Because of the rain this hike is CANCELLED.
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Now that the weather is changing, the trails are starting to turn muddy and slippery. Boots with good traction should be worn for this hike. This trail has steep hills with wooden steps that will take us up and down. HIKES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE NOW THAT THE WEATHER IS BECOMING MORE AND MORE UNPREDICTABLE.
This is a wonderful hike. The trails are curvey and bendy and are made up of loose stone and dirt. Roots do stick out of the ground throughout the trail. There are two dirt hills with built in wood blocks as steps that will take us down into a ravine. There is also a hill with the same kind of block steps that will take us up. We will cross over some bridges and go up and down some hills. Hiking boots should be worn for good traction.
To get to Salt Run Trail, you will go about a mile down (1 mile) Quick Rd and make a left into the Pine Hollow parking lot. The parking lot is big. When pulling in, park on the left because you will be closer to the trail.
This will be a leisurely paced hike that will allow us to enjoy the sights and sounds of nature after a busy work week.
The Salt Run Trail is a MODERATE to DIFFiCULT hike traveling over 3.25 miles of woodland, meadow, and rugged hills.
It's an enjoyable 2-hour walk through a mixed forest of pine, oak, hickory, beech and fabulous old hemlock. The trail offers a respite from the busier trails thus offering a better chance at viewing the area's white-tailed deer, wild turkey, coyotes and variety of bird life including pileated woodpeckers, warblers, and even the colorful scarlet tanager.
The elevation change of this trail is 160 feet dropping you into low-lying areas where fern, moss, and lichen cling to moist rock. The sunnier open meadows offers a chance at spying yellow wood-sorrel ((Oxalis stricta) and common cinquefoil (Potentilla simplex).
Dogs are welcome, but must remain on a leash.
Directions from Kendall Lake: Travel State Route 303 out of Hudson turning south (left) onto SR 8 / Akron-Cleveland Road. Take SR 8 less than a mile turning right (west) onto Truxell / Kendall Park Road. You'll see a large RV dealer located on the east side of SR 8. You'll head west! Travel 1.7 miles west to reach Kendall Lake. Begin on Lake Trail which is found behind the large shelter. Hike it about midway around the lake. As the trail turns from woodland to field on your left, you'll see a trail sign for Salt Run Trail.
Directions from Pine Hollow Parking Area, CVNP: Travel south out of Peninsula along Akron Peninsula Road about 1.5 miles turning left (east) onto Quick Road. Travel a short distance to Pine Hollow parking area. Signage is good.
Please use the address that is listed above as a guide to get you to Quick Rd.
Please visit the following website for a trail map:
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