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Cuyahoga Valley Towpath Trail

Average Rating:    (2.52 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 31

A never ending path made of crushed limestone. Obstacles include hikers, jogging strollers, old people who insist walking down the middle of the path blocking both lanes of traffic, Trail Blazers (pseudo-rangers on bikes who will stop you if your riding to fast), and general slow Sunday bikers on Huffies
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Latitude
41.31817313954503
Longitude
-81.5888500213623
Trail Directions
Many trailheads along path from Cleveland to Akron. One I'm familar with is Rockside Road off of 77.
Trail Length
30+miles
Trail Level
Beginner
Trail Type
Paved Path
City/County
Cleveland
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Review Date
December 2, 2012

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 1 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Piman ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
If you go off the trail onto some of the hike-only areas, you can find some nice climbs. I found one that at the top got kinda techy. Also the bridle trail is fun because it's like tight singletrack. All the fun stuff is off limits. Its also fun to go straight on the gravel with no hands.

Recommended Route:
Anything that says no biking.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Go to West Branch.



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Review Date
November 15, 2009

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 1 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: nickdiore ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Long, straight, flat. I ride this path with my girlfriend every once in a while. Before we start I'm always positive that it's gonna suck, but I end up having a good time. I let her ride in front of me 'cause, you know. You get to race four year old kids riding with training wheels. There's always some freak dude in the middle of nowhere with a parrot or snake and/or an out of tune guitar singing heroically. I'll spend a good hour wondering if that big fat guy walked all this way or did someone drop him off?

Recommended Route:
Go one way, turn around and go back. You need a pretty active imagination to keep it interesting.



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Review Date
April 29, 2008

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 1 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: nitzer ,  Downhiller

Summary:
Long....

Good place to check out girls running...

Recommended Route:
ummm... just ride north or south till you fall a sleep.



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Review Date
January 29, 2008

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 1 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: rinibry ,  Racer

Summary:
good and long with very few stops for car traffic. I use it to commute to work in the summer and is nicly paved from rockside rd and north. it gets pretty bad at the end as you begin to smell the polution coming from the steel mills. this is a easy ride and you can take less experienced riders for a safe confidence builder or a little exercise

Recommended Route:
on weekdays park under the 480 bridge and head towards cleveland its all paved and you may see 2 other people the whole time, its only 4-5 miles but you can do it a few times for a good work out with no interuptions and no cross auto traffic. a few turns and a little hill or 2 is all.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
there is a short mtb path in the same area and the hike and bike trail is ok if you like the power lines



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Review Date
August 27, 2006

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Tow Path Joe ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Lets call it what it is. A scenic, flat, safe (relatively), limestone covered route. Great for long training rides. I've got over 2,800 miles on the Path. Where else can you get that kind of cycling for a $5 annual donation.

Sure I've think i've seen it all; smokers, unleased dogs, unfettered kids. Lat night there were 2 guys whos stopped there bikes right in the middle of the path to lookaround ....shhhesh.And even 2 a**holes walking in the middle who refused to move despite all the appropriate warnings. On the way back they got a handle bar in the back ...ooops. If you don't want to deal with the "Attack of the Path People" go early. Get up early ride out the Fishers have breakfast and head back. Or avoid the most popular trail head (Peninsula) there are plenty of miles between traiheads. Or head North, doesn't seem as poulated.

I think it's a great resource

Recommended Route:
Go from 49th and Harvard to Botzum road and back. Fifty + miles and only a handful of roads to worry about. Stop at the Winkin Lizard for some refueling!



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