The Cuyahoga Valley Trails Council (CVTC) is an all volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to improving the trails in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP). In addition to regular work sessions CVTC participates in special projects including Riverday, National Public Lands Day, National Trails Day, and Make A Difference Day.

Trail Work Sessions

Trail work projects are typically scheduled for one Saturday each month, from March through December. Anyone can be a trail work volunteer; no experience, special skills, or special tools are required. Volunteers clear new trails, install drainage systems, build bridges and steps, and perform many other vital maintenance functions. Materials are provided by the National Park Service. Fully trained crew leaders direct each project. 


Trail Guide: Cuyahoga Valley National Park, 4th edition created by the Cuyahoga Valley Trails Council. It includes all the trails for hikers, cyclists, skiers and horseback riders. The new edition includes new trails and new photos. Also, includes a new section for the mountain bike trails.


All royalties from book purchases fund CVTC trail projects.


The book is available at Trail Mix stores, Boston Mill Visitor Center, Appalachian Outfitters and regional bookstores. It is also available online at Gray & Co. and Amazon.

The Nature of the Towpath: A Natural History Guide to the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail by Peg and Rob Bobel. It focuses on the plants, animals, and history of the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail.

The book is available at Trail Mix stores and the Boston Mill Visitor Center.

The Nature of the Towpath