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Brandywine Falls Hike

Brandywine Falls is one of the highlights of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, housing the most impressive waterfall in the Lake Erie Watershed.

Where to meet

Meet at the Brandywine Falls Parking Lot right near the falls.

What to expect

We will hike the Brandywine Gorge Trail, a portion of the Stanford Trail, and pass by Averill Pond.  The difficulty of this trail is intermediate.  We'll probably be out for around and hour and a half.


Brandywine Falls Map

Dogs are welcome on this hike.

Group hiking ethic
Here are some of the basic safety protocols our group will practice while on the trail:

  • Since the pace a group is dictated by it's slowest member, we will take periodic rest stops, waiting until everyone's breathing has returned to normal before continuing on.
  • Group size will be limited to a manageable number. For a single leader, expect hikes to be limited to ~12 people. For hikes with multiple leaders present, this may increase (one leader will take "sweep", acting as the tail).
  • The head of the group should usually be within visual distance of the tail. If the group is too "strung out", leader will call for the head to wait so we can gather again. If another leader is acting as tail, we may allow a bit more "stretch" to the group.
  • We will stop and gather at all trail branchings and intersections, regardless of the number of leaders present.
  • We will not abandon you, or leave you behind.

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  • Patty S

    Great hike and view of the Falls on such a beautiful day. Great job Robin! Much more water than last time I was there.

    July 13, 2013

  • Matt L.

    This was a great time! I wish I could add more stars to my rating.

    July 13, 2013

  • Adam S.

    Another beautiful day. The falls were nice, as there was good water flow going on. Thanks for organizing this, Robin!

    July 13, 2013

  • Adam S.

    After speaking with Robin, I've updated the trailhead information. The parking lot we were planning on using will not be able to accommodate us, and so we'll use the larger one near the falls.

    July 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    bridge is out getting to Stafford House /cuva/index.htm

    You can park in visitor lot east of Boston Store and walk the towpath to Stanford House. I'm not sure if Riverview Rd is open or not. I'm coming from south of Akron.

    Please confirm where we're going to meet.

    July 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Im thinking we should verify that the trail will be open Sat after all the rain and flooding today.

    July 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Look forward to meeting everyone

    July 8, 2013

  • Holly J.

    my +1 is my dog

    July 7, 2013

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