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Great trail and enjoyed even on a hot day ! Lots of shade on this trail.

Beautiful

Love this park is by far my favorite in Toledo area. Great wildlife very picturesque.

hiking
11 days ago

Great place to hike and the falls were spectacular.

Great hike. Can’t wait to do it again.

I hiked this trail because of its proximity to the ledges trail (which I highly recommend) and didnt do as much research as I normally would. Although the trail was beautiful and well maintained, I couldn't get over the crowds of people at the falls. Pushing my way through sweaty groups to get a photo of the falls left a bad taste in my mouth. I guess I was hoping the falls would be more of a reward for those willing to hike the 2 miles through the woods instead of a tourist attraction with a parking lot a few yards away.

Great peaceful hike through a wooded area leading to one of the area waterfalls. Great nature trail

Very cool waterfall; like a mini Niagara Falls. Has a pleasant trail through the forest next to the river. Great for beginners!

My GPS put me on the state highway with no sign of the path anywhere and no place to park. Actually the start of the path was just on the other side of a muddy creek by the highway... I just could not get there. The correct point of entry is the Independence Dam State Park. I parked by the dam and hiked about 2.5 miles through the park to the beginning of the toe path. The path itself is on a narrow strip of land between the muddy creek on one side and the river on the other. It is a level path through nature and makes for a good fitness hike. There are mile markers on wooden stakes every quarter mile on the toe path. The round trip from the parking place by the dam is 10 miles. It is possible to drive to the start of the toe path. From there it would be 5 miles to the bridge at the end and back.

Great hike, some ups and downs through woods. Several great views of waterfall. Definitely moderate.

Went in the end of April and it was freezing but the waterfall was amazing!

Good times, clean trails. Other than nature's presence no safety hazards. We'll be back!

Overall an easy and scenic hike - not too much challenge here, but beautiful scenery. It can get crowded, so visit on a weekday if possible!

hiking
2 months ago

This trail is beautiful and so peaceful. The river sounds and looks beautiful. There’s lots of people on this trail. The views are gorgeous. I would watch where you’re walking though because there are lots of rocks sticking out of the ground. I will definitely return.

hiking
2 months ago

The creek and waterfalls are beautiful. It was a great 1-hour walk and exploring time with the kids (8 and 10-years). There are lots of seashells on the shore for the kids to find. You can really see the different rock layers along the river, and there is a plaque describing how the layers wear differently to create the rock formations. There are also plaques explaining the history of the place, as it used to have a mill and hydroelectric plant. The only problem is some trash and graffiti.

I love this place! It’s my go to hike! No where better in my eyes

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful young forest and prairie with interesting historical signs along the Argonne Forest portion of the trail. I went with my dog in the early morning and no one else was on the trail. I was a little disappointed in the amount of trash that was littered in the small creek, took away from the beauty of it.

great for hiking, biking, and walking the dog. Beautiful

Love this place

Brandywine Gorge Trail to Brandywine Falls. Only wish there was a viewing area for Falls from the floor of the gorge, walls may be too steep unless you follow the creek up for a quarter mile or so.

walking
4 months ago

The reservoir rim path is around 1 1/2 miles, with the outer walkway offering around 2 miles. There is parking on the north side, off Precision way, which also services the Disc golf course. There is a parking lot to the south off Kibble road, which also serves the boat ramp to put fishing boats on the water.

Trail is beautiful and easy, stair cases and a beautiful view of the waterfall make this a treat to see. Easy for kids, so good as a family outing. Would see this again.

Can combine with the other out-back trail to make as much as 8 Miles. Be careful after heavy rains or snow melts...trail is pretty low and can have areas flood. Very well marked. Lot of wild life, deer are nearly tame. Clean bathrooms and lots of parking. Highly recommend

hiking
4 months ago

Very scenic! Was pretty greasy because of all the moisture so was fairly difficult throughout most of the hike! Will definitely revisit when it dries out!

hiking
4 months ago

This is a beautiful place.

My friend and I visited here on a cold and clear beautiful sunny March day, and had the place to ourselves. It was a very nice walk, not overly strenuous but there is something about coming upon man made structures left to rot in the middle of a forest that fascinates me every time. I give this hike five stars simply because of the interesting history at the end of the trail...and because there were no crowds!

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful trail and great side trails for dog walking!

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful!! Can get icy depending on the weather but a lot of fun!

It muddy n not marked very well

This trail was easy, has some stairs and elevation changes. We took the dog and he enjoyed it. The surroundings were all pretty and the waterfall was beautiful with all the ice in the winter.

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