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2 hours ago

solid hike. the trails were perfectly maintained.

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.

5 days ago

Fantastic hike today. The trail was slippery in a few places and there were opportunities to hop across streams. Very well marked trail. Beautiful wildflower meadow area at the back of the loop, so glad I opted for the longer hike even though it was sprinkling a bit.

5 days ago

It was a perfect hike. I loved the ever-changing scenery. It was awesome for a weeknight hike!

6 days ago

Most enjoyable. The “Top of the world” is a wonderful spot for meditation or a little yoga. From there to the trail head can be a little noisy, being so close to Bath Rd.
Be careful in the rain.

nature trips
6 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.

15 days ago

Wonderful trail, a mix of forested and open high field grasses. Does include some significant ups and downs which is nice but to be aware of. Wonderful couple hour hike.

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.

Loved it. The end was kinda sketchy. We ended up behind the nature preserve building and walked the street back to the car. We lucked out and everything was dry. Would be pretty messy if it were all wet.

Variable in elevation and sweat a little! Great trail!

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

1 month ago

we our at Adams run one of my favorite places on 83 degree today with the dogs

Got off Lake trail when it crossed the forest trail. About a half mile it the trail just ended I the middle of the woods.....we were looking for a trail but were unable to find it. Ended up making our own which did eventually get us back on the trail. Lots of overgrowth, poorly marked signage and downed trees to climb over. Then had to walk on the road because there were signs of a detour for the trail. Come to find out that part of the trail was open!!!! Never again! Lake is great for kayaking but that particular trail is horrible for hiking. I’ll go back to McConnell’s Mill or Moraine .... those are much nicer and more scenic!

mountain biking
1 month ago

If you’re up for a biking challenge this trail is for you! Had a great time biking this with my 12 year old son. There were parts we had to walk our bikes due to the difficulty of the inclines. This trail has a great variety of technical challenges that really pushes you. Be sure to have the right gear.
I recommend this trail.


on Headwaters Trail

trail running
1 month ago

Once we found a point where we could start, we enjoyed it (except for the horse flies). The directions took us to a random intersection that was very overgrown. We ended up in town and parked behind the McDonald's there is also a parking lot across the street. There were a number of others using the trail as well.

1 month ago

Great place to hike and the falls were spectacular.

1 month ago

One of the neater trails I've found in the area in terms of terrain and scenery, and not much noise pollution from traffic until the last 1/4.

didn't do the whole thing but it wasn't that bad! first time getting out biking in over ten years! kids loved it

muddy but beautiful very steep and worn trails can be confusing at times but most turnoffs are short loops and arent too hard to figure out!! lots of mushrooms and newts!

I hiked this trail because of its proximity to the ledges trail (which I highly recommend) and didnt do as much research as I normally would. Although the trail was beautiful and well maintained, I couldn't get over the crowds of people at the falls. Pushing my way through sweaty groups to get a photo of the falls left a bad taste in my mouth. I guess I was hoping the falls would be more of a reward for those willing to hike the 2 miles through the woods instead of a tourist attraction with a parking lot a few yards away.

Gorgeous falls! We went to the left at the fork in the path where the stairs are to your right and I’m glad we did! We loved getting to close out the loop with the gorgeous falls!! Stopped by the pond and it was not worth the detour. Liked that you had the option of skipping the hike and seeing the falls if you physically weren’t up for a hike but be prepared for lots of stairs :)! More than worth it though!!

A friend and I hiked a variation of this loop. We started from the trailhead on Skyline Drive and used Tebolt, Mill Run, Rankin, and Hess to form a loop which recorded as 10.7 miles. It rained off and on all day so trails were muddy with flowing water in some spots. We saw some mountain laurel in bloom along Skyline drive and saw a few rhododendron plants with flowers, but not anywhere near "peak" blooming. A few other bikers and hikers were out and there was a tent pitched along the lower section of Quebec Run south of the bridge to the grist mill ruins.
I can't say I've ever had a bad day at Quebec. I've hiked (and backpacked) here in all seasons. It's a real treasure and gets better as the forest matures.

Beautiful hike. Camped near Stanford house and spent the day exploring the different routes the Stanford trail took. Brandywine Falls was in full effect.

Great peaceful hike through a wooded area leading to one of the area waterfalls. Great nature trail

2 months ago

Great trail, saw a snake.

It’s a pretty long loop definitely some struggles on Hess Trail. However, Hess trail was the last trail my wife and I hiked. There are some beautiful stream crossings an abundance of wildlife and plenty of little orange salamanders along the hike. We completed it in a little over 5 hours. I’d recommend looking at the weather first we live in this area and flash floods can happen out of nowhere with a little rain on the mountain.

Very cool waterfall; like a mini Niagara Falls. Has a pleasant trail through the forest next to the river. Great for beginners!

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