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Main Entrance
2925 Akron-Peninsula Rd.
Akron 44313

Archery Range
1940 W. Steels Corners Rd.
Cuyahoga Falls 44223

Top O' the World:
1285 Bath Rd.
Cuyahoga Falls 44223

Hours
6 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Hampton Hills
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ICON

NAME

MILES

CLASS

RATING

TRAIL DESCRIPTION

SPREE


Adam Run

3.2

C

3

Adam Run Trail is closed and will require major work following damage sustained in the 5/12/14 storm. The park district hopes to have the trail open by year's end. One of the park district's most demanding hikes, Adam Run forms a sort of figure eight with Spring Hollow Trail as it travels through ravines and over streams.

 


Spring Hollow

1.6

C

3

One of the park district's most demanding hikes; forms a sort of figure eight with Adam Run Trail. Travels through ravines and over streams and includes a 30-foot bridge.

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.
See
Spree For All for more information about accessible trails. Click for OPDMD trails

** Rugged and challenging with uneven surfaces and steep, narrow routes


History & Wildlife

In 1964 the City of Akron needed flat land on which to build a water tower. It leased 116 acres of woods and ravines to Metro Parks in exchange for land within Goodyear Heights Metro Park. Three years later, Rhea H. and E. Reginald Adam donated 162 acres of adjacent farm land to Metro Parks, and the 278-acre Hampton Hills Metro Park was born. In 2010, the park district signed a lease for the adjacent Hardy Road landfill, bringing the park to its current size of 655 acres.

More than 10,000 years ago, glaciers retreated from Northeast Ohio, carving ravines and valleys. The glacially-formed Adam Run Valley is home to an unusual plant called rush, which lines the banks of the stream. Along the trails, oak, elm, sycamore and black walnut trees provide habitat for a variety of birds and other wildlife. A grove of white pine, planted by Girl Scouts in the late 1960s, offers visitors a cool, scented respite.

Today, at the Top O' the World Area, open fields contain milkwort, ironweed, Queen Anne's lace, goldenrods and asters. Bluebird boxes, which are monitored by volunteers, rise above the meadow grasses. Each summer, bluebirds sit perched atop the nest boxes, watching for their insect prey. Other notable bird species include woodcocks, wild turkeys and large birds of prey like red-tailed hawks. The hawks can be seen soaring above the meadows as they hunt for small voles and mice.

Amenities

Grills and picnic tables are located at the picnic area near the Akron-Peninsula Road entrance. During winter and the rainy season, the Top O' the World entrance on Bath Road is closed.


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