Everett Covered Bridge Trailhead Information

Firm, flat, unpaved trail curves from kiosk, past restrooms, to the distant red bridge in the trees.
The covered bridge (center) and restrooms (right) are a short walk from the trailhead bulletin board

NPS / Arrye Rosser

Quick Facts
2370 Everett Road, Peninsula, Ohio 44264
Everett Covered Bridge is the only remaining covered bridge in Summit County. The trailhead provides access to the bridge and nearby horse and hiking trails.
Ohio and Erie Canalway National Heritage Area

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The reconstructed Everett Covered Bridge reflects a common historic scene in Ohio. During the 1800s, the state led the nation with over 2,000 covered bridges. Everett Covered Bridge survived until a spring storm destroyed it in 1975. School children, local citizens, private organizations, and government agencies joined hands to secure funds for a historically accurate reconstruction, completed in 1986.

Today hikers, horseback riders, environmental education students, and photographers all use the bridge regularly. Once a year, the bridge closes for a contra dance with dancing over the waters of Furnace Run. Nearby trails include the 5.6-mile Riding Run Trail, open to pedestrians and horses. They also include the 1.9-mile Furnace Run Trail, a walking trail popular for viewing spring wildflowers.

Cuyahoga Valley National Park

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Horseback riding is a popular activity in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Learn about the six “golden rules” of horse trail use. Follow these tips to help ensure everyone feels safe and has a great time on the park’s horse trails.

Last updated: October 25, 2023