Cuyahoga Valley NP--Terra Vista Nature Study Area

About this Location

The trailhead is on the north side of Tinker’s Creek Road. Just west of the Valley View Village Church parking lot there are a driveway and a small lot that accommodates five or six cars. The entrance to the park leads to a 100-foot ascent on a gravel road. On top is old scrub field habitat with wetland remains of a sand and gravel mining operation, long out of operation. The area has been recently cleared of significant quantities of Autumn Olive. It is a nature study area with a butterfly loop trail, a fishing pond, and an old cemetery but no formally declared trails.

About Cuyahoga Valley National Park

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Though a short distance from the urban areas of Cleveland and Akron, Cuyahoga Valley National Park seems worlds away. The park is a refuge for native plants and wildlife and provides routes of discovery for visitors. The winding Cuyahoga River gives way to deep forests, rolling hills, and open farmlands. Walk or ride the Towpath Trail to follow the historic route of the Ohio & Erie Canal.

Warning: All areas of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park are prone to deer ticks from the early spring until late fall, so prepare accordingly before birding.

Restrooms at locations identified on Cuyahoga Valley National Park map. Most areas have non-flush toilets; there are flush toilets available at the Pine Hollow parking lot on Quick Road and the Virginia Kendall Lake lodge building.


  • Restrooms on site

  • Wheelchair accessible trail

  • Entrance fee

  • Roadside viewing

Content from Cuyahoga Valley National Park website, Fred Losi, and Ohio Ornithological Society