Brandywine Gorge Trail

MODERATE 199 reviews

Brandywine Gorge Trail is a 1.7 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.

DISTANCE
1.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
216 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

historic site

hiking
1 day ago

Overall an easy and scenic hike - not too much challenge here, but beautiful scenery. It can get crowded, so visit on a weekday if possible!

hiking
11 days ago

This trail is beautiful and so peaceful. The river sounds and looks beautiful. There’s lots of people on this trail. The views are gorgeous. I would watch where you’re walking though because there are lots of rocks sticking out of the ground. I will definitely return.

1 month ago

great for hiking, biking, and walking the dog. Beautiful

1 month ago

Brandywine Gorge Trail to Brandywine Falls. Only wish there was a viewing area for Falls from the floor of the gorge, walls may be too steep unless you follow the creek up for a quarter mile or so.

hiking
2 months ago

Trail is beautiful and easy, stair cases and a beautiful view of the waterfall make this a treat to see. Easy for kids, so good as a family outing. Would see this again.

hiking
2 months ago

Very scenic! Was pretty greasy because of all the moisture so was fairly difficult throughout most of the hike! Will definitely revisit when it dries out!

hiking
2 months ago

This is a beautiful place.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful trail and great side trails for dog walking!

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful!! Can get icy depending on the weather but a lot of fun!

hiking
4 months ago

This trail was easy, has some stairs and elevation changes. We took the dog and he enjoyed it. The surroundings were all pretty and the waterfall was beautiful with all the ice in the winter.

hiking
4 months ago

Easy shaded trail on the boardwalk. Kids loved looking at the rocks. The falls were beautiful.

walking
5 months ago

Easy trail to get out and experience nature. There were lots of folks with their kids on the trail. Lots of people also with dogs. To reach the Brandywine Falls is accessible by wooden walkway which is an easy way to get a great photo of the falls!
I enjoyed it for a 1.5! mile brisk walk with my dogs on a late November day! November 25, 2017

5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

I really enjoyed this trail .It’s short and sweet easy to navigate and was a great autumn hike. The waterfall is awesome and such great views ! If you’re a bigger guy like me this trail does offer some challenges. The terrain is manageable but rocky and luckily it was dry otherwise mud would have been a factor. There are some pretty decent inclines. They are gradual but I did have to take my time. The loop trail does have benches and stones big enough to take a breather.

8 months ago

Made for a very pleasant day..plenty of places you'll want to stop and enjoy along the way.

8 months ago

I believe I went off trail to get up close to the falls but it was a BEAUTIFUL site.

9 months ago

Great pit stop on the way home back from Harpers Ferry

9 months ago

Great trail

hiking
9 months ago

Brandywine Gorge trail was not at all Hard. The only hard part about it was going up the rocky hill. My 3 year old son made it NO PROBLEM. Beautiful waterfall and park all around. Only down fall was, That It was not Fall time when I went. I will be going back come November .

9 months ago

Fantastic first hike with my teenagers!

hiking
9 months ago

Great view

hiking
10 months ago

Short hike around the gorge. Slightly strenuous uphill towards the end, but manageable.

10 months ago

Kids had a blast. We were in and out of the water (this was last summer.) I loved it

hiking
10 months ago

Great view of the falls, a must see. The rest of the trails was beautiful, with various little runoff trails. It also has connecting trails. I will definitely do again, just for the falls view. Not to difficult, I would rate it easy.

hiking
10 months ago

Easy to hike. I've also, added the Connector trail to the Stanford Trail to make this a longer hike (this part isn't heavy in traffic). This would push the level of difficulty due to the hike's length, but not to moderate.

10 months ago

Great trail for a relaxing time. Only thing to beware of is there are a number of stairs to get down to the falls and back up!

walking
10 months ago

Highly trafficked

walking
10 months ago

Highly trafficked

hiking
11 months ago

Moderate? Who is ranking these trails? This is more like easy! It's a gorgeous easy trail that you can take your children on.

hiking
11 months ago

I'd say the trail is easy rather than moderate. The experience would be improved by actually not treating it as a loop and heading back at the bridge that crosses the stream (south, en route to the Sanford Trail). This cuts out most of the flat, paved (with a gravel section) portion of the hike. The boardwalk would be the starting point then (unless you want them as the highlight and to have a shorter hike).

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