Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Salt Run Trail

The Salt Run Trail is a moderate to difficult hike traveling over 3.25 miles of woodland, meadow, and rugged hills. The footpath has two trailheads: one off Lake Trail on the farside of Kendall Lake and the other from the Pine Hollow parking area on Quick Road.

It's an enjoyable 2-hour walk through a mixed forest of pine, oak, hickory, beech and fabulous old hemlock. The trail offers a respite from the busier trails thus offering a better chance at viewing the area's white-tailed deer, wild turkey, coyotes and variety of bird life including pileated woodpeckers, warblers, and even the colorful scarlet tanager.

The elevation change of this trail is 160 feet dropping you into low-lying areas where fern, moss, and lichen cling to moist rock. The sunnier open meadows offers a chance at spying yellow wood-sorrel ((Oxalis stricta) and common cinquefoil (Potentilla simplex).

Cuyahoga Valley National Park, 15610 Vaughn Road , Brecksville, OH, 44141-3018, Phone: 216-524-1497, Fax: 440-546-5905, [email protected]


Directions from Kendall Lake: Travel State Route 303 out of Hudson turning south (left) onto SR 8 / Akron-Cleveland Road. Take SR 8 less than a mile turning right (west) onto Truxell / Kendall Park Road. You'll see a large RV dealer located on the east side of SR 8. You'll head west! Travel 1.7 miles west to reach Kendall Lake. Begin on Lake Trail which is found behind the large shelter. Hike it about midway around the lake. As the trail turns from woodland to field on your left, you'll see a trail sign for Salt Run Trail.

Directions from Pine Hollow Parking Area, CVNP: Travel south out of Peninsula along Akron Peninsula Road about 1.5 miles turning left (east) onto Quick Road. Travel a short distance to Pine Hollow parking area. Signage is good.