The Cuyahoga River is located in Northeast Ohio in the United States. The Cuyahoga watershed begins its 100 miles (160 km) journey in Hambden, Ohio, flowing southward to the confluence of the East Branch Cuyahoga River and West Branch Cuyahoga River in Burton where the Cuyahoga River officially begins.
It continues on its 84.9 miles (136.6 km) journey flowing Southward to Cuyahoga Falls, where it turns sharply North and flows through the Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CUVA or CVNP) in Northern Summit County and Southern Cuyahoga County. It then flows through Independence, Valley View, Cuyahoga Heights, Newburgh Heights and Cleveland to its northern terminus, emptying into Lake Erie. The Cuyahoga River and its tributaries drain 813 square miles (2,110 km2) of land in portions of six counties.