HIKING BRANDYWINE FALLS TRAIL Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Brecksville, Ohio

Hiking Team: Dave Miller, Rosie Miller

Date: September 20, 2023

We hiked most of this 1.4-mile loop trail around the falls gorge. The falls itself is 60 feet high with water flowing from Brandywine Creek, a major tributary of the Cuyahoga River. Due to the summerlong lack of rain, water flowed over only about 1/3 of the falls but as you can see by the photos, the falls is still beautiful and colorful. A boardwalk descended 80 steps for a close-up view of the falls. The ravine trail is thick with trees with an elevation change of 140 feet but was quite enjoyable listening to birds’ chirp and watching squirrels and chipmunks run about. After the hike we stopped at the Railroad Depot beside the canal lock at the village of Peninsula where the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad Train stops.

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