Cascade Valley Park
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Paul S
Marion1,565 contributions
Aug 2019
First of all, the picture with this listing is actually not in Cascade Valley Park. It shows the dam located in Gorge Metro Park, further upriver. There are no cascading waterfalls in Cascade Valley park. However, there is a ton of scenery and miles of trails to explore. Because access from the south is blocked by road construction on Cuyahoga Avenue, I would suggest taking State Road to Chestnut, then following Chestnut west (which becomes Sackett Road) to the park. There are two parking lots on the south side of Sackett which provide access to the rim trails and overlooks. The first lot has a restroom building and is about a half mile down a level, paved trail from the overlook which is perched precariously on the rim of the Cuyahoga gorge with the sheer clay and shale cliff and the river meandering through an oxbow bend far below. A left turn on Cuyahoga will take you down the hill and the oxbow trail head where you can see the same scenery at water level. In four miles or so on foot the High Bridge Trail will take you thorough Cascade Valley and into Gorge metro park. Crossing the river bridge in your car and passing the traffic signal will bring you to a one lane section of road and then the turn into the Chuckery area with its trails and the famous Indian Signal Tree (see listing). See a part of this amazing park or see it all!
Written August 21, 2019
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Soulcatcher5157
Tiffin, OH87 contributions
Apr 2018 • Friends
I visited this April 2018, and it was really raging from all the rains. First time I have ever been there, and it was beautiful. It is very accessible for walking. There is a boardwalk and an upper & lower deck. I did not do the loop...just visited the falls. If you love waterfalls...this is a must see. 60 foot waterfall and lots of access to the Cuyahoga Park trails, an old Indian Single tree, The Portage Trail...very pretty area....Akron area
Written April 5, 2018
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IvanSusanin1613
Cleveland, OH215 contributions
May 2020 • Couples
This large branch of the Summit County Metroparks system has several different areas and entrances, so these comments are limited to the Chuckery area. Not far from the parking lot and toilets is a large tree famous as a Native American trail marker. Past it and across a small meadow, the trail enters a wooded area and quickly brings one up alongside the Cuyahoga River, frequently passes a boisterous section with roiling rapids coupled with calmer pools near to the shore. The trail can be a bit muddy in spots after a rain, and there were a few mosquitoes, but those were the only drawbacks. The trail was wide enough, and was lightly trafficked. The wooded setting was pleasant and quiet, with no noticeable traffic noise even though the park is on the edge of Akron.
Written May 3, 2020
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MiaSingsWtihUkw
Akron, OH30 contributions
Sep 2017 • Solo
It's an easy trail to begin with and the falls are lovely. However, I'd get there pretty quickly as there are plans to take down that damn and I don't know how that will affect the park. After you visit the falls, (there is a viewing platform, get places for photo ops), the trails get challenging. but are worth the trek.
Written August 7, 2018
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Drbob541
Copley52 contributions
Jun 2017 • Friends
One of the wonderful things that people in Akron treasure. Many, many hiking trials, places for picnics. Well maintained and always great place for pictures of nature.
Written July 2, 2017
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mosoles2023
Akron, OH34 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
How often we forget about the wonderful amenities we have so close to home! Schumacher Trail is a 1.2 Basic Trail rated Strenuous due to the hilly terrain but well worth the visit. We had hiked this a few years ago but with the goal of completing the Hiking Spree for the first time, we enjoyed hiking this again.
Written February 13, 2019
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AniB
Fairlawn, OH56 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
Doing the Summit County Metro Parks Fall Hiking Spree and visited this park today. Absolutely gorgeous! Tough trail, but well worth it! Beatiful, picturesque views. Breathtaking!
Written September 30, 2018
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LB4
Uniontown, OH59 contributions
May 2017 • Family
This park continues with other things to see! Heard of Lock 3 on Main St. or Canal Park where the Rubber Ducks play baseball? This area explains how they were named! On W. North Street is the Mustill Store and a self guided (or volunteer guided) tour of the canal boat history in Akron that connected it to Cleveland and eventually the Erie Canal in New York. The Mustill Store has a model replica of how the canal worked as part of Akron in the Mid-1800's to bring and send merchandise to and from the area. The Mustill Store is FREE and open April to Oct., Tues to Sun. 10am-4pm. Across the street is an area with plaques that explain more about businesses that were built along the Little Cuyahoga and the giant water wheels that made them run. Also more information about and views of the locks.
Written May 9, 2017
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Vivian L. H
Little River, SC281 contributions
Oct 2015 • Couples
Cascade Valley Park consists of several fields where baseball games are held. It is conducive to picnics. The signal tree is located in the park. Otherwise there isn't anything "special" to see or do.
Written July 20, 2016
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Nicole1900
Fairlawn, OH279 contributions
Oct 2015 • Solo
This is actually two parks in West Akron: Cascade Valley/South and Cascade Valley/North. There are plenty of trails to get in a good hike. Check out the Summit Metro Parks website to see the distance of and difficulty of each trail; there are several parking lots in the park so you'll want to make sure you are going to the right spot for your walk.

If you only have limited time, I would suggest walking the overlook trails to the overlook deck for the views of the Cuyahoga River. It is beautiful any time of year but particularly in the fall. The walk to the overlook deck is not far from the parking lot and is wheelchair accessible (assuming it isn't too muddy).

Another good option is going to the Chuckery area of the park and seeing the Indian Signal tree, which is listed as a separate attraction here on TripAdvisor. The trail is more difficult than the others so if you need something easy, the trail will not be your best option but the tree is an easy walk from the parking lot.

I also love the walk from the North section that takes you down by the river; it is peaceful and gives you a much different perspective than viewing it up from the overlook deck.

These two parks are truly a gem in Akron. There aren't many communities where you can live in the city while being so close to nature.
Written March 20, 2016
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