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23 hours ago

great hike.

2 days ago

2 days ago

Perfect weather today for the start of Fall! Knocked out 5.2 miles in 1 hour 28 minutes hiking. Met an awesome couple on Hemlock Ridge. One of my Top 10 favorite trails in the area.

Good workout! Lots of great incline.

3 days ago

Great scenic hike! Added in Sylvan Pond and Hemlock Ridge 6 miles but not difficult. Highly recommended.

5 days ago

Fantastic scenic trail! Walking along the river with the sounds and sights of the white water rapids and seeing some kayakers was terrific. Very pretty scenery with bridges and waterfalls and large rock formations - plenty to see! Not as hilly as I expected (definitely some hills in certain areas just expected more) but be careful on this trail as it lives up to its name "Slippery Rock" and it is very easy to fall on rocks if you aren't focusing on your steps. Did it with my 12 year old son and he loved it. We do a lot of hiking and this is the most scenic and challenging trail (in terms of terrain) we have done to-date. Bring plenty of water and bug spray! Highly recommend this trail but just stay focused and be cautious!

Like others have said, the markings were a little iffy at times, but overall it was a good trail. The parts that aren’t near the road are really peaceful and there was a great spot to stop & read for a while. I’d definitely do it again someday.

It was really nice during the first part of the trail, but it got VERY heavily trafficked around Brandywine Falls, making it harder to hike at your own pace.

10 days ago

This one always kicks my butt! Several hills and steps in this one, so if you’re looking for a cardio intensive hike, this is for you. Heavily used by trail runners as well.

14 days ago

Great trail; gives you a good workout.

trail running
18 days ago

I love this loop it is definitely one of my favorite loops , for running or just hiking .

Moderate challenge on the west side of the river, falls are but a trickle if it has not rained lately. East side of river is flat and easy. Picturesque river views at certain points.

Great trail with beautiful scenery. Make sure to do the east gorge and west gorge trails.

watch out for coyotes.

24 days ago

Great hike

Hiked this trail over the weekend. Started at Hells Hollow and went to Eckert Bridge and back. It was definitely a challenging trail with a lot of rocks and roots. Make sure your ankles are supported if that is a common issue for you. Took a bit of time off trail and stopped to eat. Took us about 7 hrs for two out of shape wandering types. The trail was well marked and at no time did I feel like I was in danger. There were some muddy parts and fallen trees to climb over but we felt like it made things more interesting. Walnut Flats is a nice relaxing walk after the big inclines. The rocks are definitely slippery so the trail is true to name. We drove from Cleveland to hike this trail and it was absolutely worth it. I only wish I had the energy to make it down Kildoo trail as well. Will definitely check it out again.

Nice trail with woods, a few small waterfalls, and the deer lick ‘cave’. The directions take you to a wide shoulder where you can park. We parked at the Meadows Picnic area which is a more natural spot to start and finish.
Trail is well marked. Follow the red trail signs.
We went on a Sunday morning after an overnight rainstorm. It was muddy in some places. You have to keep you eyes on the trail as there was horse poop everywhere. There are 2 shallow stream crossings that you can navigate on rocks if needed. We maybe saw 10-12 other people, mostly runners. Some areas with mosquitoes, but nothing bad and we did not use bug spray.
The map shown on All Trails follows the bridle trail on the east side of the loop, which confused me for a minute until I zoomed in more on the map. Taking the marked deer lick trail the whole way clocked in at ~4 miles.
Overall my family enjoyed it.

I miss this trail. I now live in Florida and this was my go to running trail while I was living here. Great scenery and difficulty with the elevation changes.

1 month ago

This ended up being 10.5 miles for us the way we went. Rather than walk most of the trail between Blue Hen Falls and Buttermilk Falls, we walked the creek where we could (thank you, Keen hiking sandals). This is an unmarked trail. When you get to Blue Hen, ignore the Trail Ends Here sign and proceed forward. Some of the climbing can be treacherous, which is why we decided to walk the creek this time around. You have to go down a steep hill to get to Buttermilk Falls. Walking the creek (it was hot out so this was good), you exit to the right and end up behind the ski lodge. Cross Riverview Rd and walk down Boston Mills Rd (there's a little store, museum, etc.). You can do a bathroom break here if you need to. Walk down Boston Mills Rd until you see the Stanford Trail sign. This is the tow path. You walk that for a short distance and you will come to a trail to the right. Take that. The rest is easy. The trail is behind Stanford House for those that aren't familiar with the area. We spend every week hiking down here so we know our way around. On the way back, instead of going back behind the lodge, again cross Riverview Rd. On the left you will see the entrance to part of the Buckeye Trail. This part is a real challenge. If you don't want that challenge you can go back the way you came. The Buckeye Trail part has a couple of really challenging hills and a steep set of stairs. Plan on an all day hike. We started at around 1 and were finished by 6:30.

1 month ago

Directions on the app take you to the Kendall Lake parking lot. It’s a 0.5 mile hike on the Kendall Lake loop to get to the Salt Run trail head. I showed us walking just shy of 5 miles total. You could park at the Pine Hollow lot and more easily access this trail.
Thankfully there were trail maps at the parking lot as the initial signs don’t tell you which way to go towards the Salt Run trail.
Overall, a nice hike through the woods. Nothing spectacular to see. Trail goes close to the road so there is traffic noise. Coolest thing we saw was a big beaver at Kendall Lake.

Beautiful hike !

1 month ago

Fun hike close to home! Going on the *closed* trail off Mary's cave is our favorite that connects to the Highbridge trail. There are some amazing natural rock arches to be seen! The falls are the 'main' attraction but there is so much more to see and do here!

1 month ago

Great place for a walk any time of the year! Our dog loves the huges hill where most people sled for playing frisbee!

This trail is awesome!

easy mountain bike trail!!!

Great loop. We hiked this with 30lb packs as a training hike for an upcoming backpacking trip and it took us about 4 hours. Beautiful views of Blue Hen, Buttermilk and Brandywine Falls. The beginning of the trail is unmarked and took some navigating. It was also confusing once we came out at Brandywine ski resort. We ended up back on the buckeye trail instead of the towpath and had to do some back tracking. Otherwise it was a Beautiful and challenging hike!

1 month ago

Always like it!

Good 4 mile trail. Some hills, 1 or 2 river crossings

Great hills to climb for a nice workout for a beginner.

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