. Riverview Rd is closed from Boston Mills Rd to the Cuyahoga Cty line starting Mon, 7/14 for for 3 weeks. Detours posted. More »
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Haskell Run Trail (.5 miles; 30 minutes)
The Haskell Run Trail makes a short loop, beginning and ending near Happy Days Lodge. Parking is located across the road from Happy Days Lodge on the north side of Rt. 303. The trailhead is located at the southeast corner of the parking lot directly adjacent to the lodge. The trail begins near the Mater Dolorosa cemetery, a small Irish Catholic cemetery established in 1869, and winds down a wooded ravine to Haskell Run. Squirrels, frogs, salamanders, songbirds, and other animals can be observed living in this creek valley. After crossing the creek twice on wooden bridges, it climbs out of the ravine again, ending in the field west of Happy Days Lodge. While hiking this trail, you may wish to extend your hike to include a visit to the nearby Ledges Trail.
Tree Farm Trail (2.75 miles; 1.5 hours)
Parking located at 2075 Major Road, Peninsula 44264 (81° 34.130' W) (41° 14.014' N).
Blue Hen Falls Trail (.5 miles; 30 minutes)
Parking located at 2001 Boston Mills Road, Boston Township, 44236.
Station Road Hike (1 mile; 45 minutes)
Parking located at 13513 Station Road, Brecksville 44141 (81° 35.265' W) (41° 19.119' N).
Did You Know?
The Ohio & Erie Canal, which runs through Cuyahoga Valley National Park, was a 308-mile waterway connecting Lake Erie to the Ohio River. This transportation route, which influenced local and national prosperity, was dug entirely by hand by mostly German and Irish immigrants.