Current Conditions

Closure/Cancellation Hotline: 440-546-5960

Current Weather

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Water Quality

Visit USGS Great Lakes NowCast to find the daily water quality conditions for the Cuyahoga River.


Road Conditions

For the most updated information contact Boston Mill Visitor Center at 440-717-3890.

  • Akron-Peninsula Road is closed from Truxell Road to State Route 303 due to severe soil erosion along the banks of the Cuyahoga River. A detour is in place.
  • Hillside Road Bridge is closed for 30 days beginning April 19, 2021.
  • Boston Mills Road between Riverview Road and Black Road is now closed to all vehicle and pedestrian traffic due to a road improvement project until August 15th. Detour signs are posted.

Trail Closures & Regulations:

  • Buckeye Trail to Blue Hen Falls: Beginning May 24, the Buckeye Trail between Riverview Road in Boston Township and Snowville Road in Brecksville will be closed for approximately 120 days. The National Park Service will be completing a major trail improvement project. A detour using the Towpath Trail will be in place for hikers passing through the area on the Buckeye Trail. Access to Blue Hen Falls will be closed for the duration of the project.
  • Brandywine Falls Safety Alert: Do not climb Brandywine Falls or the fences and rocks in this area. Accidents in this area have led to serious injury and death.
  • Virginia Kendall Ledges: No rock climbing is permitted. Please follow the rules to protect your self and the organisms that grow on the rocks.

  • Ice Box Cave: Bat Population Threatened: Ice Box Cave, located at Ritchie Ledges, is closed in an effort to slow the spread of white-nose syndrome (WNS), a fungal disease that has killed millions of bats in the northeastern and eastern U.S. and threatens our bat population in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. WNS is spread by bat-to-bat transmission and by humans transporting fungal spores on their shoes, clothes, and other gear from contaminated sites. Help slow the spread of WNS and reduce disturbance to bats by staying out of the cave. Please report any unusual bat activity, such as bats flying outside during the day in cold winter months or bats clustering near the entrance to the cave. Contact Park Dispatch at 440-546-5945.

    Long Term Closures

    Blue Hen Falls Parking
    The parking lots on both sides of Boston Mills Road are closed.
    Parking is available at Boston Mill Visitor Center.

    Boston Store
    Parking is for limited mobility only. For Towpath access, park in the Boston Overflow lot or in the Boston Mill Visitor Center lot.

    Oak Hill Road
    Oak Hill Road from the northern corporate line of Cuyahoga Falls to the Everett Road connector is closed due to a failure of the embankment along Furnace Run. Posted detour routes are from Everett Road, to Riverview Road, to Ira Road. For updates on this project and others throughout the county, please see the Summit County Engineer's website at:

    Dickerson Run Trail
    This trail is closed until further notice.

    Valley Bridle Trail Closure
    Valley Bridle Trail south of SR 303, across from the former golf course, is collapsed by river.


The information provided is intended to notify visitors of trail, road, and facility closures outside of normal operations. Reasonable effort will be made to keep information current. Road closures and weather-related trail closures often occur without notice and will be posted as information becomes available. When necessary, Park Rangers will issue court citations to persons violating the terms of these closures under authority of 16 USC 3; 36 CFR 1.5(f)

Public Closure/Cancellation Hotline: 440-546-5960

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Law Enforcement rangers in parking lots and on a boardwalk share some helpful tips for avoiding crowds and enjoying the park safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. Public Closure Cancellation Hotline: (440) 546-5960.


Last updated: May 28, 2021

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