Though a short distance from the urban areas of Cleveland and Akron, Cuyahoga Valley National Park seems worlds away. The park is a refuge for native plants and wildlife, and provides routes of discovery for visitors. The winding Cuyahoga River gives way to deep forests, rolling hills, and open farmlands. Walk or ride the Towpath Trail to follow the historic route of the Ohio & Erie Canal.
Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Plan Your Visit
There's so much to do in your national park! Whether you're coming for a day or a week, there's something to fit everyone's interests.
Operating Hours and Seasons
Some areas close at dusk. The remaining areas are open 24 hours.
Music & Arts
Experience the music and arts year round in the valley!
2019 River Celebration
Join us to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the burning of the river in 2019!
Fees & Passes
Entrance to the park is free. Passes can still be purchased at our visitor center.
Permits & Reservations
Space rental, photography, weddings, commercial use, research and special events.
Over 125 miles of hiking trails are available for your hiking pleasure in CVNP. These trails range from nearly level to challenging.
Winter Sports Center
Winter brings its own special ways to enjoy the park, including hiking, cross-country skiing, and downhill skiing.
Cuyahoga Valley National Park is here to remove barriers and build enjoyable experiences for everyone.
Last updated: December 17, 2018