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Walked this trail with a 4 year old and an 8 year old. It was nice. Nothing spectacular but nothing challenging. It made for a nice simple walk.

hiking
4 days ago

Great Lake loop, there are connected offshoot trails which allows you to cut and wind and loop back around to keep it interesting if you go often. I take the pooch and he loves it. The lake is very pretty and you can see ducks and geese and I even seen a huge beautiful fox on a connecting trail. Do be careful as there seem to be a lot more ticks at this park than others.

5 days ago

Always like it!

very fun and beautiful trail. the falls are beautiful to see at any time of year. trail has multiple access points to enter to play in/Wade in the river. most times we have visited we were able to watch great blue harons fishing.

this trail is so pretty, wildflowers and wildlife everywhere, neat rocks, small cave and neat boardwalk trail. dog friendly/kid friendly.

Absolutely love this location and all the options it has to offer for family and friends. So many memories have been made here

nature trips
10 days ago

Great trail for all levels of experience. The trail markings are a little confusing. We figured out that the Stanford trail splits off into the Brandywine trail and were fine from there. Has a decent incline for a quick trail. The falls really were gorgeous. You take a nice boardwalk/stairs down to two different observation decks. There are signs not to climb down to the water but several people were down there so we climbed down too. It was slippery and I fell down once but my goodness you can’t beat the view.
Everything was very well maintained. The bathrooms were clean and eco-friendly. There were trail maps and state park brochures for taking. We were very impressed.

I’m so happy we chose salt fork! Rent camped at Bigfoot Ridge and it was just perfect.

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

trail running
12 days ago

This is a great trail for running and hiking. It is mostly flat and doesn't have many roots or big rocks. It's best to go to the left down the big hill first so you don't have to hike a big hill at the end. The trail is near a road for a little bit but you quickly lose it. Not very crowded and it is very shady and cool. Highly recommend for running.

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

We loved this trail. Plenty of parking and a number of options for a short walk on the Oak Hill trail or at a number of places move onto the longer Plateau trail. Mostly under the trees and passing two lakes we passed a number of joggers and people walking their dogs.

backpacking
13 days ago

First time and loved it. Took a couple of hundred pictures and finished in 2-1/2 hours. Well maintained trail.

Great for a family or people of all ages! Beautiful lake, scenery & landscaping, nice playground for kids & a really cool shrubbery maze (like in “The Shining”!) that we played tag in for an hour; Our group had 7 kids & 2 adults. The 2 mile loop was great; if bringing a stroller, a jogger or one with bike tires would be recommended - it’s not entirely flat.

Whole family(dogs included) love this trail .especially lower section close to lake,

17 days ago

This is one of my favorites in the CVNP. It’s never busy, is fairly remote, and takes you through several different ecosystems. It’s great for dogs too.

hiking
20 days ago

Nice hike. I met a group of volunteers who maintain and cleared the trail :) which was very nice. Signs are a bit confusing at times - no biggy. Love the trail and will come back.

We enjoyed this trail August 28th and apart from the section that ran alongside the Ohio Turnpike, really enjoyed the walk. Most of it under the trees on winding paths. Not as popular as the towpath where there are a number of bikers, we only met a few fellow hikers. Returned to the Boston Store Visitor Center for the restrooms and then over the road for an iced coffee in the small store.

20 days ago

Great trial with a furry friend!

Take the Stanford/ Brandywine trail. A fun walk down through the woods down the gorge to the river bed then back up around to the falls.

hiking
25 days ago

This was an awesome hike. Very hilly terrain. Great scenery and good trail. The only reason I gave it 4 stars is because there were a few moments where the trail markers were unclear. Also, you do have to cross a few streets, but it is mostly deep woods.

love this trail...

trail running
27 days ago

Nice little loop that’s easy on the legs, there is a good variety of hilly gravel and flat paved trail. Very scenic and well maintained trail!

lots of bugs but beautiful boardwalk trail and cliffside to explore!

The whole trail is almost 5 miles, lots of hills! Great workout, and once you get past the nature center and construction it becomes peaceful and not too many people. You cross a few roads on the trail and walk along the path nearing the road for a few minutes, but mostly hiking in the woods. Lots of markers to keep you on track, and not end up lost or onto another path, like I do sometimes, lol. Some steep cliffs so be careful. Oh and I saw a coyote!

busy and paved w crushed rock

1 month ago

Annoying bugs and flyers make the experience not good

Great trail and enjoyed even on a hot day ! Lots of shade on this trail.

Great easy hike. Enjoyed it very much.

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