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Buckeye Trail: Station Rd to Boston

Intermediate/Difficult
 3.7 (3)

A challenging, hilly trail that stretches all the way around the state of Ohio.


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23.2

Miles

37.4

KM

Point to Point

974' 297 m

High

623' 190 m

Low

1,809' 551 m

Up

2,115' 645 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

29%

Max Grade (16°)

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Description

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.

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Maggie Olson

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  3.7 from 3 votes

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#397

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Photos

Ohio Eire Towpath Trail looking at station bridge
Jun 15, 2016 near Brecksv…, OH
Close-up of Blue Hen Falls.
Jan 20, 2016 near Peninsula, OH
A unique double waterfall has formed in a bowl of shale and sandstone along the Sagamore Creek Loop Trail.
Mar 8, 2017 near Walton…, OH
Fall colors on the way to Jaite.
Oct 19, 2020 near Peninsula, OH
Buckeye Trail, north of Jaite. Photo: NPS John Fitzpatrick.
Apr 1, 2016 near Brecksv…, OH
A smaller waterfall flows along the Sagamore Creek Loop Trail.
Mar 8, 2017 near Walton…, OH

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Apr 16, 2020
Ian Marker
Between Columbia rd and north road 4mi
May 18, 2019
Caleb Weatherbee
15mi — 6h 00m
Aug 30, 2018
Luke DeJeu
Jun 23, 2018
Mark McDonough
With Tom, pretty muddy. 11mi
Sep 25, 2016
Hua Qing
Jun 12, 2016
Mark McDonough
Doing 3 miles there and back for 6 mile run. 3mi