Help keep our trails and parks open during COVID-19 by committing to social distancing. Some trails or park services may be closed this weekend so check with local authorities before heading out.
Learn more

Willow Trail is a 1.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Akron, Ohio that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 1.6 mi Elevation gain 26 ft Route type Loop
Dogs on leash Kid friendly Stroller friendly Fishing Hiking Nature trips Walking Bird watching Running Lake River Views Wild flowers Wildlife
Waypoints (0)
Weather
UV Index
Daylight
Reviews (214)
Photos (90)
Recordings (219)
Completed (225)
View user's profile page
Patrick Duff
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSeptember 12, 2020
Hiking

Excellent easy hike.

View Patrick's Recording
View user's profile page
Pamela Moe
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSeptember 10, 2020
Hiking
View Pamela's Recording
View user's profile page
Chris Ralls
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarSeptember 9, 2020
Hiking
View Chris's Recording
View user's profile page
Sean Kirkpatrick
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarSeptember 8, 2020
Hiking
View Sean's Recording
View user's profile page
Marcy Pardee
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarSeptember 5, 2020
Hiking
View Marcy's Recording
View user's profile page
Clay Ransil
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarAugust 30, 2020
HikingGreat!

So we did this trail after a search for "stroller friendly". As far as stroller friendliness goes, there were a few rough patches, and the surface was generally pretty bumpy, but not a problem for our beast of a stroller. The trail in general was very nice and wooded, running along water for a lot of the way. It is apparently a one way trail, we did it the wrong way due to a lack of signage at our entry point.

View user's profile page
Ashlee Provchy
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJuly 27, 2020
Hiking

Was a good even trail with lots of shaded area. Was a hot day but staying in the shade helped a lot. Not super busy in the mid morning time.

View Ashlee's Recording
View user's profile page
Matthew Bullock
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarJune 14, 2020
HikingBugs
View Matthew's Recording
View user's profile page
MB Angeli
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJune 5, 2020
Hiking

Willow Trail in Firestone Park is a beautiful loop with woods, open medows, and water running through. It was stroller friendly (on a dry morning) with only slight change in elevation. We saw a Blue Heron that must live nearby, and lots of other bird friends. Moderately trafficked with good picnic and bench spots. Definitely recommend for an easy loop walk!

View MB's Recording
View user's profile page
Allen Rush
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJune 5, 2020
Hiking

Well maintained trail along the river. Stunning views.

View Allen's Recording
View user's profile page
Melissa Haren
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarApril 8, 2020
HikingFlooded
View Melissa's Recording
View user's profile page
Paul Smith
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarApril 8, 2020
HikingFlooded
View Paul's Recording
View user's profile page
S I
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarJanuary 30, 2020
Hiking

If you are looking for a quick and easy hike, the Willow Trail at Firestone Park is a great place to go. This trail is relatively flat, and a little bit scenic. I’m sure it is really pretty during the warmer months of the year.

View S's Recording
View user's profile page
David Fleece
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarNovember 30, 2019
Hiking

Fun and nice trails

View David's Recording
View user's profile page
Randy Slaubaugh
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSeptember 18, 2019
Hiking

Very easy non-technical trail scenic view of a lake. Wide trail, marked well, and mostly shaded. Large area go through some ball or frisbee. And nice picnic areas.

View Randy's Recording
View user's profile page
TracyMay Adair
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarJune 22, 2019
Hiking

Only a couple muddy spots today (6/22/19) which is great considering the amount of rain we’ve had lately. Well marked, easy walk, view of turtle pond, other people and dogs about but not too crowded. Saw ducks, some birds, nice quick walk.

View user's profile page
James Thom
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarApril 22, 2019
HikingBridge out
View James's Recording
View user's profile page
Lauren Delgado
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarApril 22, 2019
Hiking

Very easy trail. Barely any hills. We saw at least 3 different blue herons as well as more than a dozen turtles basking in the sun, some woodpeckers, and cardinals. The boardwalk portion of the trail was closed due to high water from the recent rains. We essentially walked part of the Redwing trail because of it.

View Lauren's Recording
View user's profile page
Sasha Peters
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarOctober 1, 2018
Hiking
View user's profile page
Anita Sprouse
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarOctober 1, 2018
Hiking
View user's profile page
Danny Williams
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarJuly 13, 2018
Hiking

Great trail. Has a fishing pond for kids 15 yrs and under. Definitely going back.

View user's profile page
Alex ODell
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarApril 29, 2018
Hiking

Awesome trail with great waterways for birding and a good short hike.

View user's profile page
Cindy Drake
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarFebruary 26, 2018
Hiking

One of my favorite spots to hike when I don’t want to travel far to hike.

View user's profile page
Erin Schaef
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarJanuary 21, 2018
Hiking

It's a lovely trail following waterways and going around ponds, and is close to a population center, but there was unfortunately a lot of dog poop on the trail.

View user's profile page
Josh Baron
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSeptember 30, 2017

Just long enough. Fun and relaxing

View user's profile page
David Littlejohn
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarSeptember 29, 2017
Hiking

Flat trail, great for birding, walking or jogging.

View user's profile page
Jessi Plymale Stevenson
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarSeptember 23, 2017

It's very pretty and clean. The water is stagnant in spots and smells, but it has nice views.

View user's profile page
Scott Dumire
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarSeptember 5, 2017
Walking

Nice easy trail. Well maintained with a variety of scenery.

View user's profile page
Jim G
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarSeptember 5, 2017
Hiking

Nice family friendly hike. Lots of dad, moms and younger kids getting out with the beginning of the annual metro parks hiking program. Get in your 10 hikes and earn your annual badge!

View user's profile page
Tara Dian
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarAugust 24, 2017
Hiking

I really liked this place. Great walk and beautiful scenery.

Showing results 1 - 30 of 214