Most people who come to bike pick the popular Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail. It runs north to south with 20 of its 101 miles inside the national park. The Towpath is a shared trail. Cyclists may encounter runners, wildlife watchers, families with young children, dog walkers, and horseback riders. People are moving at different speeds and may be distracted. To keep everyone safe, we have a speed limit and practice trail courtesy. Seasonally, Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad offers a one-way shuttle service. Only some trailheads have a train station. The Towpath Trail page has trip-planning details, including the mileage between points and trailhead links with descriptions of each section.
The East Rim Trails are for mountain bikers with intermediate skills. The system of four trails offer stunning views, varied terrain, exciting obstacles, and an element of adventure. Our partners manage other mountain biking trails in and near Cuyahoga Valley. There are choices for beginners to advanced riders. Visit our mountain biking page for details.
The Towpath Trail page has a list of the closest bike rental businesses.
Biking the Towpath Trail
This multi-purpose trail was developed by the National Park Service and is the major trail through Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
The East Rim Trail System has stunning views, varied terrain, exciting obstacles, and an element of adventure for anyone who explores it.
Last updated: August 4, 2023