Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath from Ira Trailhead

EASY 8 reviews

Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath from Ira Trailhead is a 3.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Akron, Ohio that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
42 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

historic site

hiking
1 month ago

My review is from the perspective of an amateur landscape/nature photographer.

The majority of the trail is typical Eastern US hardwood forest and there's no standout feature. The one exception is Beaver Pond. The pond/marsh was created by beavers and there's a nice boardwalk through it. It's a good spot to shoot a sunrise, photograph birds and look for the elusive beavers. ( I saw one while I was there). There's really now reason to any further along the trail.

If you are visiting the Cuyahoga Valley NP and are looking for wildlife or birds, go to the pond.

hiking
3 months ago

It’s easy. There’s not much to see. I guess you should do it once. Blah.

hiking
2 months ago

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