Boston Run Trail

MODERATE 49 reviews

Boston Run Trail is a 3.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Peninsula, Ohio that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from January until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.2 miles
203 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly


cross country skiing


nature trips

trail running







old growth

over grown

Directions from Peninsula, OH: Travel two miles east along State Route 303 to reach the Happy Days Visitor Center. General public parking is located on the north side of State Route 303. The trailhead is located at the northeast corner of the main parking lot (north side of SR 303) for Happy Days Visitor Center.

trail running
1 day ago

This is one of my favorite trails in the area that I can cross-country ski in winter and trail run with pack the rest of the year. If you do a brisk pace you can do this one in 45-50 minutes without killing yourself. In the summer I usually stretch the time to an hour. Its about 2 hours if you slow hike it. Can be muddy at times in the low spots. Can recall many years back having to stop and get ice off my skis before I could continue on the better parts of the trail when the weather was borderline.

trail running
5 months ago

Not my favorite trail for hiking, but it's a nice loop for trail running. Not too long and has enough hills and obstacles to keep you on your toes. I usually do a clockwise loop so I don't have to go up the steep hill at the very end.

7 months ago

The best way to do this trail is as an "out and back" with the small loop at the end. (Drag the "elevation cursor" to the 1.5 mile mark...See the cross over on the map? You're gonna use that.)

The trail starts out from the parking lot and goes along the edge of the field. (Be careful of the poison ivy in the summer?) At the far end of the field, bear left down the steep hill. You'll go through some nice woods along the ridge top. When you get to the crossover (it's marked) keep going in your present "clockwise" direction. When you get back to the crossover, take it and return to the parking lot the same way you came in.

The trail along the bike and hike trail is nothing special and along Streetsboro Road is a pain.

First time I hiked this trail, I almost bumped into a coyote.

10 months ago

Muddy but quiet!!

11 months ago

It was definitely muddy as all get out today.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Nice trail with some long straight away stretches through the trail. Cross over route 303 to Happy Days lodge to pick up Haskell Run trail to The Ledges trail for an extended run/hike. A great trail for wildlife viewing.

Friday, January 06, 2017

It was a great hike! Not too crazy long but long enough to get a good workout while enjoying a beautiful view

Friday, October 14, 2016

what an amazing trail that was and I saw an owl

trail running
Friday, May 13, 2016

Great for an afternoon hike or run. Has some incline.. I would make the first left to go down the hill, so you don't have to go up the hill at the end..

Sunday, April 03, 2016

Appalachian Outfitters spring hiking series. It snowed overnight so everything was very pretty but it melted quickly and was muddy. Lots of other hikers, trail runners and dogs. Nice hour long hike.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Not my favorite hike, but a nice little trip. If you're here, I would reccommend going accross the street to the Happy Lodge/Ledges trail. But a good warm up and walk through the woods.

Sunday, May 03, 2015

It was awesome. The incline was a challenge but it was fun .it took us about 2 hours for 3.4 miles. It was worth the hr drive .

Sunday, April 12, 2015

spring Hiking series with Appalachian Outfitters. over 150 hikers on the trail at 9am. 3 groups. clockwise, counter clockwise, and a slow group. Fast paced at 3 mph

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Good hike. went in the winter with snow and ice on the trail. consider starting clockwise I think it would be easier due to huge incline at the end

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Not a huge challenge, nice trail for a stroll.

trail running
Sunday, May 04, 2014

Some moderate up and downs. Nothing breath taking, but usually not crazy busy like a lot of the CVNP trails.

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