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like most said. lots of sights. go to the fossil overflow and see stone fossils.

This place is an awesome hike. It gives you a variety of terrain and surroundings; from pines, to rick out-croppings, and a beautiful stream. Trail is well marked and easy to follow even with leaves down. There are two loops both with some elevation gain, but with switchbacks so they are not bad. Round trip both loops 4.75 miles. Will make this a regular one!

This was a great trail ... 5 hours and done

Awesome hike with a great loop around Brandywine falls and the gorge itself.

Many good views in the fall...

This is inaccurately labeled classified as moderate. The correct label should be "Easy". Also, it is described as moderately trafficked. That too is incorrect as for it is "heavily" trafficked.

the loop around the lake is paved and very wide. unfortunately the path is shared among walkers and bikers. along the path are benches, trash cans, and water fountains. in spite of the many trash cans, it is common to see plastic bags of dog waste littered on and next to the path. What is wrong with people!?!?! That path has many curves and gentle slopes. Also, there is a fishing platform, which, also can be found littered with empty bait and food packages. This, even though there is a trash receptacle on the platform. What is wrong with people?!?!? I walk the path a lot, and fortunately not all people are direct full with there garbage. I sometimes see an older woman there picking up other people's garbage. She told me that she lives nearby and picks it up placing it in the rightful place frequently. Also, while it doesn't affect the well maintained walking path, the duckweed on the small lake is widespread. Go and enjoy this nice smooth walkway but keep your head on a swivel to avoid the fast bikers. Oh, one more thing...why do they gabby women insist on walking 3 abreast and not converge to single file when they approach walkers moving toward them? My observation is the older slim women are very respectful. It's the middle aged fat gals that insist on you yielding to them.

trail running
11 days ago

A nice easy paved trail, but it can be very heavily trafficked at times with lots of people to avoid if you’re running. It’s open to bikes as well, though I rarely see them.

Great trail. Short and an easy loop, but the inclines are nice and the few rock ledges are great for taking a rest and looking over the gorge. I take pups there AFTER we’ve gone for relatively long hike to cool off.

nature trips
12 days ago

LOVE this park. I am a local and will say in my opinion this trail is moderately trafficked. They have re-done the park so there are not a lot of dirt paths anymore. But they did build stairs encouraging those who wish to go put their feet in the water or walk along the shallow limestone next to the stream.
The biggest rule to follow in order to keep this park semi-wild if no jumping off the falls. It feels like each yeah the police have to have surveillance cameras because the rules are being ignored.

Great trail with stunning waterfalls, cliffs, and terrain. Nice ending in a local eatery in Yellow Springs. Great beers too. The AllTrails map follows the trails perfectly as some trails are overgrown. Made the trails easy to follow.

Beautiful trails but not marked at all, I definitely would've been lost without the all trails app. Ended up doing 5.3 miles with my pup since we got a bit turned around but it was a beautiful day and lovely scenery/waterfalls, will definitely be back :)

Great hike for Ohio! Pretty, quiet and good elevation changes. Highly recommend it!

hiking
16 days ago

Very nice little hike on a day trip to Yellow Springs. The gentleman at the entrance was very friendly and gave us a map and showed us where to go. You can make it a quick one or take your time....there's plenty to see. The map definitely came in handy as the splinter trails make it a bit confusing to follow.

Clean, beautiful trail. Perfect in the fall.

Enjoyed Beautiful Fall Hike
Nice trails and well maintained
Neat stone crops, waterfalls and forest setting
Hiked 3.4 miles w dog and enjoyed lunch sitting by the creek
Life is Good ;-)

Great hike and good workout! 3 hours with a nice variety of trails and scenery!

hiking
17 days ago

Great scenic trail that consists of 2 waterfalls at opposite ends of the trail. Dirt surfaces with some rocks and roots of trees in path. A few descents can be taken down to the base of falls for some great photo ops. Not a lot of wildlife but saw some chipmunks and a variety of birds. Decent amount of overhead canopy but weather wasn't a factor except for being a bit muddy. Overall a great outing.

Great place to hike! Lots of changes along the way.

Had one of my best hiking experiences here. Yesterday was my first time there and I cannot wait to go back. So serene and the trails were definitely moderate which I enjoy. I only did 6 miles but it was great! I highly recommend this place for some great spiritual hiking.

I wouldn’t say this was the easiest trail as we took our toddlers and there were a lot of steep stairs but we managed. It is fairly busy but the views are amazing.

It was a beautiful trail. Took our toddlers. Was easy enough for them and they really enjoyed the waterfall.

Recommend going after some rain! Falls were impressive after 3 days of rain. Large parking area and bathrooms at trail head.

Well marked trail to two great waterfalls. We went after a heavy rain and they were flowing! Expect to get your shoes a bit wet if its been raining crossing the stream. Dog friendly and they loved it! Partially paved to Blue Hen falls which is only about .25 miles from parking.

hiking
22 days ago

Short walk to a really nice waterfall.

Of all of Cuyahoga Valley, this is one of my favorites ... the blue hen falls is a 5 minute walk from the parking lot and is not difficult ; to get to buttermilk is a more strenuous hike as its more of a natural path.

Quick and easy hike with great scenery.

trail running
24 days ago

Ran these trails today. Was raining but not so bad under the trees. Great single track trails. Well marked. Good rolling trails. Saw plenty of deer. Will go back for more runs.

Beautiful hike to explore. Great to hike in the fall! Watch your footing though lots of roots.

We parked at the Pioneer Village then hiked out and back. We followed a couple other small trails on the way back to extend the hike to 5.5 total miles. The waterfall is small but cool, the rock cliff is surprisingly fun, and the lake gives great views. The trail is very clean and amazingly marked with blazes and signs.

We had a great time but my son had some problems on all the rocks and steps. Plus, there are no trail markers.

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