Explore the most popular birding trails near Akron with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

The river is great. If you start by going left you avoid having to hike up steps but you get a nice short but steep climb in and can end with a beautiful river view!

One of my favorite places to take pictures!!!!! Beautiful scenery. The trails are ok. Nothing really challenging but who cares. Litter chickadees will eat seed out of your hand. You can get the seed at the nature center. There are beautiful birds everywhere. Frogs and snakes too. I saw a cardinal hanging out with a squirrel. Like they were just standing next to each other like they were old friends. So beautiful.

hiking
18 days ago

Overcrowded and you can always hear the traffic. There’s good elevation here but it’s not really anything special. I’m pretty bored with the Sand Run area. Too many people. Too many dogs. Too many perverts. Pretty to look at but not really a good hike.

hiking
18 days ago

This is one of the greatest trails I have ever done. The views from the top are beautiful and this trail is all about elevation. This trail also has the greatest set of stairs I’ve ever seen in the park system. I did them 3 times in a row and my legs were on fire. The trail is short but lots to see. You can actually walk into the creek and take some fantastic pictures. I can’t wait to go back.

walking
19 days ago

Perfect for younger kids. Not too long and an easy hike

hiking
20 days ago

Great trail! It's beautiful. There's a couple hills. I love how it's by the water.

My kids and I had a great time on this trail!! They especially liked the dried creek bed where we were able to build some rock towers!!

25 days ago

Awesome hike!!! Great workout.

hiking
27 days ago

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

hiking
29 days ago

This trail would be more accurately described as moderate to difficult. Muddy sections after a rain; the trail crosses the Cuyahoga River and the towpath trail, as well as a few roads and trails in the Sand Run Park. Some sections are steep.

today was my first time on this trail and I loved it! Challenging for me, but doable and beautiful!

hiking
1 month ago

took my dog this morning and it was a good time. didnt enjoy the trailhead part that winds along the road, a bit too close to the trail and rather loud. The trail itself was nice and hilly, and parts of the trail were quite muddy.

I’d rate this a 3.5. The back half of trail by the river was lovely. Nice opportunity for pics. We also enjoyed a few off trail adventures out on the bluffs. Perfect for dogs. Not too many people. A lot of trash near the river. We made this a 3.6 mile hike by exploring the bluffs and river. I’ll be back.

hiking
2 months ago

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

hiking
4 months ago

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.

walking
5 months ago

it amazing and out there twice a week

The back half was beautiful but the first mile or so was just grass and dense brush.

hiking
7 months ago

Definitely Hilly! We accidentally took the trail out to San run then had to turn back. Beautiful place and quite the workout! Dogs loved it!

7 months ago

Just long enough. Fun and relaxing

hiking
7 months ago

Flat trail, great for birding, walking or jogging.

8 months ago

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

hiking
8 months ago

Two bridges and easy hiking terrain. Wildflower field at the beginning and a couple cliffs along the way. My dog liked it too.

walking
8 months ago

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

hiking
8 months ago

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!

hiking
8 months ago

Beautiful!!! Stairs are a bit slippery after a rain so be careful to hold on to the railings.

8 months ago

Very easy trail with Echo Pond and the Suspension Bridge.

hiking
8 months ago

Whoever rated this trail 2 stars is a moron

9 months ago

there are a couple of areas that have good elevation change that will have you breathing.

hiking
9 months ago

I love the trail, disliked all the broken glass laying around while taking my dog. Pretty place and good location, needs picked up a little.

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