Protect your pet, other visitors and park resources by following these guidelines and regulations:
Ruth Ottiger (Paw Patrol Volunteer) and her dog Roxy.
Ruth Ottiger (Paw Patrol Volunteer) and her dog Roxy

NPS / Ted Toth


  • Pets must be restrained on a leash that is six feet or shorter in length on all park lands at all times.
  • Pets should not be left unattended. Summer sunshine poses a threat to pets in vehicles.
  • Human companions are responsible for cleaning up and depositing pet waste in trash receptacles.
Where Pets Are Allowed
  • There are over 110 miles of hiking trails and 20 of the Towpath Trail in the park where pets are permitted.
  • Pets are permitted in the Stanford Campground

Where Pets Are Not Allowed

  • In any park building, with the exception of service dogs
  • On the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad Train

Pet Safety

  • Keeping pets on trail and on leash will minimize exposure to poison ivy and ticks.
  • Restrictions on pets in parks are as much to protect your pet as to protect park resources.
  • Use extra caution when hiking in icy and snowy conditions with pets.
  • Carrying extra water is advised, especially during hot months and long trips

Service Animals

  • Service animals may accompany their owner to all park locations.

Last updated: April 20, 2017

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Brecksville, OH 44141


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