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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.

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
8 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.

trail running
10 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.

hiking
11 days ago

Great trial to spend 4-6 hours on. Bring boots if it has rained recently as parts can get really muddy.

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

camping
17 days ago

My friend and I camped one night and did the trail’s short loop. Parts of it are really muddy, so I would recommend wearing some waterproof shoes and bringing a change of socks. There were lots of campsites available, and it was easy to find! We had a great time!

Not a bad hike at all. Good short one if you just want to get out. Campsites are really nice ...it was a bit muddy but overall a solid place to get away.

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.

Nice walk through the woods. Took my two year old son and I about an hour to walk the loop.

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.

walking
24 days ago

Just so there is no confusion, the parking for the quarry is across the street from the trailhead. There is a trail just next to the parking lot that we initially confused as the quarry, but they aren't the same. The Quarry Trail offers some canopy on the rim surrounding the quarry, but the quarry itself is completely exposed to sunlight. There were several Turkey or Pigeon Hawks flying overhead but otherwise not a lot of wildlife. Over all it is a pretty nice outting but nothing spectacular. The trail on the side of the parking lot is in the woods with plenty of canopy overhead. Both trails would be suitable for mountain biking and another outting is in the making.

Went on my first backpacking trip here, Planned in doing the 16 mile overnight but accidentally took the short loop back, still was a great hike, beautiful huge pine trees and nice little inclines scattered throughout. I was expecting mud since it had rained recently and it certainly didn’t disappoint! Waterproof boots are a necessity on this trail. That said, all in all a great first backpacking experience I’d recommend.

Variable in elevation and sweat a little! Great trail!

Today I went to Fort Hills Earthworks Trail which is made up of numerous separate trails that create a unorthodox loop. I added one extra lap on the far west end of the trail, using the short cut, for training. Quick hike that has a lot to offer.

This was my first time backpacking and was in fact the longest hike (did the long loop) I’ve ever taken in my life and I must say big mistake! It seems to me that I was a little too ambitious for my first time out and my leg gave up in the last two miles. Oh did I mention that I did this solo? Oopsie! I was able to limp my way out but lesson learned. I hope you like mud because there was a plenty of that and more. The trail was also pretty overgrown in mid July so expect plenty of brush and check for ticks often. I did encounter one but I caught it before I got bitten. Don’t get me started on the spider webs yuck! Even when swinging a trecking pole in front of me they’d still end up in my face.

I’d recommend getting some trail legs before attempting. I also managed to lose my Thermarest self inflating sleeping pad, I could have sworn I had it strapped down tightly but is still fell out without me noticing. Tried driving back to the campsite since it was about 1,000 feet from the road but nope, my cramping legs just weren’t having it. I didn’t find out till I got there but the board said not to drink the water due too activity (I assume agriculture byproducts?) in the area and you must pack in all water. Turned out 3 liters is not enough. To the people who left behind their extra water jugs, you are life savers! I’d say plan on 5-6 liters minimum.

Over all I had a good time and I learned some harsh lessons the hard way but if you’re up for the challenge I’d say go for it! Would I do it again? Yes but only after I get in better shape.

Love hiking here with my pup!

Took two families with teens and did the 2 mile loop. Just long enough to stretch our legs and a few small things to interest the kids. A nice way to enjoy an hour!

hiking
29 days ago

there's a portion of the trail where it's on the road therefore not very fun. however the rest of the trail is beautiful.

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

Great trail. Fairly easy to follow the markers. Takes me about 5 hours to complete the full loop.

Really enjoyed the trails and the steps. Wow! Just don’t go after rainfall one of the trail was flooded over although I removed my shoes and socks to walk across it was only ankle deep but the bird trail was a bit muddy but walkable. Definitely recommend this trail.

Beautiful

hiking
1 month ago

Great place to hike and the falls were spectacular.

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!!

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

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