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Boston Run Trail is a 3.1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Peninsula, Ohio that features a river and is good for all skill levels. 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.

Length 3.1 mi Elevation gain 232 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Cross country skiing

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Running

River

Views

Wildlife

Blowdown

Muddy

Over grown

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Contact
Getting There

Ohio Division of Travel and Tourism, Department of Development, P.O. Box 1001 , Columbus, OH, 43216, Phone: 800-BUCKEYE

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.

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Reviews (275)
Photos (149)
Recordings (251)
Completed (393)
Jesse Brose
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Kelly Russell
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Hiking

ledges was more highly trafficked than the rest, but the trails were well maintained

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Penny Young
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Hiking

Great evening hike.

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Laura Meyer
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Sort of boring. I mean, it was a nice walk in the woods, but nothing spectacular. Not sure why it’s rated moderate. I’d say easy for sure. Kids would have no trouble with this hike. The parking lot looked busy, but I only came across a couple people on the trail, so that was nice.

Juliana Stierl
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Absolutely love this trail. Very relaxing and beautiful views!

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Georgiann DeWerth
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Hiking

The app stop recording in the middle of it!!! Ugh!! I did the whole loop..

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Maegan Taylor
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Hiking

Easy to find, easy to hike, beautiful trails.

Paige Mintz
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HikingMuddy

Beautiful trail.

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Mike Jones
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Hiking

Clearly defined trail through the deep woods. Great on a hot day because you are shielded from direct sunlight.

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Shannon Long
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Abbey Smich
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HikingMuddy

Hiked clockwise, very easy trail to follow. Able to make the trail shorter if desired! Muddy in areas but passable. You do have to hike out of the woods uphill a bit at the end.

John Payne
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Hiking

Pretty straightforward. Very easy to easy. Not a lot to see but a decent day hike.

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Ed Patriarca
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Great trail running trail.

Dan Wagner
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Trail is in good shape with little mud overall. Good for trail running.

Wade Geary
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Hiking

Very well maintained trail

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Colleen Banks
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Pete Effinger
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Hiking

Trail is in good shape with passable areas of mud after really heavy rains. Should be in great shape when it dries. Nice loop with a couple decent elevation changes. Once you get away from the road it’s a quiet walk through the woods. Not busy today, but typically heavily trafficked.

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Lisa Strickland
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HikingMuddy

Not a bad trail if your looking for a easy hike. If you are looking for some elevation go elsewhere.

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Robert Stein
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Elizabeth Kantra
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Hiking

I would highly recommend this trail. I loved it. Beautiful and moderately challenging. Muddy but not nearly as bad as I expected with all of the rain i had. Perfect hour walk with a couple stops and water detours.

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Cary Kopp
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Hiking

First nice day in quite some time. Trail was a little muddy but still a nice time.

keegan canty
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Peaceful

Caroline Henneman
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Dan S.
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Hiking

Been to this trail 3 or 4 times. It is a pretty basic trail but very relaxing and enjoyable. Been here in the spring, fall, and winter. Fall is definitely the best, no doubt. Good trail for pets to tag along. Even though it is not a difficult and super exciting trail, I would recommend this trail to anyone looking for a nice and relaxing hike.

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HikingMuddy

Out of all of the trails in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Boston Run is one of my least favorite. I like that it has a little bit of incline, and it is a decent length as well, but the trail itself is just kind of boring. It does follow a stream in some areas, but it’s just not any where as scenic as so many of the other trails in the area.

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Hope Bowman
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Chris Pace
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Hiking

Decent trail. Not a lot of things to see but a good hike in the woods

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Charla Trubey-Hockman
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The Visitor
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Hiking

I like this one in January and February when snow covered. I go at night and wear yak trax and walk in the track the cross country skiers leave.

Sam Scherger
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Hiking

Ledges was great as always. The Boston trail was great until it was near the road.

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