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Stanford Trail

Intermediate
 4.0 (12)

Hilly, unpaved trail with several very steep sections.


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1.5

Miles

2.4

KM

Point to Point

854' 260 m

High

670' 204 m

Low

300' 92 m

Up

117' 36 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

25%

Max Grade (14°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Spring

Description

This trail starts from the Stanford House parking lot, which is easily reached via the Towpath Trail. We recommend parking at Boston Store Visitor Center and going north on the Towpath until you reach the small connector trail.

You'll pass by a few back country campsites (operated by the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park) before entering into the woods. The greenery is lush and abundant. You'll come across a few steep, challenging climbs, a few bridge crossings, and some stairs. Eventually, this trail joins up with Brandywine Gorge at which point you can either continue on or turn back.

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Maggie Olson

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Photos

Highlights of a hike along the Brandywine Falls Loop, via the Stanford Trail. Plus footage of Brandywine Gorge.
Jan 23, 2018 near Boston…, OH
Trees above the Brandywine Falls!
Oct 8, 2017 near Boston…, OH
Brandywine Falls in October
Oct 28, 2019 near Boston…, OH
Cuyahoga Valley: Wooden Elevated Path.
May 25, 2016 near Boston…, OH
End of Stanford Trail and beginning of Brandywine Gorge Trail.
Sep 21, 2020 near Boston…, OH
Trailhead for the Stanford Trail.
Sep 21, 2020 near Peninsula, OH

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Aug 14, 2022
Mangalraj Gopinathan
2mi — 16h 00m
Jul 9, 2022
George Coghill
Jul 2, 2022
Stephanie Cairney
Went from Visitors Center to Stanford Trail to Brandywine Falls and back which added distance. 5mi — 1h 30m
Jun 18, 2022
Mike Yee
Jun 11, 2022
Faith Ramessar
May 12, 2021
Jordan Vallerga
Apr 19, 2021
Sarah Burkett
4mi
Mar 13, 2021
Erica Hartmann
5.7mi