Map of the Portage Hike & Bike Trail


Portage Hike & Bike Trail

Portage Hike & Bike Trial Ohio map area

Portage Hike & Bike Trail


14+ miles




Kent, Ravenna


Cuyahoga River, local parks, Downtown Kent, Kent State University, Dix Stadium & Field House


Summit Metroparks Bike & Hike Trail

Freedom Trail




Regional Trails

The Portage Hike & Bike Trail is a 14-mile system of paved pathways located in Kent and Ravenna in Northeastern Ohio. The trail follows alongside the Cuyahoga River, wraps around Kent State University and heads off to Ravenna. Its route includes local parks, natural areas, Downtown Kent, the university campus and residential neighborhoods.


The Portage Hike & Bike Trail is paved for the entire route. There are some gaps in the trail where trail users need to use local streets to reach other sections. The trail is open for bike riding, walking and running.


The Portage Hike & Bike Trail goes past the following communities: Kent and Ravenna.

Points of Interest

The Portage Hike & Bike Trail goes past the following points of interest:

Fred Fuller Park
Franklin Mills rRveredge Park
Towner's Woods
Ravenna High School
The Ravenna Community Playground
Windmill Lakes Golf Course
Poetry Park
Kent State University
University Prairie Grass Reserve
Dix Stadium
Nearby Trails

The Portage Hike and Bike Trail connects to the Metroparks Hike and Bike Trail on the north side of Kent. It also allows for a connection to the Freedon Trail on the southwest side of Kent.

End Points

There are several branches and separate sections of the Portage Hike and Bike Trail.

The northern most section connects to the Metoparks Bike and Hike Trail at Spell Road and stretches to Hudson Road on the north side of Kent.

The southwest end of the Portage Hike & Bike Trail is located at Middlebury Road to the north of Route 261 on the west side of Kent.

The northeast end of the trail is located along Peck Road to the south of Ohio-88 in Ravenna.

Another stretch of the trail starts at Terrace Drive then goes through the Kent State University campus. This section end at the Kent State Field House to the north of Summit Road in Kent.


Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the Portage Hike & Bike Trail in Kent, Ohio