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Brandywine Falls Trailhead Information

A roofed “Brandywine Falls” information kiosk stands along a paved path leading past picnic tables.
The trailhead, with its restrooms and picnic tables, is a short walk from the falls.

NPS / Arrye Rosser

Quick Facts

Accessible Sites, Audio Description, Benches/Seating, Bicycle - Rack, Information - Maps Available, Information Kiosk/Bulletin Board, Parking - Auto, Picnic Table, Recycling, Restroom, Restroom - Accessible, Toilet - Vault/Composting, Trailhead, Trash/Litter Receptacles, Wheelchair Accessible

Brandywine Falls parking lot is closed for construction until September 30, 2022. No access from Brandywine Road.


The power and beauty of waterfalls attracts us all. Here the 60-foot tall Brandywine Falls tumbles into the Brandywine Gorge. In the early 1800s the power of Brandywine Creek was harnessed to drive grist, saw, and woolen mills to support a thriving community. A century later, it was the beauty of the falls that attracted artists to build a progressive community here. Let Brandywine Falls speak to you, providing inspiration for art, rest, relaxation, and exploration.

A boardwalk will lead you to an upper, accessible viewing area for the falls. A lower viewing deck requires visitors to walk down approximately 80 steps.

Additional trails let you explore further. Several trails link together to create the Brandywine Gorge Loop. The loop is a mostly unpaved, 1.4-mile route that travels the deep, wooded ravine created by Brandywine Creek. The 1.5-mile, unpaved Stanford Trail heads down into the valley to a connector to the Towpath Trail. Visitors can also access Summit Metro Parks’ Bike & Hike Trail for miles of paved biking and hiking.

Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Last updated: May 10, 2022