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Alder Trail Loop is a 1.4 mile loop trail located near Akron, Ohio that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.4 miles Elevation Gain: 26 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

running

forest

Note: As March 2019, Alder Trail is closed for construction at the beginning of the boardwalk for construction. Hikers have access to the trailhead and first section of the trail. Visit the summit Metro Parks website for more information on the closure.

hiking
13 days ago

If you’re looking for a fairly flat walk in the woods, this isn’t a bad option. There’s a bit of road noise on the back part of the trail, but not many other hikers.

hiking
muddy
5 months ago

Great little trail. Perfect for a quick hike or do it twice and it’s a nice, relatively flat 5k run through the woods.

hiking
muddy
6 months ago

7 months ago

One of my favorite trails. Easy, mostly flat. Numerous benches along the way to stop and rest if you need to.

this is one of my favorite trails to run. just be careful on the boardwalks and bridges when we have snow.

hiking
7 months ago

Nice easy loop crossing woods and marshland, and by the namesake pond. Loop connects to other longer and more strenuous Piney and Parcour trails. Some trail areas are groomed but not well-marked, so recommend keeping track of where you are, or you can easily end up taking a longer hike than planned (not a bad thing if you have time!)

hiking
8 months ago

Nice scenic trail with woods and lake. Nothing too hard.

hiking
9 months ago

plenty of shade and scenic views. this flat trail is enjoyable for any skill level including small kids. the impressive boardwalk was a highlight.

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bugs
muddy
9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

I would recommend this trail to anyone looking for something light but with beautiful scenery. Follow the entire loop to get the full experience!

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closed
muddy
off trail
Thu May 09 2019

Alder Trail closed. Followed outside trail. Got real dark real quick

Tue Apr 30 2019

too much dog do do at this park.

walking
Wed Aug 01 2018

I'm overweight and trying to start walking/jogging local trails to get myself back in shape. Adler trail is, for the most part, flat and very easy to walk/jog. Parts of the trail is a little loud from the nearby road, but still saw plenty of little chipmunks and birds along the way!

bird watching
Sun Jul 30 2017

Goodyear Heights Metro Park is a wonderful park in east Akron. Hiking, birding, sledding and summer events.

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