Brandywine Gorge Trail is a 1.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Northfield, Ohio that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Went with the whole family, no emphasis on speed. We poked around down by the falls and climbed a couple of ravine faces. Ended up finding an old, rusted frame (horse-drawn perhaps?) made of steel and copper. Trail is well maintained and the falls were impressive. Hikeable for most, if not all people. Modest elevation gain/descent.
A relatively easy trail that loops above Brandywine Falls, but mostly travels around the picturesque gorge below. The waterfall is beautiful and one of the signature spots in the park, with a boardwalk to several nice vantage points. If you want to extend the hike, you can take the Bike & Hike Trail or the Stanford Trail to the Towpath Trail.
fun great falls. good place to hike for beginners and moderates.
What a beautiful hike this is! The falls were beautiful and the observation decks were a wonderful break from our hike. We really enjoyed the gravel trails, but there's a lot of loose slate and stone and it could pose a slipping risk for kids and even some adults. A lot of tree roots going over the trail and some larger rocks too. I will add this to one of my regular hikes just because it was awesome to be out in the woods right by the river enjoying a beautiful Ohio day.