Scenic Train Ride
Summer Train Schedule
Our regular National Park Scenic train runs Southbound and Northbound throughout the day. Boarding locations are Rockside station, Peninsula Depot and Akron Northside Station. You can board at any of these stations at the departure times listed for a 3 and 1/2 hour round trip through the Cuyahoga Valley National Park (ie: Board at Rockside station at 9 a.m., return to Rockside station at 12:30 p.m.). For seating options, please refer to National Park Scenic excursion. For Bike Aboard!, you may also board at any of the flagged stops (f).
The train will run Tuesday – Sunday in June through October. To view the train schedule visit, https://www.cvsr.com/train-schedules/
Download the schedule here.
National Park Scenic Passes
Climb aboard and experience the National Park in a new way! On board, you travel through 26 miles of the National Park throughout an approximately 3 hour round trip. Explore the scenery and natural wildlife of the park, including The Beaver Marsh, Indigo Lake, and more! Download our CVSR Train Tracker app and follow along with the Audio Tour, giving you a history of the railroad, the National Park Service, and some of wonders of the Cuyahoga Valley!
Coach Ticket $15 Adults/$10 Children (all day pass)
Coach tickets are valid for a round trip ticket in our coach seating. Passengers seated in coach may de-board the train at any station and re-board at a later time based on the train schedule.
First Class Ticket $23 Adults/$18 Children
Seating is in our first-class car. This car offers additional leg room, head rests and comfortable seating. Passengers in this car may get off throughout the duration of their train ride, but are NOT guaranteed a seat upon re-boarding.
Upper Dome Ticket $28 Adults/$23 Children
Seating is in our upper dome panoramic observation car. This car sits just above our train and offers a “birds eye view” of the park. Passengers in this car may get off throughout the duration of their train ride but are NOT guaranteed a seat upon re-boarding.
*Ticket prices do not include delivery and preservation fees.
To purchase tickets, call 800-468-4070 or click here.
Bike the Towpath Trail in one direction, then hop on the train for a relaxing ride back to your car-or do it in reverse! The train can be flagged down at boarding stations by waving both arms. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the train's scheduled arrival, you will pay your fare when you board. The fee is $5 per person (ages 3 and older). Bike Aboard Passes are available for sale for $35 per person. More information here. *Please be aware of recent Towpath closures as there are no detours.
History of the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
The history of trains in the Cuyahoga Valley stretches back more than 100 years. In 1880, the Valley Railway began operations, transporting coal to Cleveland, Akron, and Canton from the Tuscarawas River Valley and providing passenger service along the way. It became another way to escape the pressures of urban industrial life, and leisure excursions were supplemented by the Guide Book for the Tourist and Traveler over the Valley Railway!
After a decade of operation, the Valley Railway became part of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. In the 20th century, competition from automobiles, trucks, and buses caused the decline of both freight and passenger service. Interest in the line was renewed in 1972 as a scenic excursion route and the Cuyahoga Valley Preservation and Scenic Railway Association was born. Originally known as the Cuyahoga Valley Line, the scenic railroad now operates as Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad.
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad is a private sector, volunteer supported, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization operating in partnership with Cuyahoga Valley National Park and dedicated to the preservation of passenger rail transportation in Cuyahoga Valley and the historic Ohio & Erie Canalway.
Last updated: June 1, 2018