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Pine Grove Trail @ CVNP

Pine Grove Trail ONLY

Pine Grove Trail is an enjoyable 2.2-mile hike through the Virginia Kendall unit of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Named for the red and white pine plantation which it travels through, the trailhead is found in The Ledges region and more specifically, The Octagon Picnic Area.

The trail beings at the information kiosk in the upper parking lot. This is actually a loop route with the first mile serving as an access trail to the loop. Once you reach the main trail, you may hike either direction. Both offer sights that include a mixed deciduous forest, the pine plantation, several creek crossings, and trail junctions to The Ledges and Kendall Lake Areas.

See websites down below for more information.

Dogs are welcome, but must remain on a leash.

Please bring water for yourself and your dog.


Directions from Peninsula, OH: Travel south along Akron Peninsula Road about a mile turning left (east) onto Truxell / Kendall Park Road. Go about 1.5 miles to reach Octagon Picnic Area and another quarter mile to reach The Ledges. From the Octagon Picnic Area's upper parking lot, look for the trailhead in the southeastern corner.

Directions from Hudson, OH: 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 about half a mile to The Ledges and about a quarter mile further to reach Octagon Picnic Area. From the Octagon Picnic Area's upper parking lot, look for the trailhead in the southeastern corner.

Address and GPS Coordinates:
Pine Grove Trailhead at the Octagon: 499 Kendall Park Road, Peninsula 44264 (81°[masked]' W) (41°[masked]' N).

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I am directionally challenged in this particular area. Please check out following websites if you need any help.

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  • Gordon J G.

    A wonderful day with the dogs and even the people

    November 19, 2012

  • cindy

    Thanks for setting this up! It was a great hike, beautiful day and great dogs!

    November 18, 2012

  • Mike M.

    Great trail and day. !!!

    November 18, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    A great hike on this beautiful day. A good grouping of people and very good dogs. Thank you all for coming out.

    November 18, 2012

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