The PORTAGE Hike and Bike Trail

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A key east-west link between the major trails in Northeast Ohio, The PORTAGE connects the cities of Kent and Ravenna and The Kent State University to the Metro Parks, Serving Summit County’s Bike and Hike Trail.  The surface of the trail is about 8′ wide and made of crushed stone.  In the more rural areas, grass grows in the center leaving two “lanes.”  Short stretches of the trail near road crossings are asphalt.

This trail connects Towner’s Woods Park in Kent with Chestnut Hills Park in Ravenna and showcases a diversity of community destinations.  Cyclists on this trail can visit the university campus, historic canal remnants, Native American trails, the Cuyahoga National Heritage River, theatres, downtown businesses and scenic natural areas.  The Portage County Historical Museum is located across Chestnut Street from the park in Ravenna.

Parking is available at Lake Rockwell Road and Towner’s Woods in Franklin Township and Cleveland Road in Ravenna.

The Portage Parks District hosts activities for cyclists throughout the year.  Dates and locations of events are posted on the district’s Calendar of Events page.

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Trailhead Start: Peck Rd. Ravenna, OH
Trailhead Finish: Crain Ave. Kent, OH
Trail Length: 8.5 miles
Trail Trailhead Start Trailhead Finish Length
1Peck Rd. Ravenna, OHChestnut Hills Park, Ravenna, OH1.6 miles
2Chesnut Hills Park, Ravenna, OHCleveland Rd. Ravenna, OH0.8 miles
3Cleveland Rd. Ravenna, OHRavenna Rd. Lot, Ravenna Twp3.4 miles
4Ravenna Rd. Lot, Ravenna TwpLake Rockwell Rd. Lot, Ravenna Twp0.7 miles
5Lake Rockwell Rd. Lot, Ravenna TwpCrain Ave. Kent, OH2 miles
6 South Leg, not yet connectedDix Stadium, Kent, OHLincoln St, Kent, OH2.4 miles
7 North Leg, not yet connectedJudson Rd. and Hudson Rd. Franklin TwpPortage County Line - connects to Bike and Hike Trail1.4 miles
8 West Leg, not yet connectedStow St. Kent, OHMiddlebury Rd. Kent, OH1.7 miles