Schumacher Valley Area
1690 Cuyahoga St., Akron 44313
6 a.m. - 11 p.m.
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The hilly Schumacher Trail provides a closer look at some of Summit County's most pristine scenery.
The Valley Link Trail connects to Sand Run Metro Park. The distance measured is one way.
Class A=Multipurpose B=Accessible* C=Basic D=Primitive** E=Bridle
Rating 1=Easy 2=Moderate 3=Difficult
*Flat, easy trail or section with asphalt or crushed limestone surface that meets or exceeds ADA requirements.
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** Rugged and challenging with uneven surfaces and steep, narrow routes
Named for Sherman and Mary Schumacher, who donated 171 acres to Metro Parks in 1968, Schumacher Valley remains one of the most rugged areas within the city of Akron.
Located in the valley's pre-glacial bedrock canyon are steep-cut ravines indicative of the Cuyahoga River's tributary streams. A canopy of oak, American beech, sassafras and black cherry provides cover for smaller shrubs. There are herbs and wildflowers, including spring beauty, Jack-in-the-pulpit, rue anemone and jewelweed. Great horned owls, chickadees and six species of woodpecker take cover here.
In addition to Schumacher Trail, this primitive area includes a picnic area near the parking lot.