Three Waterfalls Loop [PRIVATE PROPERTY]

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Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Three Waterfalls Loop [PRIVATE PROPERTY] is a 12.1 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Brecksville, Ohio that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until September.

Distance: 12.1 km Elevation Gain: 243 m Route Type: Loop

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

private property

Note: Users have reported this trail has a temporary closure due to COVID-19. Please see the park's website for up to date information. A portion of this hike goes into the Boston Mills Ski Resort which is private property.

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13 days ago

Not great. Due to COVID the trailhead was closed to two of the three Falls. Will try again sometime. Ski Resort was clearly marked no trespassing.

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6 months ago

Called and talked with the ski resort and they said it was fine to hike through.

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8 months ago

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10 months ago

The trail at Blue Hens Falls and going forward for this map is closed. Didn’t want to trespass and get into trouble.

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muddy
11 months ago

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Sun May 19 2019

A great trail for about a mile, but then it deadends into a ski resort with a private property sign. We just hiked back the way we came and called it a day.

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muddy
washed out
Sat Mar 23 2019

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Sun Jan 06 2019

The buckeye trail near the start was great, and brandywine falls was very impressive, but this route itself was only mediocre. If you look on a satellite view, you'll realize it routes you directly through the Boston mills ski resort. During the winter this was seemingly impossible, and during the other seasons, it seems to me that it would be trespassing. Perhaps I'm missing something? We ended up doing the buckeye trail side of this first loop both ways, and it was the best hiking of the trip. The next leg is on the canal path trail, a nice easy walking path. Or the other side of the loop was the bridle trail; this went through some flooded low land, and we ended up turning back and walking along the road. The final loop was at brandywine falls. The falls were quite impressive, but the trail was very crowded, and we were here in the off season. We got a good 8.5 miles in, but much of it was on walking paths or along side roads.

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Sun Nov 25 2018

Was a very busy trail, lost count how many other hikers and walkers we passed. The hike was well worth the views of the falls at the end. Don't forget to take a camera.

Fri Oct 19 2018

Very fun trail, buckeye trail had some challenging hills for a novice, but the waterfalls were well worth it!

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Sat Sep 15 2018

It was really nice during the first part of the trail, but it got VERY heavily trafficked around Brandywine Falls, making it harder to hike at your own pace.

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Thu Aug 23 2018

This ended up being 10.5 miles for us the way we went. Rather than walk most of the trail between Blue Hen Falls and Buttermilk Falls, we walked the creek where we could (thank you, Keen hiking sandals). This is an unmarked trail. When you get to Blue Hen, ignore the Trail Ends Here sign and proceed forward. Some of the climbing can be treacherous, which is why we decided to walk the creek this time around. You have to go down a steep hill to get to Buttermilk Falls. Walking the creek (it was hot out so this was good), you exit to the right and end up behind the ski lodge. Cross Riverview Rd and walk down Boston Mills Rd (there's a little store, museum, etc.). You can do a bathroom break here if you need to. Walk down Boston Mills Rd until you see the Stanford Trail sign. This is the tow path. You walk that for a short distance and you will come to a trail to the right. Take that. The rest is easy. The trail is behind Stanford House for those that aren't familiar with the area. We spend every week hiking down here so we know our way around. On the way back, instead of going back behind the lodge, again cross Riverview Rd. On the left you will see the entrance to part of the Buckeye Trail. This part is a real challenge. If you don't want that challenge you can go back the way you came. The Buckeye Trail part has a couple of really challenging hills and a steep set of stairs. Plan on an all day hike. We started at around 1 and were finished by 6:30.

Sun Aug 19 2018

Beautiful hike !

Mon Aug 13 2018

Great loop. We hiked this with 30lb packs as a training hike for an upcoming backpacking trip and it took us about 4 hours. Beautiful views of Blue Hen, Buttermilk and Brandywine Falls. The beginning of the trail is unmarked and took some navigating. It was also confusing once we came out at Brandywine ski resort. We ended up back on the buckeye trail instead of the towpath and had to do some back tracking. Otherwise it was a Beautiful and challenging hike!

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Tue Jul 10 2018

We were very happy with this trail. Enough space between elavations and beautiful scenery.

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Sat Jun 02 2018

This starts at a Blue Hen Falls (or you could start at Boston Mills and take the Buckeye Trail connector to Blue Hen)...pops our behind the ski resort...takes the Towpath to Stanford House...and then follows the Stanford Trail to Brandywine Falls. Some good challenging hills. Beautiful scenery. Not a marked trail though - needed to check the app frequently to make sure I was on the right route.

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Sun Apr 22 2018

Awesome hike! FYI - A potion of the trail takes you behind the ski resort.

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Fri Mar 09 2018

coulda done with less mud but "spring", ealry march, is mud season so not much you can do... but was a great trail with great views

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