For trip planning questions, please call Boston Mill Visitor Center at 440-717-3890. Rangers are available 10 am - 4 pm.
Top 10 Tips for Visiting Cuyahoga Valley
Get some helpful tips for visiting Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
Know Before You Go
Trails and Hiking
Looking for trail maps or hiking recommendations? The park has over 125 miles! These trails range from nearly level to challenging.
What to Wear
Weather in Northeast Ohio can be unpredictable.
Dress in layers. Rain and thunderstorms occur, as does a freeze-thaw cycle in the Fall, Winter, and Spring resulting in muddy trails and conditions. 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.
Ticks and mosquitoes are common in most seasons. Both carry diseases that can be harmful to humans. To protect yourself, carry and wear bugspray. Wear long pants tucked into socks in tick-prone areas (tall grasses, fields) to prevent the ticks from getting onto your skin. For more information visit our Tick Safety page.
Last updated: January 12, 2022