Red Lock Trailhead River Access

Next to a bridge is a thin, grassy trail that leads down to the Cuyahoga River
Just off of West Highland Road is this Cuyahoga River access point for paddlers.

© Charles Frederick

Quick Facts

Canoe/Kayak/Small Boat Launch, Parking - Auto, Trailhead

This site allows access to a section of the Cuyahoga River Water Trail that is suitable for beginners.

Things to Know for Paddlers

  • Paved parking lot, pit toilet, hiking and biking trail.
  • Dropoff in the gravel access drive at the southeast corner of the Vaughn/Highland Road bridge. Park at Red Lock Trailhead.
  • Dropoff/pickup 250 feet from water’s edge (longer than usual).
  • Pedal/Paddle option. Use the Towpath Trail to bike/run/walk back from Station Road Bridge trailhead.
  • Class I downstream paddle to Station Road Bridge Trailhead involves no permanent hazards.

Red Lock Trailhead

Cuyahoga River access map

Last updated: June 27, 2021