The Cuyahoga Valley Bridle Trail Fund

A generous donation by The Ray and Jan Dalton Foundation launched the establishment of this much-needed fund.

Cuyahoga Valley National Park has more than 125 miles of trails, including the iconic Buckeye and Towpath Trails, the new East Rim mountain bike trails, and 34 miles of horse or bridle trails.  This system of trails provides a variety of ways visitors can explore and enjoy the park. Trail conditions vary widely, and the National Park Service (NPS) is continually challenged with the goal of preserving all of Cuyahoga Valley’s trails.

Through The Cuyahoga Valley Bridle Trails Fund, managed by the Conservancy for CVNP, donors can provide financial support that will enable the NPS to make much needed improvements to bridle trails over a three-year period.  Work that will be made possible through this new fund includes:

  • Repairing bridle trail surfaces
  • Installing armored crossings
  • Repairing/cleaning trail bridges
  • Cleaning/installing trail drainage features
  • Improving trail signs

Individuals or organizations interested in contributing to The Cuyahoga Valley Bridle Trail Fund are encouraged to do so using the form below. For more information, please contact Director of Philanthropy Dan Blakemore at or 330.657.2909 ext. 133 

You Can Make Your Donation to The Bridle Trail Fund Here:

Ray and Jan Dalton post with their two horses

Photo courtesy of the Dalton Family