Best walking trails in Akron, Ohio

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Explore the most popular walking 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 walking trails in Akron, Ohio
Top trails (32)
#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 - Dogwood Trail
Sand Run Metro Park
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 46 m
Great trail for trail runners. Access is just off Sand Run Parkway. The trail can also be accessed from the Mingo Trailhead where there is a large parking lot and picnic area. Show more
#4 - 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
#5 - 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
#6 - Willow Trail
Firestone Metro Park
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Length: 1.6 mi • Est. 40 m
This is a great place to visit with kids to see birds and wildlife. The trail can handle strollers but it is a bit bumpy and rocky in places.Show more
#7 - Highbridge Trail
Gorge Metropolitan Park
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Length: 3.0 mi • Est. 1 h 22 m
Dirt and gravel trail running along the Cuyahoga River. Power lines above head for the majority of the time. Stairs leading down to a lower section. The 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
#8 - 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
#9 - 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
#10 - Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath: Memorial Parkway
Akron, Ohio
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Length: 4.4 mi • Est. 1 h 50 m
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