“A challenging, hilly trail that stretches all the way around the state of Ohio.”
— Maggie Olson
The terrain varies greatly but you'll run into a lot of surprise roots, so step carefully.
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.