Gorge Trail

MODERATE 185 reviews
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Gorge Trail is a 1.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
187 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

cave

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

rocky

snow

Gorge Trail provides access to Mary Campbell Cave, an easy half-mile walk from the parking lot. At the start of the trail, a short (half-mile, round trip) section earns accessible status and is good for users with wheelchairs, walkers, canes and strollers. The trail quickly becomes more rugged as it passes through stunning rock-ledge formations. An upper section of the trail is even considered "primitive".

hiking
16 days ago

hiking
2 months ago

Fun hike close to home! Going on the *closed* trail off Mary's cave is our favorite that connects to the Highbridge trail. There are some amazing natural rock arches to be seen! The falls are the 'main' attraction but there is so much more to see and do here!

4 months ago

I wish I could have given this trail 4-5 stars because the hike was awesome! I have to agree with Mark below, carry some protection and/or don't go alone, there were quite a few parts of the trail I didn't feel safe as there were a few shady characters on the trail. Overall it was well marked, rocky, rooty, hilly, a great challenge w/great views of rock formations and of the river and the Mary Campbell Cave was a sight to behold. My issues were the stench of sewage from the "falls" that are down river from the water treatment plant, then that the back half of the trail was closed which is elevated and away from the water and hikers have to turn around and return back the way we came which meant smelling that awful smell back to the trail head. Heartbreaking...

hiking
5 months ago

Look. I’m a nice guy and don’t care about what you look like but sometimes they way people dress or look makes you be aware that you might have to be careful when hiking on this trail. I’ve seen quite a few winos here and even saw 2 old men sleeping in the cave one morning. I always find liquor bottles thrown around the path. Since it’s in the middle of Cuyahoga Falls, it’s pretty lively. Not my favorite trail.

5 months ago

Usually crowded but still beautiful

5 months ago

Short fun hike. A little crowded and for some reason really smelly.

5 months ago

Beautiful hike, but some parts smell of the sewer and be prepared to encounter a lot of people, sometimes smoking along the way.

5 months ago

Beautiful area that you wouldn't expect to have near downtown Akron. The trail is always busy but is mostly flat with the exception of some stairs you can choose to walk or bypass. I would rate it easy but worth the trip. There are lots of other trails in the same area so it's good for distance.

6 months ago

Beautiful park. Worth the trip Lots of rock formations and the river was raging the day we went which was quite impressive. Would be total 5 starts except for the sewer and sewer smell that accompanies them. But hey that’s life. We will be back.

6 months ago

Waterfalls was running high. Beautiful!

walking
7 months ago

This is a beautiful trail. My son (8) and I always choose the Gorge because it is definitely one of the prettiest hiking areas near us. We started going when my son was only 5, and he could keep up and handle it then. It definitely is a little tricky in some spots tho. The rock formations are amazing. You have to walk through two rocks that are split apart and that’s really cool for a kid (and me) to do. There is a huge rock that sticks out over the walking path and you are able to go underneath it and there are teeny tiny waterfalls that you can see coming off that rock in the warmer weather. It definitely worth taking a look at it!!! A lot of great pictures and memories were made there

hiking
10 months ago

Second review. 12/3/17. 45 and sunny. Hike with Fred, Gayle,Allan. Started at Glen hill top, parked at vfw. Took that across rd to lower trail Gorge trail by falls, up stairs, to upper trail for
Return -total trip 3:7 miles. Ignores closed signs and had to be very careful on some rocks where trail is gone. Wouldn’t recommend on icy or snowy days until repaired.

hiking
10 months ago

I really enjoyed this trail. We did the difficult section and it was not terribly difficult compared to some of the other hiking that we have done, but it was a little bit of a challenge and truly the best part of the trail.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

I loved the primative section!

hiking
Sunday, August 06, 2017

Convenient if you live in the Akron area. Better in general than some of the other parks.

hiking
Wednesday, August 02, 2017

We took the harder/more rugged trail that begins after you cross the rocks in front of the waterfall and really enjoyed it! Nice scenery and we enjoyed the more difficult parts where we were climbing over the rocks. The surrounding park was pretty busy but the second half of the trail was fairly empty.

hiking
Friday, July 28, 2017

My son and I love to go here. Sometimes we take our dog. We have never had a bad experience. They are currently rebuilding walkways due to storms and erosion. They stay on top of it. Always a great time!

Monday, July 10, 2017

Awesome trail!

hiking
Sunday, July 09, 2017

Love the Trail when you walk to the end from the parking lot then have to cross over big rocks to get to the rest of the trail! It adds a touch to just the normal foot path!

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Rugged Trail.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Great trail. Smells like sewage everywhere. Ended hike quickly due to smell.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

We walked the Glen Trail. Scenic and not too steep. Several places were pretty wet and slippery. Loved the trail though.

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

I love this one! It is easy to get to, but still woodsy and fun to explore!

Thursday, May 04, 2017

Much of the trail smelled like sewage. Scenery was pretty though.

Thursday, May 04, 2017

Good memories with my wife and my son. I will always love and appreciate this place.

hiking
Saturday, February 18, 2017

Was a 60 degree day in February so extremely busy.Trail was very nice though. Will be coming back.

hiking
Saturday, January 28, 2017

A fun somewhat rugged trail. My dogs loves climbing the rocky portions of the trail.

hiking
Monday, January 23, 2017

Pretty nice walk for urban Akron. Heavily trafficked, but worth the visit if it's convenient.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

very cool canyon like trenches

hiking
Monday, October 10, 2016

Lives up to the difficulty rating. Very nice view points. Taking the hard path is adventurous. Liked it and will be back.

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