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. Get to the station 10 minutes before departure time. Pay your one-way fee when boarding.
Cash is preferred; exact change is appreciated. Seasonal Explorer Passes are available from CVSR, for $50 for a Bike/Hike/Run or a Kayak pass. The Explorer program season is June 1 to October 31. You can catch the train at the following stations.
*Stations with an asterisk are close to river access.
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.