Hunt Farm Trail Review

Want to learn more about the Hunt Farm Trail in Cuyahoga Valley National Park? Check out my trail review below!

Looking for an easy hike in Cuyahoga Valley National Park? Check out Hunt Farm, a 6.6 flat towpath trail. This trail was completed as part of the Full on CVNP 2 Trail Challenge, a 115 mile hiking challenge.

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Hunt Farm towpath on a sunny winter day

Surface Type: Towpath

Elevation Change: 98 feet

Length: 6.6 miles

Route Type: Out and Back

Parking Lot: Hunt Farm VC – not too crowded but there is street parking if the lot is full

To find the map on AllTrails, click here.

Hunt Farm Trail Review

At 6.6 miles, Hunt Farm is one of the longer trails on the challenge. Unlike most of the trails, this route is towpath only (gravel/dirt, not cement). I tacked this one in early March, after recent snowmelt. While it was slightly muddy because of this, I was comfortable running in sneakers without Yaktrax (often a requirement for CVNP!).

The scenery isn’t spectacular but it wasn’t boring like some out-and-back routes. The last mile or so was part of the Deep Quarry trail, which ran along a lovely river. There were two abandoned locks and multiple bridges to cross on this one.

I liked that I didn’t have to check the AllTrails app regularly, since it was a super straightforward out-and-back. On a sunny 30 degree day, the trail was seeing usage but wasn’t crowded. This would be a perfect route for a flat run that’s more interesting than running around your neighborhood!

This trail is definitely family-friendly for families with small children or members with mobility issues, as the footing is very easy. Since it’s an out and back, you can go as far as you need before turning around.

Hunt Farm goes by actual farms
Looking for more hikes in Cuyahoga Valley Park? Check out Ledges Trail or Blue Hen Falls!

Hunt Farm Trail Variations

If you wanted to add some spice into the route, you could run up onto the trail part of Deep Quarry instead of running to the Lock 29 trailhead. Alternatively, to make this route longer, you could add in the Lock 29 trail out and back which would put you around 11 miles on all towpath.

The towpath surface is very chill and great for hiking, running, or even biking!

This trail was completed as part of the Full on CVNP 2 Challenge. To find more trails, check out my full challenge post!

Updated December 3, 2023

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