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Pine Grove & Ledges Trails - CVNP

We’ll hike through the CVNP’s Pine Grove, Ledges, and connector trails for approximately 4.7 miles.

This is one of my favorite local hikes because of its beautiful variety in terrain including fragrant pine stands, colorful conglomerate cliffs, moss-covered outcrops, wooden footbridges, and hilly, winding, rooted, and rocky sections of trail.

Although the first mile is fairly level, I’d consider this, overall, a moderate hike, especially with the frequent elevation changes later—although nothing too steep or continuing long enough to be considered very strenuous.  We typically start at a brisk pace for the first part, then slow down slightly for the rocky ledges area... (but this will not be a slow hike).

We will meet at the Octagon Shelter parking lot (the trailhead is at the top). This parking lot is located on Truxell Rd (also known as Kendall Park Rd) that is south of Rte. 303, east of Akron-Peninsula Rd, and west of Akron-Cleveland Rd. in Boston Heights. The park signs at the road clearly indicate the entrance drives for each shelter area.

If you arrive after we've started hiking and would like to catch up, we'll be taking the connector south from the lot and traveling counter-clockwise on Pine Grove Trail.

*Please take a look at the maps below.

See you there!

http://www.nps.gov/cuva/planyourvisit/upload/VKUnit_WEB2009.pdf

http://www.nps.gov/cuva/planyourvisit/upload/CUVAmap1_2012.pdf


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  • Victor

    Another great hike. Thanks again for making it happen.

    June 21, 2014

  • Tom L

    Sorry I was late, then was called in to work .

    June 21, 2014

  • Dawn

    Thanks for hiking today! Even with the sogginess, still a really nice morning!

    3 · June 21, 2014

  • Wendy

    Dawn, Google maps starts this hike at the Boston Store, you need to change location to the Octagon

    June 18, 2014

    • Dawn

      Thanks Wendy. I hate the way Maps resets links that used to be accurate! I'll fix it...

      June 18, 2014

  • Billie

    I'd LOVE to take this hike, but have to be out of town. Please notify me if/when it is repeated. Have a great hoof!

    June 15, 2014

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