Best lake trails in Akron, Ohio

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Explore the most popular lake 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 lake trails in Akron, Ohio
Top trails (7)
#1 - 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
#2 - Shoreline Long Loop
Portage Lakes State Park
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Length: 5.5 mi • Est. 2 h 13 m
#3 - Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath: Botzum to Everett
Cuyahoga Valley National Park
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Length: 6.7 mi • Est. 2 h 43 m
There is a large parking lot with bathrooms at the trailhead. It is a very popular trailhead along the Towpath and passes over Beaver Marsh just past the Ira Road trailhead and continues along through some of the most beautiful areas of the entire 85 mile Towpath. Szalay Farm is near the halfway point and offers food and beverages during the summer months. Accessibility: This concrete, asphalt, crushed hard gravel, wooden bridge and boardwalk trail is estimated to typically be at least 5 feet wide. According to the National Park website, this full trail may not be fully wheelchair accessible due to rocky sections along the north end near Everett. The slope is estimated to be mostly gentle to moderately steep and range from -7% (downhill) to 7% (uphill) grade. There are 6 ADA-compliant car parking spots with 4 access aisles at the large paved trailhead lot. The most accessible portion of this trail is the first 2.5 miles north from the Botzum trailhead.Show more
#4 - Bath Nature Preserve Loop
Bath Nature Preserve
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 13 m
This is a dirt and gravel trail with a small wooden boardwalk section. The boardwalk section gets very slippery when wet so please use caution. There is a bathroom at the trailhead.Show more
#5 - Ohio Erie Canal: Bartges St to Wilbeth Rd Trailhead
Akron, Ohio
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Length: 5.4 mi • Est. 2 h 10 m
#6 - Copley Community Park Loop
Copley Community Park
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Length: 1.6 mi • Est. 38 m
#7 - Beefy's Trail
Bath Nature Preserve
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Length: 1.2 mi • Est. 32 m
This route follows along a mostly gravel service road that dead-ends into private property. There is a bathroom at the trailhead. Show more