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Adam Run Trail

Intermediate
 4.5 (12)

Multiple stream crossings and a quality uphill climb make this trail a must visit.


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Map Key

3.1

Miles

5.0

KM

Point to Point

997' 304 m

High

752' 229 m

Low

295' 90 m

Up

287' 88 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

20%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Spring · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

The trailhead off Bath Road may be closed in the winter. There is a second trailhead off Akron Peninsula Road that can be used.

Description

The Adam Run Trail first takes you down a hill to the bottom of the Cuyahoga Valley. You'll hike through a pine tree grove on a gentle slope which gives you a great chance to stretch you legs and warm up. The slope steepens as you near the bottom giving you a chance to cruise to the bottom. There are wooden steps as you go through this section so be careful.

The trail then takes you along and through a beautiful bubbling stream which the path requires you to cross at multiple locations. Most of the crossings do not have a bridge forcing you to get your feet wet or use the rocks to cross. However, this is truly a beautiful stream and well worth the effort. This is a flat area that can be quite muddy in the spring and fall. During the winter, this section will freeze over, allowing you to quicken your pace.

The path then takes you back up the hill which leads to the original ridge line. Again, you'll be required to climb a few sets of stairs as you go up this hill. At the top of the ridge, the path turns to the right and you hike along a grassy open field. This field will then lead you back to the trailhead where you're sure to have enjoyed this piece of nature.

Contacts

Land Manager: Summit Metro Parks

Shared By:

Sam Majic

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  4.5 from 12 votes

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Photos

Highlights of a fall hike on Adam Run Trail.
Jan 23, 2018 near Peninsula, OH
Open hilly section.
May 30, 2021 near Peninsula, OH
A view of Adam Run creek while it is dry.
Sep 16, 2020 near Montros…, OH
The Spring Hollow Trail passes through this narrow corridor.
Feb 6, 2017 near Montros…, OH
Where the switchback begins.
Sep 16, 2020 near Montros…, OH
At the trailhead.
Sep 16, 2020 near Montros…, OH

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Sep 18, 2022
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Jan 14, 2022
Dana Janini
Beautiful loop hike in the Summit Metro Parks
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Jun 24, 2021
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May 30, 2021
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Apr 3, 2021
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Jul 21, 2020
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Apr 11, 2020
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