About 4 miles, but a bit challenging because of the hills. It will take about 1 1/2 hours. Please note - there are a few Sand Run roads, so double check your GPS directions against the directions below.
Let's do the Mingo Trail - A nicely shaded forest trail which follows Sand Run Stream up the valley. We'll take the high trail just below the crest ridge on the way back.
Rated intermediate for the hills
From Merriman Road in Akron, turn up North Portage Path for 1/4 mile and turn right onto Sand Run Parkway at the overhead flashing Orange Light. Come 1/2 mile up Sand Run Parkway to the sign indicating Shadow Field on the left. If you go past the visitor center on the right, you've gone too far.
The trail may be muddy at points. Hiking boots are recommended. You may want a flashlight for the end of the hike (though the ambient light is usually enough).
After the hike, we can go to Getaway for food, drinks, music and dancing! Andy's band, the Fabulous Voices will be playing there! 1462 North Portage Path Akron, OH 44313 [masked])
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