Current Conditions

Closure/Cancellation Hotline: 440-546-5960

Road and Trail Conditions

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.

Buckeye Trail to Blue Hen Falls
The Buckeye Trail between Riverview Road in Boston Township and Snowville Road in Brecksville will be closed until approximately November 5. 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

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.
  • Boston Mills Road between Riverview Road and Black Road is closed to all vehicle and pedestrian traffic due to a road improvement project. Detour signs are posted.

Park Improvements

Brandywine Falls Restroom Improvements
The Brandywine Falls Trailhead is one of the most visited and notable viewing areas in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. As visitation has increased over the years, the existing restrooms are not adequate for the public as they see constant use and require constant maintenance.

The project will remedy the current restroom issues by providing plumbed toilets with running water and a sanitary sewer treatment system.

Currently, and during construction, the park is offering port-a-johns to the visiting public. There are 5 port-a-johns at this location, 3 standard and 2 ADA accessible. They are currently serviced regularly.  If you see any issues, please call park dispatch at 440-546-5945.

For more information, visit Brandywine Falls Restroom Improvements.
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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: September 19, 2021

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15610 Vaughn Road
Brecksville, OH 44141


(440) 717-3890

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