Bark your Heart Out @ Pine Grove Trail in CVNP @ Octogon Shelter

This is a leisure hike.

Valentine's Day is just around the corner. Let's take a pre-Valentine's Day hike with the ones who show us love unconditionally. What a great way to spend the day with our pups.  This is a joint hike with the Northeast Ohio Hiking Club.

We will be hiking the Pine Grove Trail (which is part of CVNP) located in the Octogon Shelter. Pine Grove Trail is an enjoyable 2.2-mile hike through the Virginia Kendall unit of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

Length: 2.2 Miles
Hiking Time: 1.25 hours
Elevation Change: 100 feet
Rating: Moderate
Trailhead Location: 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.

Because it is February, expect the trails to be and/or have: snow, icey 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.

Please wear proper foot wear and tracks if you have them.

Please check out the map:

http://www.nps.gov/cuva/planyourvisit/loader.cfm?csModule=security/getfile&PageID=185812

The map is read as a topography map. The closer the lines the steeper the terain. This trail is rated moderate.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Great hike. Thank you for coming out!!

    February 10, 2013

  • Sheri

    Sorry I missed ya'll - got the times mixed up and arrived late! I will be sure to double check the details next time - even so, Okie and I had a good day outside.

    February 10, 2013

  • Kat H.

    This will be our first experience with this group. My 'boys' and I have been doing this solo, and it wll be great to enjoy the trails with this group!

    February 10, 2013

  • Kat H.

    Good Morning Everyone! I have been excited about this hike all week.....and sadly I have gotten called into work! ERRR! See you all next time!

    February 10, 2013

  • Christina T.

    Having second thoughts about keeping the walk enjoyable with all of the distractions of 30+ other dogs. I think we'll try this again after we have one more round of obedience training under our belts. Have a great walk.

    February 10, 2013

  • Linda P

    Feeling under the weather..we'll catch you all next time..

    February 10, 2013

  • Heather M.

    had to bow out on my first attempt to join a walk....really sick...so sad:(

    February 9, 2013

  • Tina

    Life seems to have gotten in the way. Hope everyone has a great time

    February 9, 2013

  • Nancy

    Hi Guys, Still recovering from hip surgery! See you soon - for sure by the time mud season comes!

    January 17, 2013

    • Julia P.

      once i am more mobile i will set up some shorter slower accessible walks on paved paths for rehab, older dogs, people who use wheelchairs, etc Hope your recovery goes well, too

      1 · February 8, 2013

  • Julia P.

    Ankle still in an aircast :(

    February 8, 2013

  • Kat H.

    This will be our first experience with this group. My 'boys' and I have been doing this solo, and it wll be great to enjoy the trails with this group!

    February 6, 2013

  • Christina T.

    So glad to find an opportunity to do dog walks in this part of the world. My 5mo german shepherd, Lucy, needs to learn to settle down around other dogs. She's very friendly, but young and excited to play. Is this a problem for you all?

    February 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello there, Here is what I found for an address as well as cordinates.

    801 Truxell Rd Peninsula, OH 44141 (Turn Right onto Akron Peninsula Rd. coming off of 303/Streetsburro Rd. Turn Left onto Truxell Rd. You will be driving pass a golf course. Go about 1 mile or 1 1/2 miles and turn left at the sign that says Octogon Shelter.)

    Octagon Shelter: Truxell / Kendall Park Road, 1.5 miles west of Akron Cleveland Road, Peninsula 44264 (81°[masked]' W) (41°[masked]' N).

    I hope this helps.

    1 · February 4, 2013

    • Joe M.

      Thank you Coleen it does

      February 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Here is a link as well to Map Quest: http://mapq.st/VA89qu

    February 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    If anyone is interested and this is completely OPTIONAL we can hike the Leges Trail as well. Of course it will depend on the weather. Rocks are slippery when they have snow on them. Again this is OPTIONAL.

    February 4, 2013

  • Linda P

    Last time I had problems as well.. If you could post an address , that would be very helpful.. Thanks!!

    February 4, 2013

  • Joe M.

    Joe

    February 4, 2013

  • Joe M.

    Could you tell me how to get there from Medina. The last time I'm embarrassed to say could not find I turned left on old 8 and drove past Brandwine road and could not find. Thank you in advance.

    February 4, 2013

  • Heather M.

    Bringing hubby and 2 of our 3 dogs:)

    February 3, 2013

  • cindy

    Rijker will be there!

    January 30, 2013

  • Christa S.

    As long as the temperature is not in the minus degrees me and my dog Zoey will be there.

    January 23, 2013

  • Tim R.

    Bandit and I will be there! Yea haw!

    January 12, 2013

  • Alma G.

    Bringing my Dane/Black shepherd mix Spoti with me.

    January 9, 2013

  • Gabriela.

    Teacher who owns a Husky, too!

    January 8, 2013

    • Linda P

      Can't wait to hike with Husky's!

      1 · January 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Please note I have changed the venue to Pine Grove Trail. Thank you. Happy hiking.

    January 7, 2013

  • A former member

    A former member changed the location from Salt Run Trail at Pine Hollow to Pine Grove & Ledges Trails - CVNP

    January 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Haha!! I am a teacher to!!!

    January 7, 2013

    • Linda P

      That's cool!! Love it!

      January 7, 2013

  • Linda P

    My newly adopted Husky from the Husky Rescue of Ohio are ready to meet new friends..I am a teacher who needs a break!

    January 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yes it is.

    January 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm guessing this is an on-leash event??

    January 7, 2013

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