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Dogwood Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.4 (7) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A looping trail in Sand Run Park.


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Map Key

2.3

Miles

3.7

KM

Loop

994' 303 m

High

786' 240 m

Low

253' 77 m

Up

253' 77 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

23%

Max Grade (13°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly A nice trail with great views once past the initial hill climb.

Road may be restricted after heavy rains due to a river fording.

Overview

Dogwood Trail is a hard-packed trail in a very shady area of Sand Run Park. There's an open field at one point of the trail that is a great break for hiking around with the kids or dog. The trail guide and all documentation online says the trail is 1.8 miles, but it has recently been rerouted and is now 2.3 miles.

Description

Trail begins in the Wadsworth parking area in Sand Run Park. There is a river ford going through the park, which may be closed during heavy rains.

The trail begins with a rather steep incline that is not for everybody. Once on top of the incline, the trail mostly evens out and runs through the woods. At one point, the trail opens up into a field that is great for a break. The trail stays somewhat even for awhile, then begins to drop down to road level. There are a number of up and down inclines for the rest of the trail.

The trail does follow along with the road for a little while without actually going onto the road. It also mirrors the Buckeye Trail for a short distance.

Contacts

Land Manager: Summit Metro Parks

Shared By:

Richard Walters

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  4.4 from 7 votes

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Nice winding trail area
Aug 21, 2017 near Fairlawn, OH
Field toward the beginning of the trail.
Aug 21, 2017 near Fairlawn, OH

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Apr 2, 2021
Sarah Burkett
Did forwards and reverse 4.8mi
Apr 1, 2021
Sarah Burkett
2.4mi
Mar 19, 2021
Sarah Burkett
From parcours to dogwood 6mi
Feb 9, 2021
Sarah Burkett
Bring spikes, yaktrax, etc 2.2mi
Jan 24, 2021
Sarah Burkett
Dec 29, 2020
Sarah Burkett
dangerously icy
Nov 12, 2020
Sarah Burkett
Apr 2, 2020
Colin Billings