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PRIVATE WATERFALLS, CAVES, & RIVER TOUR - 10K

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Run through the magnificent landscape of the Gorge Metro Park in the Cascade Valley! Discover the best sites this park has to offer by running on the trails of this unique landscape!
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TOUR DETAILS

  • Tour Type

    private tour
  • Tour Distance

    10 km / 6.2 mi
  • Tour Duration

    1h30min
  • Level of Difficulty

    easy
  • Tour pace

    individual
  • Tour days

    Mon - Sun
  • Start times

    Individual tour start times. Please select a preferred tour start time during the booking process.
  • Tour Language

    English

TOUR DESCRIPTION

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Time to get off the beaten track – trails, amazing views and historic sights awaits you. The tour will start by the famous signal trees used by Native Americans centuries before to mark the northern point of the Portage Trail. We run along the river enjoying up close views of the flowing water and then head up the High Bridge Trail to view the river from up high!

On the Gorge trail we have a great view of the Gorge Dam and enjoy the nearby waterfall! The tour continues to Mary Campbell’s Cave where the 12 year old girl from Pennsylvania was first taken after being kidnapped by Native Americans in 1759. As we exit the trail we find ourselves in a bird sanctuary with as you may have guessed breathtaking views of the park and river below. We will descend back down the trails along the river and jump on the road once more before finishing this spectacular run by the tree that guided Native Americans and settlers’ for centuries!

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MORE TOUR INFO

  • Pick-up service:
    Pick-up service from your hotel/apartment or another meeting point is possible and will be checked by the tour provider individually.
    If your hotel/apartment should be too far away from the city centre or not close to the tour route, then we will meet you at our standard meeting point.

    Standard meeting point:
    We meet you at: Indian Signal Tree.
    ou will pull onto the road at the address of 837 Cuyahoga Street, there will be a Metro Parks wooden sign that saids Chuckery Area. After about a half mile on the road you will turn into the first parking lot on your left. There will be rest rooms located in the corner, a soccer field nearby and of course the Signal Tree straight ahead on the trail!
    837 Cuyahoga Street Akron, Ohio 44313
    Google Maps link: Indian Signal Tree

    Meeting details:
    The tour provider will get in contact with you to provide you with more detailed information after the tour was booked.
    Please, bring along your mobile phone in case we need to contact each other.

    • Private guide/tour
    • Individual pace
    • Digital photos
    • Tour route
    • Pick-up service
  • DO YOU CANCEL IF IT RAINS?
    No we do not cancel our tours if it rains, storm etc. It is very rare that conditions are so bad, that we have to cancel, so if you are in doubt - expect to run. 

    WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
    In Akron we have mild to cool temperatures in spring & fall, cold winters, and warm summers. It is always a good idea to check the weather conditions before travelling to Akron, so that you know what temperatures to expect.

    During the colder months we always recommend people wear long sleeves and in winter layers of clothes and a hat and gloves, etc. as we have short stops along the run, in order to take photos and for the guide to talk about the attractions. In summer you can easily just wear a t-shirt and a pair of shorts/tights.

    IS THERE WATER ON THE TOUR?
    It is recommended that you bring your own water to the run and there are a few public water fountains along some of the tour routes, so if you are in need of a sip of water, simply ask the guide to point out a drinking spot.

    HOW FAST DO YOU RUN ON THE TOURS, DO I HAVE TO BE AN ELITE RUNNER TO PARTICIPATE?
    The running pace is set on our private tours by you. During our group tour we run a pace of about 6:00 min/km or 9:30 to 10:30 per mile.

    IS IT POSSIBLE TO STORE BAGS AND CLOTHES AT THE PLACE WE START?
    Your tour guide could store a small bag in their car. Please request upfront of the tour.

    IS IT POSSIBLE TO TAKE PICTURES ALONG THE WAY?
    Yes, you can bring your camera and snap away. The running guide will also take pictures along the route, and if there is a certain place you would like your picture taken, then simply ask your guide. The pictures will be sent to you after the tour by email.

    DO YOU HAVE A HOTEL PICK-UP SERVICE?
    We offer for our private tours an optional hotel pick-up service. The hotel or apartment building should be on or close to the tour route.

    Please let us know your complete hotel or apartment address during the tour reservation process and we will check if we can meet you at your hotel/apartment or at the standard meeting point. 

  • If you need to cancel a booked service, it is mandatory to email Go! Running Tours by respondng on the booking confirmation email or via our contact form: Get in contact with us.

    You are entitled to cancel your booking up to 4 workdays before the booked tour date, free of charge. There will be in this case be a full refund of the tour and service fees.

    If you cancel a booking between 3 and 0 days before the booked tour date, or if you do not attend the tour, there will be no refund.

    If the tour provider is not able to accept the tour, or if the tour provider was not able to carry out the booked tour, Go! Running Tours guarantess a full refund of the tour and service fees.
tip  BOOKING TIP:
BOOK EARLY - GIVE US SOME TIME
We recommend to book your running tour minimum 2-3 days before your preferred tour date. Especially during the different high seasons, when many guests like to join our runs.
That will give the guide/city manager enough time to arrange together with you the last tour details like the meeting point, start time and to organize a personal tour guide for your unique and fun running experience.
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  • 1. Click on "Book Now"
  • 2. Select date/start time, # of runners
  • 3. Fill in personal data plus additional info

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  • 4. Accept T&S and click on "Continue"
  • 5. Forward to secure payment website
  • 6. Pay with your credit card
  • NOTE: Cash payment is not possible!

email CONFIRMATION

  • 7. Check your email inbox for pre-confirmation
  • 8. Tour guides reach out to you within 24h
  • 9. Guides will arrange tour details with you
  • 10. Tour is confirmed and set

guarantee GUARANTEE

  • We guarantee your money until you have done the tour! In case of that the tour can't be arranged or any other not self-inflicted circumstance, we will provide a full refund within 24h.

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