Headwaters Trail

Portage County, Ohio

Elevation Gain349ft
Trailhead Elevation1,086ft
Elevation Min/Max1007/1126ft
Elevation Start/End1086/1086ft

Headwaters Trail

Headwaters Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Portage County, Ohio. It is 8.2 miles long and begins at 1,086 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 14.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 349 feet. Along the trail there is a tree.

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60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Cleveland (Menasha Ridge Press)
Diane Stresing
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"This rail-trail in Portage County makes for peaceful, easy walking (as well as jogging and biking). Running east and west between Mantua and Garrettsville, it abuts the Mantua Bog and Marsh Wetlands State Nature Preserves, making it a great trail for bird-watching."

Headwaters Trail Trip Reports

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The Cuyahoga Falls Strollers, 19 in number, hiked this 1.5 mile trail today. We were impressed with the board walk. When the boardwalk ended, some balked at continuing due to tree ruts and other stumbling blocks. Most of us continued and came to another boardwalk over a marshy area. We eventually came to a hill and at that point turned around. I would guess we'd hiked about 20 minutes before we turned around. The weather was moderate, breezy, some humisity. We spied a very low hornets nest right along the trail that someone could easily bump into. It was to the right of a lovely blackberry bush which some of our folks sampled and reported they were very tasty. We'd love a trail map. We don't know how far up the hill went or where the trail ends.

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Trail Information

Portage County
Nearby City
USGS Mantua and USGS Garrettsville; also at park website
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