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Bradys Run Trail is a 7.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Horses are also able to use this trail.

Length 7.1 mi Elevation gain 1,292 ft Route type Loop

Hiking

Horseback riding

Mountain biking

Nature trips

Road biking

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Forest

Lake

Partially paved

River

Views

Waterfall

Wild flowers

Muddy

Rocky

No dogs

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Getting There

Epitomizing south-western PA hills, Brady's Run Park offers plenty of lung-busting climbs and adrenaline-pumping descents. Difficulty ranges from super-technical to flowing contour lines. The trails can be confusing in spots, but the map helps a lot. The trails in Brady's Run are typically run clockwise, but traffic is generally light enough to ride it however you want. It is open to walkers and riders (and horses, but they're rare), so please be considerate.

Three ways: main entrance off Route 51; the back way off Dutch Ridge Road and down Park Road (great access to North Trails); or off Dutch Ridge on Beacom, with parking just inside the woods in the middle of the South Trails.

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Reviews (229)
Photos (126)
Recordings (255)
Completed (218)
Garrison Varketta
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HikingBugs

Ok at best. Trail was moderate in toughness but navigation was a constant headache. Blazes are worn or non existent, signs are weathered and unreadable, and there are so many cut-throughs and bail out spots that you spend more time navigating than enjoying. Also, always can hear traffic noise so isn't the most peaceful trail. Bugs were a small issue so bring spray.

Teresa S.
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Hiking

Great hiking trail...only did the far side of Lake up on ridge...approx 5.5 miles both ways. Many trees fallen from previous storm but easy to navigate around.

Bill Taafe
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Hiking

Nice trail. Enjoyed the vertical, especially the first mile. Difficult to navigate. Gps and trail route did not add up unless extreme user error. Nice hike. Will be back.

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Kamal Nigam
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Hiking

no trail markings, many junctions. less than noise than expected. peaceful.

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Sara Dugan
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HikingOver grown

Beautiful views and mostly dry even after a rainy week, but really difficult to follow the trail

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Timothy Dunn
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Hiking

This was my second time hiking Brady’s Run, and this time, I stayed up on the high ridge the entire trail. I’ve gotta say, this is a really good trail! And it’s tough, one of those that leaves your legs wobbly, but it’s really a rewarding hike. Pack a snack, and take a break in the park at the halfway point by the waterfall!

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Chris Trosell
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Either way you try to access it. 4 main entry points. It's a brutal climb of 500 ft in elevation, tame after the elevation rise. Lots of flowers in the spring.

C M.
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Hiking

This trail is often poorly marked with confusing blazes almost every time it actually matters. Staying on the curated version of this trail as a first-timer has you holding your phone in hand half of the time, second-guessing every choice at a junction - between this and never escaping the distant sound of car engines from 51 and 376 you never get that 'I'm in the woods'-sensation for too long.

Charlie Chuck Jones
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Running

It’s a great trail for trail running. Very challenging and a lot of elevation changes. You can extend it up to 13 miles by doing both upper and lower loops on the lake side of the park. The scenery is spectacular also.

shenzi rubani
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surprised with the beauty on this trail. we did the 7 mile loop. there are a couple steep hills but not difficult. Several small waterfalls. the trail isn't well marked in a couple spots but it's not hard to find your way. very Nice

Thomas Migdal
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Hiking

Great vertical climb at the start. I did a short three mile mini loop and came back down the steep start across from the ice rink

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Cindy Bray
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HikingMuddy

It's a peaceful hike. Several hills, there's a lot of beauty in the quiet & birds. Seen deer but no other wild animals. Would not recommend going right after rain, trails are great but get muddy & climbing downhill can get challenging. Only thing annoying was horse droppings. Surprised horses were even on this trail. Overlook of lake when coming down.

Cody Fierst
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HikingOff trail
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Monica Cluett
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HikingMuddyOff trailRocky

A very nice trail. My biggest concern with it is that there are no trail markers.

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Aaron and Natalie Frank
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Hiking

Beautiful hike and a nice work out. There were really good inclines and clean trails. This was a great training hike for bigger stuff we have planned. the trail was poorly marked but the GPS on this app helped keep us on track.

OldMan Hiker
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HikingOff trail

I started at the Trailhead near PA SR-51 off of Brady's Run Road. Many of these reviews mention the lack of trail blazes and confusing side trails. It appears whatever entity is responsible for the maintenance of the trails has abandoned them. I never completed the loop, but doubled back using Google Maps to help me find the parking lot where I left my vehicle. (I chose "off trail" in the Trail Conditions section, but that was by necessity... not by intention or free choice.) I hope to return and try the AllTrails app to actually complete the loop. Until then, I can't really review it or comment on its ease or severity. I will say the initial climb is steep, with loose stones, but it levels off and offers some nice views in the Spring (before the trees leaf out).

Timothy Dunn
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HikingMuddyRockyScrambleWashed out

Hard! But beautiful! Some challenging inclines, some beautiful rivers and streams and gorges. There are a couple different trails you can scale-down to, should the constant up-and-downs wear you out 3/4 of the way around the loop the way they did me! Definitely, one of my favorite trails, and I can’t wait to do it again once it warms up a little!

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Greg Wise
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Hiking

A nice, scenic trail. if not doing the whole loop, I much prefer the southern section, which is much more varied in topography and more scenic with a number of streams. The southern section is also more clearly marked. Overall, the trails here are clear and mostly dry, even though we've had a wet spring. The park also offers trout fishing, boating, picnic areas, a dog park, and horse trails. Note, it is near a couple highways, so there is muffled road noise, even on the deepest parts of the trail.

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Joseph Cunningham
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HikingBridge out
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Paul Smith
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HikingBlowdownMuddy
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stacey z.
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HikingMuddyRocky
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Nando Costa
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Hiking

We hiked the northern end of the trail, people are correct that parts are poorly marked, but with a little navigation we found our way easy enough, that was part of the fun. We will definitely be back and looking forward to the southern end.

Shannon Mallett
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HikingBridge out
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