Boston to Red Lock Loop via Buckeye Trail and Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath

MODERATE 55 reviews

Boston to Red Lock Loop via Buckeye Trail and Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath is a 7.8 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Brecksville, Ohio that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 7.8 miles Elevation Gain: 774 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

forest

river

views

waterfall

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23 hours ago

Fantastic trail. We did the entire loop, ended at 9 miles because I didn’t follow the advice on the connecting trail in previous comments. But that’s always a part of the adventure! Elevation change was challenging at times. Will do this hike again.

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1 day ago

A most beautiful day for this hike. After last nights heavy rain, you could barely even notice on the trails. They've been so dried up, they most likely drank the water.

On the plus side, this route has variety. Towpath, slightly overgrown meadow connector trials, woods and ravines. Down side is, 70% of this hike you’re in clear earshot of the expressway, which is pretty distracting if you’re looking for a quiet hike. A good amount of up and down elevation change through the woods, so a moderately challenging hike.

Great trail, third trip around, never disappoints

hiking
1 month ago

This was a great trail it has some great views and would recommend to everyone. The trail is hard to get started you have to make sure to follow the road to the right after the Boston walking trail, it’s hard to find at first but follow the road and the trail starts on the left. It’s a great adventure, we took a small break at the creek to help us cool down. Great for dogs too

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muddy
2 months ago

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blowdown
3 months ago

Humid out, however the normal muddy areas were dried up just enough to step on. CVNP Trail Maintenance needs to go on the Buckeye Trail portion and cut at least 5 trees blown across the trail. The path from the Buckeye Trail that crosses the road and then connects with the Red Lock Trailhead is overgrown and needs brushhogged ASAP. On the Towpath Trail, the construction is complete, but they need to level out the tire Mark's the heavy equipment left. Other than that, it was a great hike today. Lots of people out, but had the trails to myself for a lot of it. Samsung Health trekked it as 8.08 miles.

hiking
5 months ago

Easy trail. Wide enough for multiple people to pass each other. Quiet and goes next to a beautiful river at one point. Saw a lot of bikes during my walk.

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muddy
5 months ago

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muddy
5 months ago

Fairly muddy and challenging to keep footing in spots. Today was a beautiful day to be in the woods. First part of trail close to expressway so not as pleasant as one would like.

5 months ago

Awesome trail! Many changes in elevation and scenery to keep things interesting as well as a couple miles on the towpath. Definitely didn't feel like almost 8 miles!

hiking
Monday, August 20, 2018

Excellent hike. Plenty of flatter sections that allow for easy trail running. The end is 2 miles on the Tow Path.

hiking
Monday, August 06, 2018

The first two miles have the most elevation change so it's the most difficult part. After that it levels off and becomes easy.

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Saturday, July 14, 2018

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Saturday, May 05, 2018

One of the best in the CVNP. Over 8 miles in the loop. I normally start at the Red Lock Trailhead, go 2.5 miles down the Towpath, turn right on the street, follow across the intersection and pick up the Buckeye Trail. Follow that for several miles. If it has recently rained, it can be rather muddy in places.

hiking
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Fantastic hike. The first 4.8 miles are rough but if you get through that you get to a beautiful outlook at 4.8 miles. Also Blue Hen Waterfall is easily accessible from the trail. Very muddy but it’s that time of year. I did get off trail for a bit but it was easy to get back too.

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