Explore the most popular wildlife 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.

Very diverse terrain which makes for an enjoyable, rough hike

Great hike! Connected Ledges, Lake, and Salt Run Trails for 9.5 miles. The Ledges trail had a lot of interesting geology!

very fun and beautiful trail. the falls are beautiful to see at any time of year. trail has multiple access points to enter to play in/Wade in the river. most times we have visited we were able to watch great blue harons fishing.

neat trail that winds around and through some neat rock formations, very pretty. dog / kid friendly

Nice trail. One hilly part but the rest is not too tough. Interesting mix of young forest types and habitats. Passes through some genuinely beautiful areas, but also some heavily impacted/recovering ones. The freeway and the railroad are rarely out of earshot.

4 days ago

Lovely easy trail along the ledges of large rock formations. The stairway created by the civilian conservation corps is really cool and worth checking out. The signage can be confusing. We ended up doing a loop on the happy days trail and then back on track with the ledges.

nature trips
7 days ago

Great trail for all levels of experience. The trail markings are a little confusing. We figured out that the Stanford trail splits off into the Brandywine trail and were fine from there. Has a decent incline for a quick trail. The falls really were gorgeous. You take a nice boardwalk/stairs down to two different observation decks. There are signs not to climb down to the water but several people were down there so we climbed down too. It was slippery and I fell down once but my goodness you can’t beat the view.
Everything was very well maintained. The bathrooms were clean and eco-friendly. There were trail maps and state park brochures for taking. We were very impressed.

trail running
10 days ago

This is a great trail for running and hiking. It is mostly flat and doesn't have many roots or big rocks. It's best to go to the left down the big hill first so you don't have to hike a big hill at the end. The trail is near a road for a little bit but you quickly lose it. Not very crowded and it is very shady and cool. Highly recommend for running.

Loved adding connecter trails which made it much more challenging. Very few other people which can be refreshing! Pretty dry but the pine trees still smelled amazing. Cannot wait to revisit and switch up adding other trails and seeing what changes of seasons will bring!

Great, well marked trail with lots of shade and moderate elevation changes. We parked at Kendall lake and took a connecting trail that parallels the main road to get to the trail head. There is a nice little loop around Kendall lake as well where a good amount of people were fishing and picnicking.

Wow right off the bat,straight up. Gives your legs and lungs a work out. Beautiful scenery. Well worth the hike. Can’t wait til fall do it again.

great vertical and trail is in good shape thanks to the kind people that run the BT50K.

Nice section of the buckeye trail. We started out later in the day around 5pm, took about 2hrs 15 min. Since it was later when we finished at Brecksville Station, we decided to catch the Towpath trail back to our start...which was about 3 miles back instead of the 7 miles if we took the Buckeye trail back.

Take the Stanford/ Brandywine trail. A fun walk down through the woods down the gorge to the river bed then back up around to the falls.

23 days ago

This trail was super fun! It was very unique and easy. There’s a really pretty scenic overlook if you cross the field too.

24 days ago

This a great hike with some nice inclines to get your heart rate up. I had a little bit of trouble finding the trail head and ended up adding a mile to my hike by doing the lake trail.

24 days ago

Beautiful maintained trail. Direction were little confusing though.

Variable in elevation and sweat a little! Great trail!

27 days ago

This is a very nice trail with some great scenery!

Great trail and enjoyed even on a hot day ! Lots of shade on this trail.

What a great trail to get a workout on. I went South to North and then back on the towpath. There were a lot of up and downs, water crossings, and wild life. It was absolutely beautiful, very few people too. It was quite muddy and I didn't like going through the Brecksville part of it but still a great trail.


Nice trail. Decent elevation. Quiet & peaceful. A little off the beaten path.

Definitely a moderate hike; lots of ups and downs and multiple small river crossings. I saw quite a few people on horses and there was bit of poop, but it never bothered me.

There were two large fallen trees on the trail while I was there. Not a problem for hikers, but could be for horses.

1 month ago

Easy trail, but those bringing pets beware - even though we stayed on trail, we had to remove multiple ticks after our walk.

1 month ago

Great place to hike and the falls were spectacular.

1 month ago

Nice trail. Not busy. There is a lack of any specific "views ". A good hike but not photo worthy

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