Portage Hike and Bike Trail

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Entire Year

Spring Migration (Mar-May)
Breeding Season (Jun-Jul)
Fall Migration (Aug-Nov)
Winter (Dec – Feb)

eBird Hotspots
Hotspots have not been established for all sections of the trail. If you bird from a trailhead where there is no hotspot, please suggest a hotspot through your eBird account.

Portage County

Portage Hike and Bike Trail–Crain Ave. Bridge
Coordinates: 41.158746, -81.358803
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Portage Hike and Bike Trail–Judson Rd. Trailhead
Coordinates: 41.184657, -81.366064
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Portage Hike and Bike Trail–Middlebury Rd.
Coordinates: 41.1380524, -81.3855858
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Portage Hike and Bike Trail–Peck Rd.
Coordinates: 41.1824976, -81.2143064
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Portage Hike and Bike Trail
A description with a map of a 10.5-mile out and back hike on the Portage Hike and Bike Trail is on the AllTrails website.

About Portage Hike and Bike Trail
The Portage Hike and Bike Trail is a multi-jurisdictional project, with portions of the trail managed by Portage Park District, the City of Kent, City of Ravenna and Kent State University.

+ Multiple trailheads and parking areas
+ Information kiosks
+ Interpretive signs
+ Picnic tables
+ Multipurpose trail including both asphalt and limestone sections

The Portage Hike and Bike Trail serves as a key east-west link between the major trail systems in Northeast Ohio. It was developed through a partnership between Portage Park District, Portage County, Wheeling & Lake Erie Railroad, City of Kent, Kent State University, Franklin and Ravenna Townships, and the city of Ravenna. Direct and indirect connections to adjacent regional trails, such as Metroparks, Serving Summit County’s Bike and Hike Trail, encourage a variety of short and long trail rides to local neighborhoods and towns to Cleveland, Akron. and the Cuyahoga Valley Towpath Trail.

Historically used as a transportation route by Native Americans, with Standing Rock nearby, the Portage Hike and Bike Trail is also located along the historic Erie rail line, with a portion of it running alongside a still-active railroad operated by the Akron Barberton Cluster Railway. Portions of the trail travel along the Cuyahoga River, remnants of the P&O Canal, the historic Kent Railyards, Towner’s Woods, and Chestnut Hills Park. The Portage Hike and Bike Trail now connects schools, businesses, and parks with downtowns and neighborhoods from Ravenna to Kent and beyond.

Parking for Park District-managed sections in the townships is available at:
+ Lake Rockwell Road, Franklin Township
+ Towner’s Woods, Franklin Township
+ Cleveland Road in Ravenna
+ Hudson Road and Judson Road in Franklin Township for the Franklin Connector section.
From Portage Hike and Bike Trail webpage

Restrooms at some trailheads.