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


Trail Guide: Cuyahoga Valley National Park, 3rd Edition. This book was written and created by the Cuyahoga Valley Trails Council. It includes all trails for hikers, cyclists, skiers, and horseback riders. The new edition also provides specific trail directions and descriptions of the plants, animals, and history of the Cuyahoga Valley and includes easy-to-use maps and many photos.

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

The Nature of the Towpath

Both books are available at CVNP visitor centers and numerous outfitters, bookstores, and specialty shops in Northeast Ohio. Proceeds from your purchase will help fund trail projects in CVNP!