Deer Run Trail

MODERATE 42 reviews
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Deer Run Trail is a 1.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Akron, Ohio that features a river 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
1.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
239 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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Beautiful!!! Stairs are a bit slippery after a rain so be careful to hold on to the railings.

3 months ago

Whoever rated this trail 2 stars is a moron

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there are a couple of areas that have good elevation change that will have you breathing.

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OK, I'm going to give you a better trail to hike than Deer Run (which is nice in its own right, don't get me wrong.). It's goes along the contour lines at ridge top, so there isn't much up and down but you're at elevation, so you get some nice views in the winter. In the summer, you're hiking through a very nice woods that's not near roads.

You'll go out of the end of the parking lot near the latrine. After walking a few hundred yards, you'll see the trail splits. Deer Run Trail is the right fork. Take the left fork instead. You'll go past some old overgrown fields on your left. Just as you enter the woods, you'll see the Buckeye Trail go off to the right. Take that. Follow it until you come to a trail junction. Going right will take you through some nice conifer stands down to the intersection of Ira and Martin Roads...but you'll have a steep climb to get back to the trail junction. Go left to return to the parking lot. (Pay attention to make sure you catch the trail past the fields to your right that will get you back to your car...you don't want to repeat the entire loop again!)

Parts of this trail have heavy poison ivy in the summer.

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