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
Cuyahoga Valley National Park
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.
Tips to Avoid the Crowd
During the summer and on holidays, avoid certain areas during peak times. Here are some additional tips.
From kids activities to school projects we have it all, visit our kids page for more!
Fees & Passes
Entrance to the park is free, but you can still purchase annual passes at our visitor center!
Over 125 miles of hiking trails are available for your hiking pleasure in CVNP. These trails range from nearly level to challenging.
Operating Hours & Seasons
Some areas close at dusk. The remaining areas are open 24 hours.
The primary waterway within the National Park is the Cuyahoga River. The river is 100 miles long and offers diverse experiences for all.
Permits & Reservations
Space rental, photography, weddings, commercial use, research and special events
Music & Arts
Experience live music year-round! From lively folk concerts to outdoor jam sessions, we've got something for everyone.