Portage Hike and Bike Trail is a 9.8 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Kent, Ohio. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, walking, and road biking.
Good trail. Paved and goes from downtown Kent to Ravenna
Nice walking for kids on a sunny day, but it's mostly a paved walkway. There are areas of earthen trail but it's not strenuous if you are looking for something more. Well maintained and busy at different areas.
This trail is more for walkers, joggers, and bikes than hiking.
Great casual trail for walking, running or biking. Follows old train tracks, so its pretty straight and flat. Secluded for the most part. Some nice wooded sections. You'll hit some larger gravel patches out towards Ravenna. The bulk of this trail is new and it's flat, smooth asphalt. A bit of a river view as you get closer to Kent.
Summer 2013 should see the Portage Hike and Bike Trail connect to the Riveredge Park Trail in downtown Kent as part of the bridge construction.
Be sure to check out the brand-new bike and walking trail that starts at Tannery Park on Stow Street and follows the Cuyahoga River to connect to the Freedom Trail on Middlebury Road. Freedom Trail currently goes to Tallmadge Circle.