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Buckeye Trail: Station Rd to Boston

Intermediate/Difficult
 3.7 (3)

A challenging, hilly trail that stretches all the way around the state of Ohio.


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Map Key

23.2

Miles

37.4

KM

95%

Runnable

974' 297 m

High

623' 190 m

Low

1,809' 551 m

Up

2,115' 645 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

29%

Max Grade (16°)

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Runner Notes

The terrain varies greatly but you'll run into a lot of surprise roots, so step carefully.

Description

Station Road Bridge straddles a gorgeous expanse of the CVNP system; it's a famous landmark of the entire park and makes for a great photo opportunity. But there is far more to this stretch of trail than this single landmark. The Buckeye Trail weaves in and out of the Valley like a snake; many of the stops are among the most picturesque to be had in all of Northeast Ohio. Trekkers wanting to stay longer will find the Stanford House and campsites available for overnight stays.

What Makes It Great:

This section of the trail runs you through what has been referred to elsewhere as (arguably) “the heart of the 33,000-acre Cuyahoga Valley National Park.” Several villages, two counties and many disparate destinations meet here, but the park system’s heart and soul is here, with Brandywine Falls, Blue Hen Falls, the Happy Days Lodge and Boston Mills Ski Resort decorating one end.

Who is Going to Love It:

Hikers and runners looking for a challenge. The Buckeye Trail offers many a good trail run, and the 12 miles that span Boston to Station Road Bridge can be tough and downright demanding for any visitor. To that end, make sure that everyone in your group is up to the challenge.

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Maggie Olson

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  3.7 from 3 votes

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Photos

Close-up of Blue Hen Falls.
Jan 20, 2016 near Peninsula, OH
A unique double waterfall has formed in a bowl of shale and sandstone along the Sagamore Creek Loop Trail.
Mar 8, 2017 near Walton…, OH
Buckeye Trail, north of Jaite. Photo: NPS John Fitzpatrick.
Apr 1, 2016 near Brecksv…, OH
A smaller waterfall flows along the Sagamore Creek Loop Trail.
Mar 8, 2017 near Walton…, OH
Waterfalls like this one act as your trail companion along the Sagamore Creek Loop Trail.
Mar 8, 2017 near Walton…, OH
Deer Lick Cave
May 4, 2016 near Brecksv…, OH

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