All Aboard! Explore Your Park

Get out and explore your park! There are so many activities to do, and the Ohio & Erie Canalway Towpath Trail and the Cuyahoga River conveniently runs parallel to the train tracks.

Whether you’re biking, kayaking, running or hiking through the park, you can flag down and board the train at any of our stations throughout the day and ride back for a one-way fee or by using your Explorer pass when you board.

For the Explorer train schedule, please visit the National Park Scenic page.

The Explorer Program is proudly presented by:

Bike Aboard

Bike the trails one way and ride the train back (or vice versa). We load your bike for you!

$5 one-way fee

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Kayak Aboard

Kayak the Cuyahoga River and ride the train back to your starting point.

$10 for single-seater, $15 one-way for a double-seater

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Hike & Run Aboard

Hike or run  your way through the park, and when you’re ready you can flag down the train to head back.

$5 one-way fee

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Explorer FAQs

Do I need to purchase tickets in advance?

NO, you do not need to purchase tickets in advance. You will pay at the Explorer baggage car prior to boarding.

How much is the Explorer program?

The Explorer program for Run Aboard, Hike Aboard, and Bike Aboard programs, is a $5 one-way fee. Our Kayak Aboard program is $10 (or $15 for a double-kayak) For those who utilize the Explorer program frequently, we highly recommend purchasing a Explorer Seasonal Pass. 

How many people can use my Explorer Pass?

The Explorer Pass is only good for one person. All other individuals visiting must pay the fee to ride or have their own Explorer Pass.

Do I need to physically have my pass with me?

All Explorer Passes must be the official printed card, no copies or digital cards will be accepted.

What does the Explorer fee cover?

Explorer tickets are good for one-way trips. Any round trips will be sold as a Scenic Ticket in a designated coach car.

What if I have a double kayak?

For those with double-seater kayaks they can pay the $15 fee or if they have an Explorer pass you can use your pass in addition to a $5 fee.

Do you accept canoes?

No, we do not accept canoes.

What happens if the train is running behind schedule?

If the train is behind schedule, it will continue to stop at the stations.

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