Bridle-Hiking Trail Fund

Through The Trails Now: Bridle-Hiking Trail Fund, managed by the Conservancy for CVNP, donors can provide financial support that will enable the National Park Service to make much-needed improvements to bridle-hiking trails in CVNP.

In 2021, Ray and Jan Dalton made a $100,000 gift to the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park to address the much-needed maintenance and repairs to the CVNP bridle-hiking trails. The Dalton’s generous gift, paired with individual gifts, and volunteers from the Medina Chapter Ohio Horsemen’s Council resulted in successful repairs to the Valley Bridle Trail, Langes Run Trail, and Wetmore Trail. Work completed included repairing bridle trail surfaces, installing armored crossings, repairing and cleaning trail bridges, cleaning and installing trail drainage features, trimming of trail corridors, removing trees, and improving trail signs. 

In 2022, the Dalton’s and the Conservancy raised an additional $175,000+ toward Perkins, Riding Run, and Valley Trails. To read more about what was accomplished in 2022, and to view before and after pictures, click here.

In 2023, your support will make improvements to Butler’s Trail and Tabletop Trail. 

Make your tax-deductible gift to the Conservancy for CVNP today – make an impact now!

Work that will be made possible through this fund will include:

  • Hardening surfaces
  • Repairing drainage features
  • Repairing trail bridges
  • Minor reroutes to increase trail sustainability
  • Installing armored crossings and turnpikes. 
Please join us in the opportunity to raise money for bridle-hiking trail improvements, benefitting the riders, hikers, runners, joggers and walkers of Northeast Ohio who enjoy them.

For more information, please contact:

VP of Philanthropy Dan Blakemore at  330.657.2909 ext. 133

Leadership Giving Director Sheryl Hoffman at or 330.657.2909 ext. 143.


To learn more about what was accomplished in 2022, and to view before and after pictures, read the report here.


Ray and Jan Dalton post with their two horses

Photo courtesy of the Dalton Family