Stanford Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Summit County, Ohio. It is within Cuyahoga Valley National Park. It is 1.5 miles long and begins at 671 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is three miles with a total elevation gain of 562 feet. Near the trailhead there are restroom, parking, a water, parkings, and an information.
Stanford Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"The Stanford Trail is a relaxing and unchallenging stroll compared to the occasionally steep climbs of the Brandywine Gorge Trail. Both, however, offer memorable, picturesque views of rural Northeast Ohio. First, you’ll be guided toward the historic Stanford House before hiking your way back toward the breathtaking and powerful Brandywine Falls, perhaps Ohio’s most noteworthy waterfall. A scenic overlook at the end of the hike allows for idyllic nature photography."
--Joe Baur, Best Hikes Near Cleveland (Falcon Guides).
"Approaching Brandywine Falls from Stanford House on foot is one of the nicest experiences you can have in the Cuyahoga Valley. Take this 3.6-mile lollipop to the 67-foot cascade, a signature attraction of this national park. Return by paralleling a beautiful valley cut by Brandywine Creek. Stanford House makes a good base for exploring the park's 125 miles of trails, including the 20-mile Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath.Brandywine Falls is one of the most scenic spots in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. The trails begins and ends at Stanford House, an 1843 Greek Revival farmhouse, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This is a great home base for exploring the entire park, especially due to its proximity to the 20-mile multiple-use Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath. Parking, information, camping, and a picnic area are all available here."
--Mary Reed, Hiking Ohio (Falcon Guides).
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