Scenic Train Ride

The yellow "6777" locomotive with a red "V" stripe pulls cars around a bend in the tree lined tracks.
The train rounds a turn near Indigo Lake Station.

NPS / Robert George

*During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad has implemented changes to ensure everyone's safety. For more information, please read the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad's Offical Statement.

All Aboard the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad! The National Park Scenic excursion is a unique way to experience all the natural wonder Cuyahoga Valley National Park has to offer. Sit back and relax as the train weaves through the Cuyahoga Valley and races along with the rushing Cuyahoga River. The route provides passengers the opportunity to possibly spot eagles, deer, beavers, and herons in their natural habitat.

Visit Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad's website for tickets and detailed trip planning information. Rockside and Akron Northside are the primary stations. Schedules vary seasonally. Passengers can choose from a variety of seating options including coach, table top, and executive class. Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad also offers group rates, private charters, and special events.

 

Shuttle Using CVSR Explorer

Bike or hike the Towpath Trail or paddle the river in one direction and hop on the train on your way back! The train can be flagged down at boarding stations by waving both arms over your head. Learn more about the Explorer program on CVSR's website.

Check our Current Conditions page for any Towpath Trail closure alerts.

 

Over a Century of Train Service

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. It also provided passenger service. For people living in the industrial cities, leisure excursions into the countryside provided relief from the pressures, pollution, and crowding of urban life.

After a decade of operation, the Valley Railway became part of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. In the 1900s, 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. 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.

 

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    Last updated: June 30, 2021

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