Cuyahoga Valley National Park

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. Read More

Ranger with visitors on a hike at the beaver marsh.

Plan Your Visit

There's so much to do in your national park! Whether you're coming for a day or a week, there's something to fit everyone's interests.

Two people look through binoculars at some birds. (c) Sarah Guren

Tips to Avoid the Crowd

During the summer and on holidays, avoid certain areas during peak times. Here are some additional tips.

Children participating in a junior ranger program


From kids activities to school projects we have it all, visit our kids page for more!

passes offered by the park

Fees & Passes

Entrance to the park is free, but you can still purchase annual passes at our visitor center!

two people walking though a field during the sunset


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

view of the boston store visitor center from the tow path trail during a sunny day

Operating Hours & Seasons

Some areas close at dusk. The remaining areas are open 24 hours.

A visitor kayking on the Cuyahoga river NPS / D.J. REISER

Cuyahoga River

The primary waterway within the National Park is the Cuyahoga River. The river is 100 miles long and offers diverse experiences for all.

The Ledges Shelter

Permits & Reservations

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

Band playing on a stage in Music in the Meadow NPS/ D.J. REISER

Music & Arts

Experience live music year-round! From lively folk concerts to outdoor jam sessions, we've got something for everyone.

Last updated: November 2, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

15610 Vaughn Road
Brecksville, OH 44141


(330) 657-2752

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