Brandywine Gorge Trail

MODERATE 166 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

walking
20 days 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

28 days ago

hiking
1 month 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.

3 months ago

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

3 months ago

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

4 months ago

Great pit stop on the way home back from Harpers Ferry

4 months ago

Great trail

hiking
4 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 .

4 months ago

Fantastic first hike with my teenagers!

hiking
4 months ago

Great view

hiking
5 months ago

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

5 months ago

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

hiking
5 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
5 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.

5 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
5 months ago

Highly trafficked

walking
5 months ago

Highly trafficked

hiking
6 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
6 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).

hiking
6 months ago

A great trail, without question. Well maintained, great scenery, falls are wonderful, moderately challenging. But, it was very heavily traveled, especially around the falls.

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