Botzum Trailhead Information

Left to right, path leads from three sided kiosk and bench, past brown restroom and picnic table.
The yellow Botzum Station lies just out of view, beyond the trailhead restrooms.

NPS / Arrye Rosser

Quick Facts
2928 Riverview Road, Akron, Ohio 44313
Botzum Trailhead is a large parking lot serving the Towpath Trail and Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad.
Ohio and Erie Canal District; Ohio & Erie Canalway National Heritage Area; Ohio to Erie Trail; Industrial Heartland Trail Network

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Botzum Trailhead is a large parking lot and the southernmost access to the Towpath Trail in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. It also provides parking for the Botzum Station, used by Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad. The trailhead’s 126 spots rarely fill.

Named for a prominent settler, Botzum was part of a string of small communities that grew up along the canal and later the railroad. Several no longer exist, but their stories remain.

This section of the towpath attracts exercise enthusiasts. It is 2.5 miles north to Beaver Marsh, a popular place to view wildlife. Head south through a commercial district. The towpath intersects Cascade Valley and Sand Run metro parks in 2.5 miles.

Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Last updated: June 11, 2021