Explore the most popular forest 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.

3 days ago

solid hike. the trails were perfectly maintained.

hiking
8 days ago

Fantastic hike today. The trail was slippery in a few places and there were opportunities to hop across streams. Very well marked trail. Beautiful wildflower meadow area at the back of the loop, so glad I opted for the longer hike even though it was sprinkling a bit.

hiking
9 days ago

It was a perfect hike. I loved the ever-changing scenery. It was awesome for a weeknight hike!

hiking
9 days ago

Most enjoyable. The “Top of the world” is a wonderful spot for meditation or a little yoga. From there to the trail head can be a little noisy, being so close to Bath Rd.
Be careful in the rain.

hiking
13 days ago

Although it does run next to a road for a little bit, the elevation changes were nice. Didn’t see many birds or wildlife aside from hundreds of chipmunks.

walking
15 days ago

I'm overweight and trying to start walking/jogging local trails to get myself back in shape. Adler trail is, for the most part, flat and very easy to walk/jog. Parts of the trail is a little loud from the nearby road, but still saw plenty of little chipmunks and birds along the way!

hiking
18 days ago

Wonderful trail, a mix of forested and open high field grasses. Does include some significant ups and downs which is nice but to be aware of. Wonderful couple hour hike.

I would say this trail is on the tougher end of moderate. It has very steep hills and many stairs, but it’s worth all of it. Very pretty area, takes you through wooded areas, past a beautiful barn and a nice creek. Honestly, it has everything I’m looking for in a hike.

hiking
22 days ago

Boooo! Mingo started out pretty cool with a nice incline with the stream on the left, but so is the road. After a couple miles, the trail crosses the road, which is where the trail used to loop around the other side of the stream. It doesn’t anymore. So I ended up looping back on the paved multipurpose trail...several feet away from the road. Not even a run-in with a big white tail buck saved this hike. But if you love being really close to roads and cars and stuff, you’ll love it.

hiking
27 days ago

The trail path and surroundings are nice. We went left at the big tree. If you have dogs be very careful taking them here. There was quite a bit of broken glass in the beginning and scattered throughout that could have easily cut their paws. It's a shame people felt the need to break glass on the trail.

hiking
28 days ago

The hilly part of the trail provides a good workout and beautiful scenery. I saw only four other people on this trail during the entire time I was hiking. There are places where one can easily extend the hike by going into the F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm or other extensions.

hiking
1 month ago

we our at Adams run one of my favorite places on 83 degree today with the dogs

1 month ago

Pretty and not completely “easy”. We started on the Alder and took this trail where they meet up. Lots of shade and a few hills.

hiking
1 month ago

One of the neater trails I've found in the area in terms of terrain and scenery, and not much noise pollution from traffic until the last 1/4.

It is a terrific trail with great scenery. The most well-marked trail I have ever ridden. The surface was very smooth from Akron all the way to Cleveland.
Terry J.

Wow. Nestled in the summit metro parks we found this gem of a hike. Not an easy start, but well worth the hill. Absolutely awesome forest scenery.

hiking
1 month ago

Love this trail!!! The exercise stations & run/walk signs give a full body and cardio workout!!! Very Convenient ❤️

My review is from the perspective of an amateur landscape/nature photographer.

The majority of the trail is typical Eastern US hardwood forest and there's no standout feature. The one exception is Beaver Pond. The pond/marsh was created by beavers and there's a nice boardwalk through it. It's a good spot to shoot a sunrise, photograph birds and look for the elusive beavers. ( I saw one while I was there). There's really now reason to any further along the trail.

If you are visiting the Cuyahoga Valley NP and are looking for wildlife or birds, go to the pond.

2 months ago

Great trail, saw a snake.

Excellent ride

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful views, we went to the left first and enjoyed the climb. There was little to no water running so we had no trouble crossing areas that may have had runoff’s.

on Cherry Lane Trail

2 months ago

Nice, easy trail (good for kids). Lots of plants and animals to spot along the way. Features a pond and a suspension bridge.

2 months ago

Not a great trek. Close to road and trail was closed approximately 1.5 miles in. With all of the wonderful trails to enjoy, this one should be far down your list.

trail running
2 months ago

I love this trail! Awesome for trail running. A moderate amount of hills, lovely wildflowers in May, and some little stream hops. Super fun.

mountain biking
2 months ago

This trail is so fun to ride. It’s not so much mountain biking (pretty flat and mostly paved/gravel), but beautiful scenery and fun shops, restaurants, and bars along the way.

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.

It’s easy. There’s not much to see. I guess you should do it once. Blah.

Probably one of my all time favorite trails. I spend so much time here. I love the wildlife. There’s owls. There’s ducks. There’s herons. This trail is amazing. Be aware that the bridge in back of Szalays is out so you have to take a little detour. This is my running trail as well. I wish I could give this place 6 stars. So many wonderful memories here

hiking
3 months 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.

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