Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Brecksville

4.3
#2 of 110 in Nature in Ohio
Cuyahoga Valley National Park follows the Cuyahoga River, allowing visitors to hike or bike one of the many trails that showcase the region's waterfalls, old canals, and forests. The Towpath Trail runs 33.5 km (21 mi) along ravines and past craggy boulders. As you pass what look like typical farms, you'll discover that sections along the trails are recreated 19th- and early 20th-century farmland growing crops from these eras. You'll see several city parks included in the protected lands, many of which have concert and event venues. To tour the park while saving your feet, consider a ride on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad. Facilities are available at either end of the trails, and a few restaurants and markets offer refreshments, but be sure to bring enough water for hike. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Brecksville using our trip planner.
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  • Perfect place for a daylong bike ride. Hop on the train for one direction and ride back. Plenty to see in the park and a few good places to eat. The path is in great shape for any style of bike. Hard....  more »
  • This is by far the most unspectacular of the 34 national parks I have been to. I still enjoyed my time there, but it felt like little more than a large urban park. Most of the driving feels like a...  more »
  • What a gorgeous place. Beautifully done facilities by the park service as usual. I can’t imagine there’s a single thing you can’t do here as far as outdoor activities go, plus a train.  more »
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  • Love this place with all the beautiful variety of trees. The falls are hypnotic. Just being in nature is so refreshing. Listening to the birds and seeing the sun filter through the trees. Love to go here to escape all the stresses of life. Enjoyed all the flowers along the way!
  • The Cuyahoga Scenic Railroad was a great experience for our family. There were 14 of us celebrating a birthday. Plan to come back with my bike some time because the bike trails looked awesome.
  • The bike train is awesome. Construction on one end right now is less than ideal, but that won't last forever. Beautiful trails and great train ride.
  • Loved this place! Nature at it's best! We went to the Brandywine Falls and did the tail. We also went to The Ledges and did the tail. Both of them were beautiful in their own ways. The rangers at the Boston Shore visitor center were extremely helpful and very friendly!
  • These trails were beautiful and very clean and well kept. It was my first time here and I can't wait to go back. My family and I had so much fun.

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