Explore the most popular trail running 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.

on Dogwood Trail

hiking
1 day ago

hiking
5 days ago

Challenging trail and hike, but it is beautiful to hike through. One if my favorites to do. Very slippery spots here and there, but I’m sure it’s because of the rain we have been getting and it doesn’t have time to dry due to the trail being shady.

on Adam Run Trail

hiking
8 days ago

This trail was surprisingly pretty. I enjoyed the four creek crossings. On the farthest point from the beginning of the hike, there are open fields of tall grass. It was quite beautiful in the rain.

12 days ago

best hill climber trail in the area

hiking
14 days ago

Really enjoyed the hike with the family and dog. Walked counterclockwise on the loop. It was nice ending at the river.

hiking
18 days ago

Hills, so many hills!

hiking
19 days ago

Wonderful mix, high grass and mostly forest trail crosses gully washes at a few points.

25 days ago

This trail is beautiful year round. The trees are spectacular and varied. There’s lots of little animals. It feels mostly uphill so it is a great workout. There’s 2 little water areas to add beauty and it’s trafficked enough you don’t feel isolated but never crowded. My favorite trail to date.

trail running
29 days ago

hiking, walking, trail running...backpacking trek training...best all round trail for those pursuits around. You can cut it in half if you don't have time for the full 3.2 by taking the shorter trail option, well marked, name evades me! New trails cut, and just lovely. good elevation gain, hike along the creek, and up along the ridge and plateau with meadows and grassland. nice!

1 month ago

solid hike. the trails were perfectly maintained.

hiking
1 month 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
1 month ago

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

hiking
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
2 months ago

Great trail. Has a fishing pond for kids 15 yrs and under. Definitely going back.

hiking
2 months ago

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

2 months 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
2 months 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.

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
2 months 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.

3 months ago

Great trail, saw a snake.

hiking
3 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

3 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.

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