Bradford Falls Trail

MODERATE 3 reviews

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

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

1 month ago

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.

2 months ago

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

hiking
Thursday, June 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.