Explore the most popular hiking 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.

Beautiful views. Fairly easy in our opinion; it was me, my husband and our 1.5y old(the hubs wore her). There was a few trees to climb over, we walked what looked like was once the bottom of the river for some time(probably has more water during heavy rains I’d imagine) some places had a good amount of water. I’d like to do it again when there’s more rain!

Quick and accessible trail leading to a beautiful water fall.

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.

Nice hike and had an had an unusual event at the end. There was a guy proposing to his girlfriend She said YES!!

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

nice challenging hike to get to a beautiful destination

This was a lot of fun and was definitely rewarding at the end. It was a bit busier when we were there but overall great hike. Also remember good hiking shoes because it does get wet and slippery!

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

2 months ago

Pretty boring trail. Not worth the drive.

one of our favorites to revisit & see how much water is up there. we find it easiest to hike thru the water once you go up where the mud catcher is

2 months ago

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

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

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