Outdoor Activities

Cuyahoga Valley National Park visitors can engage in a wide variety of outdoor activities. Explore some of the options below.

  • A group of people holding walking sticks hike along a forested trail.

    Find information about the various hiking trails in the park.

  • A cyclist rides along a winding gray trail with green plants to the sides.

    Learn more about the park’s bike trails, including opportunities for mountain biking.

  • Person wearing an orange life vest sits in an orange kayak on the river, holding a paddle.
    Paddling the River

    Learn more about paddling on the Cuyahoga River.

  • Uniformed ranger stands on a boardwalk with visitors who hold binoculars.

    Learn more about birding in the Cuyahoga Valley.

  • Two adults and a child sit in mowed grass and eat; the child wears a bike helmet.

    Find a list of picnic areas in the park.

  • Person in a winter coat holds a fish with both hands next to a river, the banks covered in snow.

    Learn all about fishing in the national park.

  • Five people astride horse make their way toward and through a red covered bridge.
    Horseback Riding

    Find a list of horse trails in the national park and nearby metro parks.

  • Hands are shown holding a small bound notebook and a stamp; an ink pad below.

    Learn about Canalway Questing, a seasonal self-guided activity in the park.

  • The moon’s surface as seen through a telescope; shadow covers the top-right third.
    Night Sky Viewing

    Find tips and locations in the park for taking in the night sky.

  • Evergreens and leafless deciduous trees dot a manicured grassy landscape with a small pond.

    Find information about nearby golf courses.

  • Three people in winter coats and gloves smile as they ride down a snowy hill on a wooden toboggan.
    Winter Sports

    Explore some of the ways to experience winter in the national park.


Last updated: August 11, 2023

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