Best river trails in Akron, Ohio

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Explore the most popular river 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 river trails in Akron, Ohio
Top trails (16)
#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 - Chuckery Trail Loop
Cascade Valley Park
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 7 m
#3 - Deer Run Trail
O'Neil Woods Park
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Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 51 m
This route is an all dirt trail through the forest. There is a stair section early on which can get slippery when wet. There is a bathroom at the trailhead. Show more
#4 - Perkins Trail, Riding Run, and Furnace Trail Loop
Cuyahoga Valley National Park
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Length: 6.3 mi • Est. 2 h 32 m
The route follows an all dirt trail. It gets very muddy in sections after a day of rain. There are two water crossings, but they are usually manageable even after rain. There is a long section of stairs at the beginning if hiking counter-clockwise. If hiking clockwise, you'll cross the Everett Covered Bridge at the start. There is a large parking lot with porta potties at the trailhead. Show more
#5 - Spring Hollow Trail
Hampton Hills Metro Park
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 51 m
All dirt trail with benches at various places. Can easily be combines with the Adam Run Trail for an extended loop.Show more
#6 - 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
#7 - 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
#8 - Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath: Memorial Parkway
Akron, Ohio
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Length: 4.4 mi • Est. 1 h 50 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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