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.
Know Before You Go
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.
Other Outdoor Activities
From golfing, stargazing, horseback riding and more, Cuyahoga Valley National Park offers outdoor activities to suit all interests.
What to WearFall 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.
What to BringMake 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.
Protect YourselfTicks 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