Explore the most popular views 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.

hiking
14 hours 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
6 days ago

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

on Cherry Lane Trail

1 month ago

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

1 month 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.

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!

hiking
2 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.

hiking
2 months ago

This is one of the greatest trails I have ever done. The views from the top are beautiful and this trail is all about elevation. This trail also has the greatest set of stairs I’ve ever seen in the park system. I did them 3 times in a row and my legs were on fire. The trail is short but lots to see. You can actually walk into the creek and take some fantastic pictures. I can’t wait to go back.

walking
2 months ago

Perfect for younger kids. Not too long and an easy hike

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail! It's beautiful. There's a couple hills. I love how it's by the water.

My kids and I had a great time on this trail!! They especially liked the dried creek bed where we were able to build some rock towers!!

2 months ago

Awesome hike!!! Great workout.

hiking
2 months ago

Awesome trail with great waterways for birding and a good short hike.

on Valley Link

hiking
2 months ago

This trail would be more accurately described as moderate to difficult. Muddy sections after a rain; the trail crosses the Cuyahoga River and the towpath trail, as well as a few roads and trails in the Sand Run Park. Some sections are steep.

hiking
2 months ago

This is a nice historical trail that has come a long way in the past few years. The section from the parking lot along the road to the pond observation deck is fairly short (half a mile there, half a mile back) and very flat and grassy, so it would be good for those who have health problems or very young children and can't walk too far or deal with elevation changes. I don't think it could handle a wheel chair though, as it's not paved.

today was my first time on this trail and I loved it! Challenging for me, but doable and beautiful!

hiking
3 months ago

took my dog this morning and it was a good time. didnt enjoy the trailhead part that winds along the road, a bit too close to the trail and rather loud. The trail itself was nice and hilly, and parts of the trail were quite muddy.

I’d rate this a 3.5. The back half of trail by the river was lovely. Nice opportunity for pics. We also enjoyed a few off trail adventures out on the bluffs. Perfect for dogs. Not too many people. A lot of trash near the river. We made this a 3.6 mile hike by exploring the bluffs and river. I’ll be back.

hiking
4 months ago

One of my favorite spots to hike when I don’t want to travel far to hike.

hiking
5 months ago

It's a lovely trail following waterways and going around ponds, and is close to a population center, but there was unfortunately a lot of dog poop on the trail.

The back half was beautiful but the first mile or so was just grass and dense brush.

9 months ago

Just long enough. Fun and relaxing

hiking
9 months ago

Flat trail, great for birding, walking or jogging.

9 months ago

It's very pretty and clean. The water is stagnant in spots and smells, but it has nice views.

walking
10 months ago

Nice easy trail. Well maintained with a variety of scenery.

hiking
10 months ago

Nice family friendly hike. Lots of dad, moms and younger kids getting out with the beginning of the annual metro parks hiking program. Get in your 10 hikes and earn your annual badge!

hiking
10 months ago

Beautiful!!! Stairs are a bit slippery after a rain so be careful to hold on to the railings.

10 months ago

Very easy trail with Echo Pond and the Suspension Bridge.

hiking
10 months ago

Whoever rated this trail 2 stars is a moron

10 months ago

there are a couple of areas that have good elevation change that will have you breathing.

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