A River Renewed

Though a short distance from the urban areas of Cleveland and Akron, Cuyahoga Valley National Park seems worlds away. The park is a refuge for native plants and wildlife, and provides routes of discovery for visitors. The winding Cuyahoga River gives way to deep forests, rolling hills, and open farmlands. Walk or ride the Towpath Trail to follow the historic route of the Ohio & Erie Canal.

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Call the Public Closure Hotline

Areas of the park may close due to overcrowding. For up to date information on closures, please call (440) 546-5960.

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Go Before You Leave Home

Use portable toilets only in case of emergency. Public restrooms are closed. Please "go before you go".

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Reduce Crowding: Choose Another Location

Be flexible and do your part to reduce crowding. Opt for less-crowded park locations and less-crowded days of the week to visit.

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Over 125 miles of hiking trails are available for your hiking pleasure in CVNP. These trails range from nearly level to challenging.

Trip Planner

Trip Planner

Plan your trip ahead of time. Check for alerts, events, safety, and recommendations!

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Basic Information

Find information like our address, weather, and more.

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Be A Junior Ranger

Discover activities you can do as a family inside and outside the home, with children ages 3 and up.

Kendall Ledges Shelter in the Spring

Permits & Reservations

Space rental, photography, weddings, commercial use, research and special events.

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Wings Over Cuyahoga Valley

Explore the relationships between people and nature through this collection of bird photography by Jim Roetzel.

The Canal Diversion Dam viewed from above during the fall.

Removing the Dam

The Canal Diversion Dam is being removed in 2020. This marks a huge win for water quality and the restoration of the Cuyahoga River.

Last updated: May 19, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

15610 Vaughn Road
Brecksville, OH 44141


(440) 717-3890

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