Salt Run Trail

MODERATE 153 reviews

Salt Run Trail is a 4.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Peninsula, Ohio that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. 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
4.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
449 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

wildlife

blowdown

Cuyahoga Valley National Park 15610 Vaughn Road , Brecksville, OH, 44141-3018 Phone: 216-524-1497 Fax: 440-546-5905 cuva_info@nps.gov

1 month ago

love. its not 4 miles. much shorter.maybe 2.

8 months ago

Varied terrain, many hills with built-in stairs.

8 months ago

Great running spot, varied terrain, nice hills!

9 months ago

great hike for the old guy

hiking
9 months ago

good workout. hardly any people.

trail running
9 months ago

One of my favorite local trail runs. Challenging (for NE Ohio).

hiking
9 months ago

So many options here. Did the salt run section and the connecting lake trail. Will certainly make this a frequent stop.

9 months ago

hiked today along with pine grove trail. a good workout for the old guy

hiking
9 months ago

We combined the Salt Run and Cross Country trails and it was a great moderate hike (6.5 miles). I loved the meadows and wildflowers, and my husband loved the streams and ravines. We hiked this in spring and it was quiet muddy, but in July it was dry.

hiking
9 months ago

Great trail, but having never been before, had some difficulty finding the trailhead. If you park at Kendall Lake, take the Lake trail toward the dam and this trail runs off from there. Some good ups and downs, light traffic even for a weekend.

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

great hike. Good elevation changes along the way. Some road noise but very private.

hiking
10 months ago

This trail goes through some nice woods. You can get to it from Kendall Lake or from Pine Hollow parking lot on Quick Road. If the trail has a shortcoming, it's that it's always near a road (as you can see on the map). These aren't very busy roads but you will be able to hear traffic noise.

Like all the CVNP trails, it will be muddy in the spring.

hiking
10 months ago

Very beautiful and peaceful. I went in the spring time and the forest was very green and lush.

walking
Wednesday, May 17, 2017

My dogs came home covered in ticks... Ok trail...

Monday, May 15, 2017

Great trail. Will definitely feel the burn as it has many ups and downs.

hiking
Sunday, May 14, 2017

really pleasant day hike with the perfect amount of ups and downs

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Beautiful, saw very few people

hiking
Sunday, October 09, 2016

I liked the trail itself. I will most likely not do this one again. To close to roads for me. I like it when I feel like I am in the middle of nowhere more.

trail running
Friday, October 07, 2016

Ran this last week. Great trail and easy to follow, but be ready for the hills!

Saturday, September 10, 2016

I ran this trail for the first time this morning. I will definitely be going back.

hiking
Saturday, August 27, 2016

Did this one right after wetmore bridal trail. Even more hilly than that one, but a very enjoyable hike. Some road noise heard, but very minor. To add another 2.5 miles you can keep looping around and do the cross country trail. This really is a beautiful and interesting walk. But seriously, be ready frontier hills!

hiking
Sunday, August 07, 2016

Great trail. This entry actually counts both the Salt Run Trail and the Lake Trail (also listed separately as Kendall Lake Loop) together. You can do just one or the other, if you want. I did both and it came in right at about 5 miles total, 3 and some change for Salt Run and 1 and some change for the Lake trail. A lot of good elevation change on Salt Run, but also some mostly level sections on which to catch your breath. I had a great time.

There is also a shortcut about halfway through if you want to do a shorter Salt Run loop.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

This trail is beautiful. The trail head is off of Lake Trail which is a phenomenal view of Kendall Lake. There were a few muddy spots along the way as it did rain yesterday.

trail running
Friday, May 13, 2016

Great trail for run or hike.. Some inclines.. The lower areas have standing water.. I would avoid if you have a hard rain within the last day or so..

Friday, April 29, 2016

my favorite go to hike

trail running
Sunday, January 17, 2016

Challenging for trail running

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Very pretty trail.

hiking
Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Didn't pass anybody on the salt run trail at all. Fantastic trail to make you feel remote.

hiking
Saturday, August 22, 2015

Nice elevation change, but very close to the road.

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