Explore the most popular birding trails in Cuyahoga Valley National Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

on Ledges Trail

2 days ago

Peaceful and easy.

Good times, clean trails. Other than nature's presence no safety hazards. We'll be back!

hiking
6 days ago

Loved loved loved this trail! It was a fun place to explore and beautiful

Overall an easy and scenic hike - not too much challenge here, but beautiful scenery. It can get crowded, so visit on a weekday if possible!

hiking
7 days ago

Park at the Pine Lane Trailhead. Definitely a workout (especially for people just getting back into hiking) on the outward segment of the Buckeye Trail. Be prepared to hike to the top of the ridge. I used the bridle trail to loop back around and hiked back in on the Buckeye Trail. Also be prepared to cross a section of the creek. It was shallow enough that my boots didn't get too wet, but I can imagine after a heavy rain it could get a little trickier to cross.

hiking
11 days ago

Great trail for running/training. Nice few sceneries to be seen on the 4 seasons of the year!!

one of our favorites to revisit & see how much water is up there. we find it easiest to hike thru the water once you go up where the mud catcher is

hiking
17 days ago

One of my all time favorite trails. It’s quiet and peaceful and so beautiful. There are lots of photo ops here. There are 2 rows of trees that are perfectly aligned. Everyone loves taking photos here. There’s also a mysterious home hidden in the woods. You will have to go off the path. There’s a beautiful pond as well with some beautiful wildlife. This trail isn’t too hard but it’s a little longer than most so just make sure you have the time to do the whole thing.

So this trail says hike and bike trail so be aware that the cyclist feel like they own the path and yell out that they are passing you while giving you dirty looks. I love to hike and take pics but I’m always respectful of everybody on the trail. This path is paved and it would actually make a fantastic running path. It’s flat and long and you still get to see pretty things. Birds are everywhere. I really like it out here.

hiking
17 days ago

This trail is beautiful and so peaceful. The river sounds and looks beautiful. There’s lots of people on this trail. The views are gorgeous. I would watch where you’re walking though because there are lots of rocks sticking out of the ground. I will definitely return.

hiking
19 days ago

popular for horses but plenty of scenery change to keep it interesting

on Plateau Trail

20 days ago

Great trail for runners! Numerous options for side trails to add on to your run/hike. Minimal mud and hills.

Nice trail, well groomed with moderate elevation changes.

23 days ago

Good, flat hike to start off the summer season.

only hiked about first half mile or so. a lot of the trail very muddy with some parts leaving trail to walk around standing water. we left because we going late but also because it was so muddy from run off. spring beauties, Colt's foot, and trout lilies are out. beautiful spring day.

2.5hours of early spring beauty. We’ll do it again in 10 days.

Difficult to find a trail and I’m still not sure if the waterfall was dry or if I didn’t find it... cool path anyway :)

great but a little muddy.

on Ledges Trail

26 days ago

Nice, easy kid and pet friendly trail for a great family outing.

27 days ago

Was a great outing and even though it was a bit chilly and wet everyone still enjoyed the views!

hiking
1 month ago

good hike only hard part about it is the somewhat uneven terrain and some log/stream hopping but a beautiful waterfall. I'd like to see it when it's going full volume!

a little confusion with signage. we took "short loop" instead of "Boston trail". trail l is named "Boston run trail". this caused a double back and we didn't complete the "Boston run trail" for this reason.

hiking
1 month ago

Solid trails with great scenery. Minimal wildlife but good otherwise.

Awesome hike! FYI - A potion of the trail takes you behind the ski resort.

I would've given a better rating if more than half the trail wasn't along a busy road. The last part of the trail was more peaceful. Relatively flat except for a downhill at the beginning and a nice short climb at the end.

I appreciate all the directions and the instructions on this site
We’ve done this park so many time s I didn t. Even know this trail existed and how to find it !!
Finally did It today .. best and the coolest hike ever ! Not to miss

hiking
1 month ago

Although a short trail it was an amazing hike with gorgeous overlooks and geological formations.

great for hiking, biking, and walking the dog. Beautiful

hiking
1 month ago

Walked this trail. Well marked Buckeye Trail for first half clockwise to furthest point north, then need to follow the bridle trail which takes a little awareness of direction! Second half went quicker than first half until we came across a bridge out and had to get creative to cross the Creek. Fun scrambling in the undergrowth in the winter. Can imagine in the summer if the bridge isn't fixed it won't be so great....

Scenic and flat but very muddy. I loved the trail portions that weaved through the pine forests.

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