• Kendall Hills in summer bloom by Jeffrey Gibson

    Cuyahoga Valley

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  • 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 »

  • Other Closures

    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 »

  • Road Closures

    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 »

Trails Forever

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Trails Forever engages individuals to help the National Park Service and the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park restore, maintain, and enhance the trails of Cuyahoga Valley National Park—for all time, for all people.

CVNP Trail System
As one of the major features of the national park, CVNP's trail system deserves to be around forever—but it needs help. Erosion, encroaching vegetation, and increased use threaten the quality of the trails that you love so much. Funding from the National Park Service alone isn't enough to accomplish necessary maintenance.

Want to make sure the trails of CVNP are still around for the next generation? Here's how you can help.

National Trails Day Volunteer-NPS/ D.J. Reiser

National Trails Day Volunteer helps to rebuild trails in CVNP.


Get your hands dirty and help a trail in CVNP. Click here to check out our schedule of upcoming Trails Forever volunteer events.

Send a gift to Trails Forever and ensure that the trails of CVNP can be maintained for generations.

Join us for one of our special events that support Trails Forever.

History and Accomplishments
We've accomplished a lot since our partnership began in 2007. Click here to check out our recent accomplishments.

Miles to Go...
With your help, we can ensure that the national park can maintain and operate, in perpetuity, a world-class trail system.
Click here to read CVNP's Trail Management Plan.

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Trails Forever Tag
Show your love for trails by picking up this year's trail tag at Boston Store Visitor Center, Canal Exploration Center, Trails Mix stores, or a number of other locations around the park.

Boston Store Visitor Center
1550 Boston Mills Road
Peninsula 44264

Canal Exploration Center
7104 Canal Road
Valley View 44125

Trail Mix Peninsula
1600 West Mill Street
Peninsula 44264

Trail Mix Boston
1565 Boston Mills Road
Peniinsula 44264


Did You Know?

Historic photo of canal boats along the Ohio & Erie Canal.

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.