Bradford Falls Trail is a 2.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Towanda, Pennsylvania that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 2.2 miles Elevation Gain: 649 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash


nature trips


bird watching




wild flowers

30 days ago

Not really marked at all, but nice views. At the top, you can see the waterfall. To get there is not well marked either. Before the one lane bridge is a small parking area.

Mon Jan 28 2019

My wife and I really liked this hike. It's not technically a trail but you simply follow Falls Creek up stream from the parking area. This is part of the charm. It's natural and undisturbed and you really earn the finale, known as Bradford Falls. The rocks are beautiful too. We didn't make it passed the 70 ft falls but there is an old Barclay Mountain mine above. We plan to visit again. I highly encourage this hike to all locals, but it is a bit challenging so don't take the little ones.

Thu Aug 30 2018

Badly eroded trail, many deadfalls across the footpath. Trail fades out at the first stream crossing, no markers to indicate whether to cross or turn upstream. No waterfall to speak of, unless we turned back too soon. The climb was not too strenuous but the destination was hardly worth it, unless some clearing and marking work is done. A pleasant walk in the woods, is about all that can be said.

Sun Jul 08 2018

probably better with higher waters. the trail was a bit overgrown and not marked, starts on what appears to be an old logging road or something. there is a state game lands sign and a spot that appears to be a trail, though no sign with trail name, at the spot the GPS directions take you. We made it about half a mile, to the first stream crossing. though there wasn't much water there i could see it having more of a "falls" feel in the spring with more rains. it wasn't clear where the trail went from here and it was pretty overgrown and unmarked so we turned back. ended up pulling off the dirt road a few miles back and playing in the falls and rocks on the creek for over an hour. that is worthwhile. there are the remains of an old concrete bridge and a number of rapids you can play around in. oddly, about a quarter mile before the trail head, just before a one lane bridge, there is a clear parking area with a nicely made wooden box on a tree with a couple sign in books. we originally thought this was the trail because it is marked do much better and people had signed in, but the trail appears to just end about 50 yards in. couldn't figure out what that trail was. no explanation in book or in wooden box, but right next to pretty stream.

Wed May 30 2018

Trail is very over grown. Hike is short but takes time due to hiking the stream and navigating the rocks.

Thu Jun 22 2017

The dirt road to the trail is long and fairly bumpy, but it was an altogether easy drive. The trail is hardly marked at the entrance, but does open up to an obvious path. The only thing that was bad about the entire hike was the flies/gnats until we got closer to the falls. All and all I would say worth the trip once, probably wouldn't do it twice unless I was in the area again.

8 months ago

Mon Apr 22 2019