Park & Trail Alerts

Rain, thunderstorms, and flooding can be hard on trails. Visitors are encouraged to check for updates before their visit and to follow all posted trail and parking area closing signs. For safety reasons, trails are closed to all users while trail crews are using equipment to complete repairs and maintenance. The following list reflects the most up to date trail closings and construction projects as of  March 29, 2020.

Hoover Trail

Status Alert: Flooded Areas Expected

Expect flooding and water over the trail in areas near the E. Maple Ballfield entrance.

Iron Horse Trail

Status Alert: Trail Construction

The Iron Horse Trail section from State St. to Earley’s Hill Park is under construction with various trail segments and sidewalks in partnership with the City of Alliance, University of Mount Union, and Rodman Public Library. The trail will be complete in 2020.

Middle Branch Trail

Status Alert: Flooding on Trail

High water from the Nimishillen Creek has flooded the trail between Spangler St. and Martindale Rd. near the Rt. 62 overpass.

West Branch Trail

Status Alert: Flooding Expected

Rising water from the Nimishillen Creek will likely close the trail in some areas, including under 12th St. and Rt. 172/Tuscarawas St.

Congressman Ralph Regula Towpath Trail Park

Status Alert: Trail Flooding after heavy rains

Flooding at Blough Ave. has closed the trail between Craig Pittman Trailhead and Rt. 21 in Navarre, Lake Ave. in Massillon, and north of Lake Lucerne to the Summit County line in Canal Fulton. Parking lots at Crystal Springs, Lock 4, and Lake Lucerne are closed. More updates will be posted as they come in.

Mahoning Valley Trail

Status Alert: Flooding on trail

The trail is expected to flood near Rt. 225, just north of the Gaskill St. Trailhead and will be closed until further notice.