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    Cuyahoga Valley

    National Park Ohio

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  • Valley Bridle Trail Partial Closure

    A section of the Valley Bridle Trail is closed across from the Brandywine Golf Course. There is no estimate of when this section will be open. Please observe all trail closures. More »

  • Plateau Trail Partial Closure

    The outer loop of the Plateau Trail is closed at the Valley Picnic Area junction for bridge repair. The bridge is now unsafe for pedestrian traffice due to accelerated erosion around the base. More »

  • Bald Eagle Closure in Effect Until July 31, 2014

    Returning bald eagles are actively tending to last year's nest within the Pinery Narrows area in CVNP. To protect the eagles from human disturbance, the area surrounding the nest tree will be closed until July 31, 2014. More »

  • Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR) Bridge Construction Closures

    Rockside and Canal Visitor Center boarding sites will be closed through Apr 27. From Jan 18 - Mar 16, CVSR will operate between Akron Northside and Brecksville stations. From Mar 22 - Apr, CVSR will operate between Akron Northside and Peninsula. More »

  • Do Not Feed the Waterfowl and Birds!

    Many people enjoy feeding waterfowl and birds, but the effects of this seemingly generous act can be harmful. Regular feeding can cause: unatural behavior, pollution, overcrowding, delayed migration, and poor nutrition and disease.

  • Closure on Fishing Will Remain in Effect for Virginia Kendall Lake

    Due to the government shutdown, we were unable to survey the fish community in VK Lake as scheduled. Our survey partners (ODNR) will not be able to get into the lake until early spring of 2014. Therefore, the closure on fishing will remain in effect. More »


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Click on the map links below (in pdf format) to help you locate visitor centers, trailheads, and trail routes. If you have difficulty viewing or printing them, printed versions are available at visitor centers. You may also contact us to request a mailed copy.

Cuyahoga Valley National Park Official Map
Download a detailed, cartographic park map. This map clearly shows our four visitor centers:

Canal Visitor Center (north end of the park) (Closed until early 2014.)
Boston Store Visitor Center (middle of the park)
Peninsula Depot Visitor Center (middle of the park)
Hunt Farm Visitor Information Center (south end of the park)
Download the Hunt Farm Area Map.

Our Most Popular Trail for Bicycling and Hiking
Download the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail within CVNP boundaries Map.
Download the Station Road Area of the Towpath Trail Map.
Download the Ohio & Erie Towpath Trail from Cleveland to Zoar Map.

From Lakes to Ledges, Virginia Kendall Unit Trails Offer Great Diversity
Download the Ledges Area Trail Map.
Download the Cross Country Trail Map.
Download the Salt Run and Lake Trails Map.
Download the Boston Run Trail Map.
Download the Virgina Kendall Area Map.

Our Biggest Waterfall
Download the Brandywine Falls Area Trail Map.

W. G. Marshall's Formerly Private Carriage Trail
Download the Old Carriage Trail Map. (Visitors will be unable to complete the trail loop due to the closure of the three damaged bridges. Bridges will be replace/repaired at a later date.)

For Old Fields, Woods, and Ponds
Download the Oak Hill and Plateau Trails Map.
Download the Tree Farm Trail Map.

Bridle and Most ChallengingTrails
Download the Buckeye and Valley Trails: Boston to Everett Map.
Download the Buckeye and Valley Trails: Station Road to Boston Map.
Download the Riding Run and Perkins Bridle Trails Map.
Download the Wetmore Bridle Trail Map.

Did You Know?

Historic photo of canal boat on the Ohio & Erie Canal.

Lock 27 along the Ohio & Erie Canal became known as Johnnycake Lock after several boats ran aground due to flooding. While stranded, supplies ran low and canal passengers and crew ate only corn meal pancakes, known as "johnnycakes".