Best kid friendly trails in Akron, Ohio

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Explore the most popular kid friendly 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.
Map of kid friendly trails in Akron, Ohio
Top trails (24)
#1 - Adam Run Trail
Hampton Hills Metro Park
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Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 1 h 32 m
The Adam Run Trail forms a sort of figure eight with the Spring Hollow Trail. The scenic route travels through ravines and over streams. This is a moderate hike great for families and kids.Show more
#2 - Schumacher Trail
Cascade Valley Park
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Length: 1.3 mi • Est. 37 m
The hilly Schumacher Trail provides a closer look at some of Summit County's most pristine scenery: http://www.naturalohioadventures.com/cascade-valley-metro-park.htmlShow more
#3 - Highbridge Trail
Gorge Metropolitan Park
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 7 m
Dirt and gravel path along the Cuyahoga River. There are power lines above head for the majority of the time. Stairs can be found leading down to a lower section. This trail ends at a street, but it's possible to connect to the Chuckery Trail near the turnaround point. The Glens and Cuyahoga River Gorge trailheads are nearby as well.Show more
#4 - Cherry Lane Trail
F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm
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Length: 1.1 mi • Est. 30 m
Cherry Lane Trail is an easy-to-travel loop that connects to Fernwood Trail at a 110-foot-long suspension bridge, taking visitors across a 45-foot-deep ravine.Show more
#5 - Redwing Trail
Firestone Metro Park
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Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 38 m
This route follows an all dirt trail that shares a trailhead with the Willow Trail. After sustained rain, this trail can become impassable in one area. There are bathrooms and a pavilion near the trailhead.Show more
#6 - Parcours Trail
Goodyear Heights Metro Park
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Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 48 m
Trail has exercises stations as well as walk/run signs that are great for getting in shape, testing your fitness, or ignoring while taking a leisurely stroll. It features deciduous forest, streams, and a pine plantation along the route. Show more
#7 - Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath: Memorial Parkway
Akron, Ohio
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Length: 4.4 mi • Est. 1 h 50 m
#8 - Piney Woods and Alder Trail Loop
Goodyear Heights Metro Park
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 52 m
#9 - Springfield Bog Prairie Trail
Springfield Bog Metro Park
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Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 42 m
Though the prairie will take years to fully develop, this easy and flat Prairie Trail leads visitors from the parking lot into what could become a birding hotspot in just a few years. Great place for wildflower viewing. Accessibility: This packed dirt, gravel, and mowed grass trail is estimated to typically be at least 4 feet wide. There is also a wooden boardwalk and wooden watchtower excursion, the watchtower is not wheelchair or stroller accessible while the boardwalk is. The slope of this route is estimated to usually be flat to gentle, around +/- 3% grade. There is one moderately steep section that reaches 6% grade (downhill). Trail goers using mobility equipment like a wheelchair or stroller may need some assistance here. There is 1 ADA-compliant car parking spot with an access aisle at the small paved trailhead lot.Show more
#10 - Oxbow Loop Trail
Cascade Valley Park
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Length: 1.0 mi • Est. 24 m
The Oxbow Trail in the Cascade Valley Metro Park is a great wooded trail that follows the Cuyahoga River for much of the way. The parking lot is decently sized and the picnic area with picnic tables and grills is nearby. The picnic area offers great views of the river for those that would like to see the river, but who may have mobility issues. The trail does have some areas with steep inclines and steps. Once about halfway up the hill you have the option to just continue on the Oxbow Trail route (1.2 miles), or continue up the steep gorge to connect to the Overlook Trail. Show more
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