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Spring 2017 Hiking Series

by / Wednesday, 29 March 2017 / Published in Blog, Home Special

It’s that time of year! Appalachian Outfitters is hosting a series of group hikes in April and May on both Sundays and Wednesdays. This is a great opportunity to explore some of the best hiking trails in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, as well as enjoy the company of fellow hikers. Take a look at the upcoming group hikes in our Spring 2017 Hiking Series…

Brandywine Falls

Brandywine Falls Trail
Brandywine Falls Trail
Photo Credit: Kenneth Sponsler/Shutterstock

Date: Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 9 am
Trail: Brandywine Falls & Stanford
Meeting Place: Brandywine Falls Lot
Hike Distance: 2.8 mi.

Brandywine Falls and Stanford Trails elevate from 160 to 190 feet with steep stairs. This hike is moderate to difficult, displaying a waterfall and beautiful hiking scenery for nature photography.

Furnace Run

Furnace Run Trail
Furnace Run Trail
Photo Credit: Conservancy for CVNP

Date: Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 6 pm
Trail: Furnace Run
Meeting Place: Everett Road Parking Area
Distance: 2.3 mi.

Furnace Run trail gained its name from early iron smelting furnaces that were located beside the Cuyahoga River. This trail runs across Furnace Run Metro Park (measuring 890 acres). Brushwood Lake is a popular feature in this park.

Plateau Trail

Plateau Trail
Plateau Trail
Photo Credit: Conservancy for CVNP

Date: Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 9 am
Trail: Plateau Trail
Meeting Place: Oak Hill Lot
Distance: 4.9 mi.

Plateau Trail has a 200-foot elevation change is between moderate and difficult. It’s known for gorgeous wildflowers, especially in the spring. Many people enjoy Plateau Trail for bird watching year-round.

Perkins Trail

Perkins Trail
Perkins Trail
Photo Credit: Conservancy for CVNP

Date: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 6 pm
Trail: Perkins Trail
Meeting Place: Everett Road Parking Area
Distance: 2.75 mi.

With a 260-foot elevation change, this trail is difficult. Please be prepared to sweat it out with us! The trail crosses narrow and wide areas, slopes, stream crossings, loose surfaces, heavily-rooted portions, and mud. The beautiful scenery of rifts, hills, trees, fields, and streams are worth the effort.

Boston Run Trail

Boston Run Trail
Boston Run Trail
Photo Credit: Hiking Project

Date: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 6 pm
Trail: Boston Run Trail
Meeting Place: Happy Days/ Boston Run Lot
Distance: 3.1 mi.

This trail elevates 80 feet and rates at moderate, making it popular among local Ohio hikers. It passes by a river, its scenery also placing it towards the top of Cuyahoga Valley National Parks.

Peninsula Trail

Peninsula Trail
Peninsula Trail
Photo Credit: Conservancy for CVNP

Date: Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 9 am
Trail: Peninsula to Hunt Farm
Meeting Place: Pine Lane Parking Area
Distance: 9.4 mi.

This trail passes by a 19th century farmhouse where many activities are held. This trail displays the agricultural heritage of the area, making it both enjoyable and educational to hike on a nice spring day!

The Ledges Trail

Ledges Trail
Photo Credit: Tom Jones, NPS

Date: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 6 pm
Trail: Ledges Trail
Meeting Place: Ledges Shelter Lot
Distance: 2.3 mi.

Ledges Trail elevates by 109 feet and holds a moderate rating. All skill levels will enjoy this trail, which is usually used to host a variety of activities throughout the area. The trail also wanders through gorgeous wildflowers.

Salt Run & Cross Country Trail

Salt Run Trail
Salt Run Trail
Photo Credit: Conservancy for CVNP

Date: Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 9 am
Trail: Salt Run & Cross Country Trail
Meeting Place: Kendall Lake Lot
Distance: 4.5 mi.

This moderate trail displays wildlife up close and personal. Many regulars use this trail for running, hiking, activities, and nature trips throughout the year, no matter the season.

Cross Country Trail

Cross Country Trail - Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Cross Country Trail – Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Photo Credit: OhRanger.com

Date: Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 6 pm
Trail: Cross Country Trail
Meeting Place: Kendall Lake Lot
Distance: 2.3 mi.

This trail winds through overgrown meadows, old farmland, lakesides, and woodlands. It also joins with footpaths Salt Run Trail and Lake Trail. It is commonplace to see amphibians, bird life, white-tailed deer, and reptiles.

Boston to Peninsula

Girl's feet running on a dirt towpath
Girl’s feet running on a dirt towpath

Date: Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 9 am
Trail: Boston to Peninsula
Meeting Place: Boston Store Overflow Lot
Distance: 7.6 mi.

The changing landscape along this trail shows pine, oaks, orchards, ravines, wildflowers, and birds. Bring your camera as you explore the historic home built in 1836!

Riding Run Trail

Riding Run Trail - Peninsula, Ohio
Riding Run Trail – Peninsula, Ohio
Photo Credit: Conservancy for CVNP

Date: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 6 pm
Trail: Riding Run Trail
Meeting Place: Everett Road Parking Area
Distance: 4.6 mi.

This trail is reminiscent of Little Red Riding Hood as the trail meanders through the forest. You’ll see rabbits, pileated woodpeckers, and maybe the sound of coyotes.

Cross Country Trail – Dog Hike

Man and dog taking a break on hiking trip
Cross Country Trail

Date: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 6 pm
Trail: Cross Country Trail – Dog Hike
Meeting Place: Kendall Lake Lot
Distance: 2.3 mi.

This is the same trail that we hiked earlier, only now you can bring along your furry friend! Be sure to bring a leash as we explore the beautiful scenery and witness evidence of beaver habitats nearby Kendall Lake!

Spring 2017 Hiking Series With Appalachian Outfitters

Take advantage of this opportunity to hike new trails and see new views. We look forward to having you with us! For more information, contact Appalachian Outfitters.

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