Elevation: 972 ft
GPS: 41.12, -81.493 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: tarsaucer Martin on Nov 22, 2014
Admins: Courtney Curtner
Access Issue: Currently rock climbing is not allowed in the park, but the climbing opportunities there are plentiful. Details

Description

Glens is located in Cuyahoga Falls, OH and has plenty of rock ledges. The rock is sandstone. Almost all of the ledges are south-east facing and thus in many areas are quite dry and without any mosses / plant growth. However, in the winter the rock is typically dryer within Cuyahoga Falls Gorge area (see MP listing).

There are no official camping spots in the park and no fees to enter. Alcoholic beverages of any kind are forbidden in the park. Do not bring them for any reason. There are zero routes officially marked.

Please do not touch rocks with moss or lichens on it. These are important for the wildlife and need to be protected. Stick to areas that are dry and without growth and directly adjacent to the path (walking off the path is not permitted). This park is great for hiking to see the rocks and many rock overhangs. It has two pretty nice waterfalls. Also, the "Highbridge Glens" trail has some spectacular views of the river. The Cuyahoga River runs through it and if you are ambitious, you can take a kayak down there and ride the river.

The "Highbridge Glens" trail has a South-East facing rock wall over most of the path that gets a lot of sun (more in the summer than winter). The Glens trail runs about 0.5 miles and most of it has a 20 - 50 foot high rock face. There are plenty of traverse options. There are also numerous other places to see nice rock faces in the park (See Cuyahoga Falls Gorge). Choose your own adventure and tread lightly.

Glens has a main entrance area that can be found easily on Google (see Getting There for information). There is another entrance that is a bit hidden on the North-east end of the trail.

The Highbridge Glens trail has some interesting history that you can read about here:
blogs.uakron.edu/cap/high-b…

Nearby places to eat / drink:
Before or after you hike, make a visit to Blue Door Cafe and Bakery located at 1970 State Rd., Cuyahoga Falls, OH. This is one of the best cafes in a 100 mile radius of the area! Super fresh made bread and great food, but check hours to make sure they are open bluedoorcafebakery.com. You may also like to try another nearby cafe (walkable distance from Gorge, fluryscafe.com/). This has some nice breakfast and early afternoon lunch. Also, "The Office", "Craft Beer Bar" near downtown Cuyahoga Falls are nice for an after hike dinner / beer. Burntwood Tavern in Downtown Cuyahoga Falls has an awesome patio overlooking the Cuyahoga River and great craft beers to choose from.

Getting There

Front st. entrance (a bit hidden)
This entrance is located at 1625 Front St., Cuyahoga Falls, OH. You can park for free anywhere near the entrance quite easily. Look for a "Glens" trail sign on the South side of Front St. (it is a bit hidden on the side of the sidewalk). Walk into the trail and follow it 50 feet and you will start seeing the rock faces.

Mail entrance:
East entrance (main Gorge Metro Park entrance)
1160 Front St., Cuyahoga Falls 44221
Park in the mail parking lot and then walk North-east crossing Front street (stoplight). Follow the main path and you will start seeing rock faces about 100 meters into the path.

Park Map:
hikingohioparks.com/images/…

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Zeke6
Akron, Ohio
Zeke6   Akron, Ohio
Are there any legal restrictions to climbing here? Sep 18, 2015
tarsaucer Martin
Moscow, ID
tarsaucer Martin   Moscow, ID
Yes, climbing is not legally permitted in this area. Nov 1, 2015