Towner's Woods Trail

MODERATE 10 reviews

Towner's Woods Trail is a 3.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Kent, OH that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.2 miles 245 feet Loop

dogs on leash


mountain biking

trail running


cross country skiing

horseback riding





wild flowers



1 month ago

As noted by others it is poorly marked. I relied on this app to stay on course when I was in doubt. Aside from that it was pleasant, I went in October so it wasn't buggy.

4 months ago

As others have said, very poorly marked. Some trail signs and arrows are bleached out or missing. Trails disappear into mowed meadows without clear marking of resumption. Some steep and potentially muddy inclines. More paths than marked here.

6 months ago

Poorly marked. Easy to get turned around. If you are a novice bring a map or your phone.

The trails themselves are very nice. Elevation changes are easy and views are descent. Not much wildlife. After school during the spring you're bound to run into track or cross country kids practicing.

7 months ago

Beautiful trail if you don't care that's it so poorly marked you may never find your way out. Absolutely no reason this can't be marked on trees. Found one intersection with signs to the one and only parking lot yet it said to go in opposing directions. Shame on the portage park system

1 year ago

When I first decided to hike the woods I didn't know what to expect. I quickly came to find s beautiful hiking spot! I'm amazed at how many variations of trails and routes one can take! The trails are well maintained. The only downside is that some of the trails are NOT well marked so be careful not to get turned around if you are a novice!

3 years ago

Nice secluded local trail. Some elevation changes but nothing dramatic. Lake trails are nice and scenic. Usually not too busy. Snow sledding hill in the winter along with cross-country skiing.

Short but lots of trails so you can mix up your hikes.

Park entrance and trailhead is easily accessed from the Portage Hike & Bike trail. Bike racks available. Water fountain and bathrooms.

3 years ago

Not a bad trail did not see many
hikers maybe because the weather was bad

3 years ago

This is a great trail and park for cross country skiing and Trail running. The park also parallels the bike and hike path stretching more than 15 miles.

4 years ago

Lots of paths.

4 years ago

Beautiful views of the water but kind of boring otherwise. The most exciting animal you'll see is a squirrel. The trail goes in a giant loop and there are some nice gazebos. I saw a few dog walkers and that's probably the best idea for this trail.