Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Between Cleveland and Akron in Northeast Ohio, Cuyahoga Valley is a hidden gem!!

August 2023

Cuyahoga Valley National Park

This park, nestled along the Cuyahoga River in northern Ohio, is gorgeous and boasts stunning views of rock formations, waterfalls, and scenic hiking paths.

I spent three days at the park with a group of ladies from the Hikerbabes Community: Central Indiana Chapter. It was an awesome experience. The weather was wonderful with the exception of the first evening hike that had us caught in a thunderstorm. We toughed it out and completed our five mile hike that evening and returned to the trail the next morning! 

An additional feature of the park is the cute little town of Peninsula, OH that greets visitors at the entrance. It includes a few shops, restaurants, and a train stop along the Cuyahoga Scenic Railway. 

Trail Highlights

  • Breathtaking waterfalls; including beautiful and commonly photographed Bridal Veils Falls.
  • Fun terrain for hikers.
  • Scenic overlooks.
  • A beautiful historic airbnb, The Stanford House, inside the park and available for public reservation.