Trip Planner

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The Valley Guide Trip Planner is an all-in-one trip planning page to give visitors to Cuyahoga Valley National Park everything they need to feel prepared during their visit.

For questions and more information please call our visitor center at 440-717-3890.
Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Opportunities for exploring the park and its neighbors are numerous. Check our calendar for daily events.

 Popular Attractions and Activities

Popular Attractions and Activities

Learn about our most popular destinations in the park!

Trails and Hiking

Trails and Hiking

Over 125 miles of hiking trails are available for your hiking pleasure. These trails range from nearly level to challenging.



Bike the trails! Learn more about bikes, mountain bikes, and e-bikes.

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Other Outdoor Activities

From golfing, stargazing, horseback riding and more, Cuyahoga Valley National Park offers outdoor activities to suit all interests.

Visit the Cuyahoga River

Visit the Cuyahoga River

The primary waterway within Cuyahoga Valley National Park is the Cuyahoga River.

Lodging & Camping

Lodging & Camping

Where to stay in and near the park.

Junior Ranger

Junior Ranger

Explore, Learn, and Protect!

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What to Wear

Fall temperatures can range from low 70s during the day to freezing during the night. Fall foliage often peaks in mid-October.

Winter weather conditions can rapidly change due to the lake effect snow from Lake Erie. Temperatures vary from mid-30s to below zero.

Dress in layers. Rain and thunderstorms occur, and trails can be muddy. If you’re headed outdoors, bring a rain jacket and a removable outer layer. In wet or humid conditions, a non-cotton layer against your skin will help keep moisture away. Hiking boots or sturdy shoes are a must on trails, and waterproof footwear is recommended. Also check our Current Conditions page for up-to-date weather alerts.
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What to Bring

Make sure you bring plenty of water when exploring the park. Some locations do not have drinking water available. Do not drink water from streams, rivers, or ponds. Although food is available in Boston and Peninsula areas, bring snacks if you are venturing away from those locations.
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Protect Yourself

Ticks and mosquitoes are common in all seasons. Both carry diseases that can be harmful to humans. To protect yourself, carry and wear bugspray. Wear long pants tucked into sock in tick-prone areas (long grasses, fields) to prevent the ticks from getting onto your skin. For more information visit our Tick Safety page.

Last updated: October 31, 2020

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15610 Vaughn Road
Brecksville, OH 44141


(440) 717-3890

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