Portage Hike and Bike Trail

EASY 7 reviews

Portage Hike and Bike Trail is a 11 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Kent, Ohio that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
11.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
337 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

road biking

walking

river

views

road biking
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Good trail. Paved and goes from downtown Kent to Ravenna

Monday, April 04, 2016

road biking
Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Nice walking for kids on a sunny day, but it's mostly a paved walkway. There are areas of earthen trail but it's not strenuous if you are looking for something more. Well maintained and busy at different areas.

hiking
Sunday, August 03, 2014

This trail is more for walkers, joggers, and bikes than hiking.

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

hiking
Monday, April 08, 2013

Great casual trail for walking, running or biking. Follows old train tracks, so its pretty straight and flat. Secluded for the most part. Some nice wooded sections. You'll hit some larger gravel patches out towards Ravenna. The bulk of this trail is new and it's flat, smooth asphalt. A bit of a river view as you get closer to Kent.

Summer 2013 should see the Portage Hike and Bike Trail connect to the Riveredge Park Trail in downtown Kent as part of the bridge construction.

Be sure to check out the brand-new bike and walking trail that starts at Tannery Park on Stow Street and follows the Cuyahoga River to connect to the Freedom Trail on Middlebury Road. Freedom Trail currently goes to Tallmadge Circle.