All Aboard CVNP Ranger Hikes

Grab your hiking boots and climb aboard the train! Experience the park through a new lens both on and off the train. A Cuyahoga Valley National Park Ranger will lead a 1-hour group hike and teach about our local gem’s wildlife and nature along the way. Passengers will also have time to explore the area, shop or grab a bite to eat.

Hikes will vary in length (1-2 miles roundtrip) and terrain type (flat and/or hills).
This event is for ages 13 and above.

Before you ride, please review our safety policies.


At a Glance:

  • 3.5-hour trip
  • Departures are out of the Rockside and Akron Northside Stations
  • Ticket prices range from $13-$18

Event Timelines

Rockside Station

Friday, August 19

  • 9:00 a.m. – depart Rockside
  • 9:35 a.m. – arrive Boston
  • 11:55 a.m. – depart Boston
  • 12:30 p.m. – arrive Rockside

Tickets | $13 child / $18 adult

Akron Station

Saturday, August 13 

  • 11:00 a.m. – depart Akron
  • 11:45 a.m. – arrive Peninsula
  • 1:55 p.m. – depart Peninsula
  • 2:40 p.m. – arrive Akron

Tickets | $13 child / $18 adult

Rockside Station
7900 Old Rockside Road, Independence, OH

Book Tickets

Akron Northside Station
27 Ridge St, Akron, OH

Book Tickets

Track the Train

Follow along the route with the CVSR Train Tracker app! Download the app for free on Google Play or the Apple Store. This app allows you to follow the train, view the train’s current speed, heading and even listen to audio clips.

Service Animal Policy

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), CVSR does accommodate service animals on board the train. Only dogs that are trained service animals will be admitted to board the CVSR train. Pets and other animals not considered service animals will, under no circumstances, be allowed to board. Please carefully review our Service Animal Policy for more details or contact our customer service team at .

About Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Cuyahoga Valley National Park protects nearly 33,000 acres of  rural landscape along the Cuyahoga River between Akron and Cleveland in Northeast Ohio. Cuyahoga Valley National Park generally receives more than 2.2 million recreational visits each year, making it one of the most-visited national parks in the United States.

Cuyahoga Valley is the only national park in the state of Ohio and one of seven Midwestern national parks. Learn more about CVNP at

National Park Scenic + Explorer program is running Wednesday through Sundays. We look forward to seeing you on the train!