Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail

The Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail is an 60-mile multi-use trail that provides recreationl use within three counties in Ohio. The Towpath Trail travels through metropolitan cities,local villages, regional metroparks and the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

photo: Photo by Mary Shaw Type: Fitness Trail, Greenway, Nature Trail
Length: 59.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Bicycling (off pavement)
Dogs - On leash
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Snow - Cross-country Skiing
Snow - Snowshoeing
Wildlife Observation
Agency: National Park Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Directions

Location: The Towpath Trail begins in Cleveland, north of Harvard Road, travels, through Cleveland Metroparks, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Metroparks, Serving Summit County, through the remainder of Summit County, and ends in Tuscarawas County.
States: Ohio
Counties: Cuyahoga, Summit, Tuscarawas
Latitude: 41.493662   Longitude: -81.69337

Many access points between Cuyahoga and Tuscarawas Counties off of either Interstate 77 or State Route 8.

Description

The Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail is an 60-mile multi-use trail that provides recreationl use within three counties in Ohio. The Towpath Trail travels through metropolitan cities,local villages, regional metroparks and the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. In conjunction with the Ralph Regula Towpath Trail in Stark County, Ohio, the Towpath Trail provides an 88-mile corridor for recreational use. The Towpath Trail follows the path of the Ohio & Erie Canal and is part of the designated National Heritage Area. The Towpath Trail serves as the spine within numerous cities and villages providing connections to local trail networks, historic and cultural landmarks and viewing access to the Cuyahoga River. The Towpath Trail is an embodiment of a collaboration of local, regional, federal and non-profit partnerships for programming, management and operations.

Additional Details

Width: 72 inches.
Primary Surface: Other
Secondary Surface: None
Average Grade: 2%
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Year Designated: 1977

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail management:
Cuyahoga Valley
National Recreation Area
15610 Vaughan Rd.
Brecksville , OH 44141

 

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