Current Conditions



Park Closure


  • Alert 1 , Severity ,caution ,, Parking at Blue Hen Falls Parking spaces at Blue Hen Falls have been reduced. Please park at Boston Store Visitor Center. Access the Buckeye Trail from the corner of Boston Mills and Riverview road then hike to Blue Hen Falls. Any vehicle parked on the road will be ticketed.


  • Alert 1 , Severity ,information ,, Ticks Date Posted: 5/29/2018 The tick population is high this year. Ticks are active from early spring until late fall. Tick-borne diseases can be transmitted only by the bite of an infected tick. For more information visit our tick safety page.
  • Alert 2 , Severity ,information ,, Current East Rim Trail Status Click "more" to find out if the East Rim Trail is open for today. In good conditions trail is open 6:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. for bikers and as posted for other trail users. In wet or hazardous conditions, the trail will close to all users to prevent damage.

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Water Quality
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Road Conditions

During periods of heavy rain, Riverview Road can be shut down between the Vaughn Rd intersection and Station Road Bridge. For the most updated information contact Boston Store Visitor Center 330-657-2752.


Trail Closures:

Sections of Towpath Trail Closed For Replacement of Bridges: The Towpath is closed between Deep Lock Quarry and Hunt Farm. There are no detours available. Check back for updates.

Valley Bridle Trail Closure: Valley Bridle Trail south of SR 303, across from golf course, is collapsed by river. Hard closure in place. Signs posted.

Dickerson Run Trail Closed: This trail is closed until further notice.

Trail Conditions/Regulations:

  • 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 440-546-5960.

Last updated: June 14, 2018

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15610 Vaughn Road
Brecksville, OH 44141


(330) 657-2752

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