The camp area sits in a mature hardwood forest surrounded by ravines. Access from street after a short hike. A short walk from indoor bathroom, water and electric.  You have access to all the other Sandrun trails after you walk down a steep ravine from camp.

Campsite area
Tent site
1 site
Up to 12 guests per site
Short walk
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Wifi available
Bins available
No showers
No picnic table
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 20% off
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

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A short bike to the Towpath and many people ride through the Metroparks.



Natural features you'll find at Thornhill Bluff in Ohio.

River, stream, or creek

A small river is within walking distance.


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Hipcamper Mallory

Camping with kids

Mallory W.
recommends this listing.
June 14th, 2022

We camped with our 3 kids. We loved everything about the setup and accessibility of the campsite. Such a beautiful setting. Gary and Audrey were incredibly gracious hosts.

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Hipcamper Sydnee

Great tent camping!

Sydnee M.
recommends this listing.
March 28th, 2022

My first time tent camping, this site was perfect! The trail to the campsite was lit & we felt comfortable staying there! The perfect place to stay, close to all the hiking trails at Cuyahoga too!

Hipcamper Gary & Audrey
Response from Gary & Audrey, the Host, on March 28th, 2022

Thank you for being a great camper! Please come back anytime!

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Hipcamper Heather
Heather O.
recommends this listing.
November 16th, 2021

Love this spot and the hosts are always wonderful!

Hipcamper Shelagh

Cozy and convenient

Shelagh R.
recommends this listing.
November 12th, 2021

Gary and Audrey’s place is a slice of paradise. It feels secluded but is 5 minutes away from anything you’d need. We felt welcomed and taken care of for our stay and would recommend it to anyone looking for a cozy retreat.

Hipcamper Rebecca

Perfect camping experience

Rebecca S.
recommends this listing.
October 11th, 2021

This was the loveliest camping experience I’ve had. I blew through overnight, but even so, in that time, the hosts offered local takeout recommendations, saw that I was well equipped with firewood, laid out utensils for me to use at dinner, took the time to chat and were incredibly kind, friendly and generous throughout. I’ve never met hosts like these two! The site itself is ideal, situated adjacent to a network of hiking and cycling trails, is well lit with lights strung up to guide you to the campsite (with the option of turning them off to see the stars at night), gorgeous view and - as a solo camper, I appreciated this - felt very safe and peaceful. Lots of wildlife, heard a couple owls in the night, woke up to deer on site in the morning. Really a perfect stay and I’ll come back to Akron specifically just to stay here again!

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Hipcamper Steve
Steve O.
recommends this listing.
October 4th, 2021

Great spot, secluded in the woods next to Sand Run. The site is well maintained, access to bathroom, hosts are very nice and helpful. I hiked there via Sand Run, that requires some off-trail and a climb up a ravine with a rope, but very doable for those that want the adventure. Otherwise easy access to parking from the front of house.

Hipcamper Larry

Bike touring the ohio to erie trail

Larry L.
recommends this listing.
June 28th, 2021

Very nice secluded and spacious spot in the woods. Gary & Audrey were super nice and accommodating hosts. They shared a wrench with us so that we could make a small repair to our bicycle and told us about a shortcut through the woods to the local brewery. I highly recommend Thornhill Bluff!!

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Hipcamper Aaron
Aaron N.
recommends this listing.
May 30th, 2021

Nice campsite easy to.get to and Hary was very welcoming.

Looking forward to coming back

Hipcamper Carissa
Carissa T.
recommends this listing.
May 9th, 2021

Fantastic weekend with friends in a great spot. So nice to feel deep in the woods, but be a short drive to everything you could need. Gary was extremely helpful and hospitable. Highly recommended.


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