Back in 2003, heavy flood damage closed Tabletop Trail and a fairly comprehensive restoration effort by the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park was necessary to bring the trail back into shape. A 2013 Trail Management Plan was executed and pulled the section back in line with the trail corridor, which is anchored by the moderate Wetmore Trail
and Langes Run Trail
loops. The whole Wetmore area is comprised of about 9 miles in all, but is part of 20 miles of equestrian trails that fortify this region of the CVNP—made up of old farmers paths and logging roads. Tabletop itself is about .7 miles.
This is a multi-use section of the CVNP, and hikers, runners, snowshoe enthusiasts, and equestrians all get major use of the trail system here. The trail is irregular, somewhat “mixed-media," with gravel, clay, dirt, hills, and slopes, and is somewhat narrow in spots. Be sure to yield to bridle-equestrian traffic: they have the right of way! What’s more, irregular trails and changing elevation offers a moderate challenge that vary with weather and various seasonal conditions.
Shared By: Maggie Olson