Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail

EASY 20 reviews

Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail is a 31.2 mile point-to-point trail located near Peninsula, Ohio that features a river. The trail is good for all skill levels offers a number of activity options.

DISTANCE
31.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
649 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

wheelchair friendly

hiking

mountain biking

road biking

trail running

walking

river

wild flowers

road biking
26 days ago

walking
1 month ago

4 months ago

4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

mountain biking
8 months ago

So much cool stuff to see and learn. It was an easy ride on a nice day.

mountain biking
8 months ago

Really nice ride. We only had mountain bikes with us but passed several people on road bikes. A great trip for history buffs.

hiking
8 months ago

walking
8 months ago

19.5 miles with 10 trailheads providing access. It is a great way to see the park and get as much exercise as you want. We really enjoyed exploring the trail at the Beaver Marsh/Boardwalk, Peninsula and Boston Visitor Center areas. Luckily our visit coincided with the harvest moon and we were also able to participate in a very popular three mile ranger-led full moon hike on the Towpath north from Boston...very memorable!

road biking
10 months ago

Great trail for biking, walking and running. The trail follows the CVNP train and has many places you can stop along side of the trail such as, the beaver marsh, Szalays farm market, Boston mills visitor center and several other locations. It's one of the greatest assets the CVNP has to offer!

mountain biking
Sunday, June 19, 2016

road biking
Sunday, May 08, 2016

hiking
Tuesday, November 17, 2015

walking
Monday, June 08, 2015

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

hiking
Friday, October 31, 2014

The towpath is quite nice. I actually was able to follow it with any trouble. Would recommend it to anyone looking for a nice scenic trail.

road biking
Sunday, September 28, 2014

Thursday, June 19, 2014

road biking
Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Really neat trail in the Cuyahoga National Park. The trail runs between the Cuyahoga River and the old Ohio and Erie canal. You pass old limestone
canal locks every 1/2 to 1 mile along the trail. There are several visitor centers and point-of-interest marked that explain the workings and history
of the canal. Most bikers choose to start at the southern end of the trail and
bike north (which is a slight downhill grade), then catch the train back south
to complete the ride. The train stops at several stations just off the trail.
The crew takes excellent care loading your bike on the train and the cost is
only $2.00! Unlike most of our national parks, there is no admission charge.
If you would like to help improve and expand the trail system in the park you can make a donation to the Trail Forever endowment fund.