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

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.

Last updated: April 16, 2021