Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Ohio

Cuyahoga Valley National Park is located in the northern part of Ohio around Akron and Cleveland. There are no other national parks located in Ohio. The area was made a national park in 2000 and covers almost 32 square miles. Hiking is a popular activity where vistors see caves, waterfalls and vistas of the river and wildlife that surrounds it. The park receives a little over 2 million visitors annually.

Cuyahoga Valley National Park Info


Cuyahoga Valley National Park

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National Park Service Continues Towpath Construction

Trail to Re-Open Evenings and Weekends August 10

Cuyahoga Valley National Park Concert Series: Musicians of the Cleveland Orchestra

Enjoy a concert of chamber music in your national park, performed by a quintet of musicians from the Cleveland Orchestra. Experience intimate performances by members of “the best band in the land,” featuring Jessica Lee and Isabel Trautwein on violin, special guest Eric Wong of the Cavani Quartet on viola, Tanya Ell-Woolfrey on cello, and Robert Woolfrey on clarinet.

Final work in progress on Cuyahoga Valley National Park’s first Mountain Biking Trail

Mountain bikers will soon be able to indulge in additional miles on the East Rim Trail, which will make for approximately 10 miles in Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) when completed.

Changes to Special Park Uses Program Coming in 2019

The National Park Service is making extensive changes to the Special Park Uses Program for Cuyahoga Valley National Park. The changes will be implemented starting January 1, 2019.

Cuyahoga Valley National Park Photos

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Nickel Plate Steam Engine 765

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Nickel Plate Steam Engine 765

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad

Brandywine Falls

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Brandywine Falls

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Fall in Brecksville

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Fall in Brecksville

FPA-4 No. 800 pulls a Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad train southbound through Brecksville. The view was made from the Ohio Route 82 bridge.

From Atop Route 82

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From Atop Route 82

RS18u No. 1822 pulls a Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad train southbound through Brecksville. The view was made from the Ohio Route 82 bridge.

Reflection in the Cuyahoga

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Reflection in the Cuyahoga

An image of CVSR FPA-4 No. 6777 reflects in the Cuyahoga River as the train it is pulling crosses a bridge south of Peninsula.

No. 800 at Pleasant Valley Road

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No. 800 at Pleasant Valley Road

FPA-4 No. 800 leads the southbound National Park Scenic of the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad at East Pleasant Valley Road.

Three in a Row

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Three in a Row

All three dome cars of the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad are lined up on a train rolling southbound at East Pleasant Valley Road. They are front to back Silver Bronco, Silver Lariat and Silver Solarium.

CVSR 6777 at Pleasant Valley Road

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CVSR 6777 at Pleasant Valley Road

Image made on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad at East Pleasant Valley Road.

Scenic River

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Scenic River

CVSR 1822 brings up the rear of a southbound National Park Scenic running along the Cuyahoga River near the Canal Exploration Center in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

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Cameras Out

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Cameras Out

This woman might not be using her smart phone to make a video of this Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad train but for the presence of a steam locomotive on the other end, to wit Nickel Plate Road 765.

Ready to Roll

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Ready to Roll

The engineer of the northbound National Park Scenic looks for a highball at Botzum station on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad.

Bluebird Falls

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Bluebird Falls

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East Pleasant Valley Road

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East Pleasant Valley Road

Nickel Plate Road is about to pass underneath East Pleasant Valley Road on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad.

Here Comes the Steam Train

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Here Comes the Steam Train

Image made at West Pleasant Valley Road on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad.

NKP 765 At Pleasant Valley Road

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NKP 765 At Pleasant Valley Road

I was surprised to find myself the only photographer standing on the East Pleasant Valley Road bridge waiting for the arrival of Nickel Plate Road 765 and its train during this excursion.

Crossing Columbia Run

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Crossing Columbia Run

An excursion train pulled by 2-8-4 No. 765 crosses the small bridge over Columbia Run in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.