Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath

EASY 39 reviews

Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath is a 62.1 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Independence, Ohio that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. 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
62.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
744 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

forest

lake

rails trails

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
Sunday, January 22, 2017

Nice hike.

mountain biking
Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Unless you're on a bike I wouldn't suggest taking this trail. I hiked it and dealt with bikes almost nonstop from both directions.

mountain biking
Sunday, October 09, 2016

It was too early for all that but it was a nice ride. The history of these towpaths is fasinating.

mountain biking
Saturday, October 08, 2016

A wonderful early morning ride. I love the bridges, train depot and other man made atractions mixed in with nature and history.

mountain biking
Friday, October 07, 2016

I agree with Mairah that the traffic noise takes away from the experience. Other than the traffic noise it was a beautiful ride.

mountain biking
Friday, October 07, 2016

It was a nice bike ride. I only gave it a 3 because of the traffic nearby.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

I do enjoy this trail but some parts u hear lots of noisy traffic that's not so relaxing . Awesome trail for biking in the fall it's so beautiful I love to take my daughter on my bike

road biking
Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Great! Such a beautiful and fresh area:)

hiking
Thursday, May 21, 2015

Very flat walk along the Towpath throughout but some nice scenery along the way. I tend to frequent the trails around the towpath more often as the path itself is usually very congested with bike traffic.

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Always a treat, whether walking or biking. Lots of wildlife and the national park stores that serve snacks at Boston and Peninsula make them great places to take a break. Have not done Bike and Board, but the trains seem to be on time and $3 is a bargain for a one way train trip back.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The scenery along the trail was beautiful but the trail itself was very rough riding. Horses, bikes and feet had been on the trail when it was muddy & after it dried, it made for a rough ride!

road biking
Sunday, August 11, 2013

Great trail ride or walk for all ages along the Historic Erie Canal tow path.
Pros: Well marked and maintained. Historic features along the entire path with muliple hiking trail off shoots.
Cons: Very crowded most days.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

I'be gone from Harvard Rd. in Cleveland to Akron and everywhere in-between! Has many great side trails, fishing
spots and various shops and nature centers.

hiking
Friday, February 22, 2013

I LOVE this trail! It's been one of my absolute favorites for years! The paths are extremely clear, nicely kept, and the area is very nice to walk through. Definitely great for anyone who wants to enjoy a nice, casual hike.

mountain biking
Saturday, February 11, 2012

I usually pick it up at the train depot in Brecksville and make the round trip to Penisula and back. Don't have a speedometer on my bike, so not sure of the actual mileage roundtrip.

Easy ride for those just getting back into shape.

mountain biking
Monday, May 16, 2011

A really good easy trail. Relatively flat with areas of hard pack and some pavement along with wooden trail bridges. Nice scenery through the woods. If you start from the canal side you can take a break after the 13 mile ride in peninsula with a lunch at the winking lizard. There is also century cycle right next door for any bike needs. Hop back on the trail for a return 12 mile bike ride back to canal. A fun easy ride the whole family can do. Perfect length at about 24 miles round trip give or take a couple miles. Might be a little boring for mountain bikers looking for some up and downs or single track but overall it's got what you need to get out on your bike to enjoy a full day

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