We will be visiting Pine Grove Trail (1.5 Miles), and Ledges Trail (1.8 Miles) - A total of 3.5 miles with connector trails. This will be a leisurely stroll around the area, with plenty of opportunities to stop, take pictures and contemplate the beautiful scenery. These trails are an enjoyable hike through the Virginia Kendall unit of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park – starting at the Octagon Shelter (see map below).
This is a great event for those wishing to take photos as well as those that need hikes that are ideal for beginners or leisure hikers.
10:15 AM - Pine Grove Trail - 1.5 Mile - Leisure Hike with Photo Opportunities of Dogs in Motion (Bark Your Heart Out Hike - hosted by Colleen starts at 10AM), and portrait photos of dogs and their parents, as well as viewing Rock Outcrops and Formations.
11:30 AM - Regroup at Octagon Shelter - 1.8 Mile - Leisure Hike with Photo Opportunities for those that want to hike Ledges Trail only or Add miles to original hike. My 10-year old dog will go rest in the car during this segment. Hiking & Photo areas of interest:
(1) Ice Box Cave, and
Location: Octagon Shelter - on Kendall Park Road 9/10 of a mile west of Akron-Cleveland Road or about 2 miles east of the intersection of Akron-Peninsula and Truxell roads (Truxell Road turns into Kendall Park Road.) in Boston Heights, OH.
Dogs: Furry Friends are welcomed on a leash.
**Personal Best - - on Sunday, September 15 there will be a 11-mile Leisure Hike with Opt Outs every few miles (9/15/13 - 9:30 AM). We will be starting with these trails at Octagon Shelter. Start now to build up your endurance.
Dress & Weather: Because it is February, expect the trails to be and/or have: snow, icy patches, muddy and/or slushy areas and maybe a patch or two of solid ground. This is typical of what ALL the trails are during this time of year.