Explore the most popular dogs on leash trails near Brecksville with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Great easy hike. Enjoyed it very much.

Easy hike; well marked course. Both falls are worth the trip; definitely take a dip in the water.

Great hike but I’m a little confused because the deer lick trail is different, what’s mapped out on here is the bridal trail.

Rustic trail so fun to adventure on. Would be awesome to see when river is running higher. I’ll be back to see it then

Great trail! Love the waterfalls! Def will be getting your feet wet!

What a great trail to get a workout on. I went South to North and then back on the towpath. There were a lot of up and downs, water crossings, and wild life. It was absolutely beautiful, very few people too. It was quite muddy and I didn't like going through the Brecksville part of it but still a great trail.

Clearly marked for Blue Hen falls. go past the end of trail sign, be prepared to cross water and if it has been raining you will get wet feet. Trail is not marked but it's relatively clear where to go. Fun trail, especially with a dog!

Pretty enough hike. Definitely keep going past the “end of trail” sign for the second fall. Not much in the way of trail markings but easy enough to see how to go. Both falls were not much to see on the day we went. Fun for the walk in the creek bed.

Quick and accessible trail leading to a beautiful water fall.

hiking
1 month ago

Very muddy and narrow at points, but there were some very nice views from the My Mountain Overlook. Not too challenging, but some nice hills throughout the trail.

This hike really is two parts, the really pretty waterfall right at the beginning and then a trek through the woods following the stream. Both are interesting but plan for a short hike if you are only interested in the waterfall.

Really enjoyed this trail. Creek crossings, cave, waterfalls, lots of wildlife...what more could you ask for?!?

trail running
1 month ago

Pretty good trail run. A few stairs and a half mile hill to challenge you. Some parts were very muddy but it’s rain season

hiking
2 months ago

Pretty boring trail. Not worth the drive.

hiking
2 months ago

Ok. Did this trail last week. Why? I won’t be doing it again. There’s nothing to see here folks.

hiking
2 months ago

I just rucked here the other day. I had 55lbs in my bag. It’s an easy trail and it’s pretty but leaves you wanting lots more. Lots lots more. Brecksville Reservation is pretty amazing but this trail isn’t. There.

So I would like this trail more if there wasn’t so many people out there all crowding around the falls. It’s hard to take pics when everyone else is taking photos and videos and live tweeting and Instagram and tumblr and whatever else they use to show their friends what they are doing. I just walk through the river to get to the Buttermilk Falls. Just make sure you wear non slip shoes and don’t mind getting wet. It’s very beautiful here. Here’s a tip. Climb to the top of where Buttermilk Falls are and you will get to the ski lodge. There’s no one there so it’s interesting to see when it’s empty. Great photo opportunities too.

only hiked about first half mile or so. a lot of the trail very muddy with some parts leaving trail to walk around standing water. we left because we going late but also because it was so muddy from run off. spring beauties, Colt's foot, and trout lilies are out. beautiful spring day.

Nice walk. Not on most popular trails which have you a chance to enjoy beautiful nature by yourself

trail running
2 months ago

Muddy, obstacles, and awesome!

Make sure you go past the "End of Blue Hen Trail" and out another mile to the even better falls. Even today with all of the rain and snow lately the path was fine, but the water level was a bit higher than normal so we had to find alternate path.

A bit difficult (in comparison to other paths around) and muddy but an awesome trail!

A great lightly traveled trail with a major payoff at the end and plenty of challenge along the way. Wear waterproof boots!

Very pretty and easy hike

hiking
3 months ago

Unbelievably muddy hike in early spring. This trail runs through an study area in which trees were cut in 1996 to promote growth of oaks and wildflowers. Kind of a sad site in the winter. Decent elevation gain with access to Buckeye Trail and My Mountain overlook.

hiking
3 months ago

I live close to this trail. It is closed due to a renovation project that is underway now. There are three bridges that have been close for many years and deemed unsafe. These bridges will be removed and one new bridge built. They are removing trees now and re-routing the hiking route. You can still access the connector trail from the bike and hike to the tow path however.

Nice trail, not always marked well, but the path is well worn. Very muddy right now, “cave” is a lot smaller than I thought but still nice. Decent elevation, especially for Ohio.

hiking
3 months ago

little bit muddy!

Quick 1/6mi hike to blue hen falls

First time at this trail and was happily surprised by how nice it was. Ended up being around 4 miles with nice elevation changes. Took our 9 month old border collie with us and she had no troubles. We went counter clockwise and enjoyed the small waterfall at the end of the hike - for where we parked at. Really enjoyed this hike & I’m looking forward to going back in the summer!

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