Pittsburg-Cincinnati Stage Coach and South Gorge Trail Loop

MODERATE 20 reviews
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Pittsburg-Cincinnati Stage Coach and South Gorge Trail Loop is a 3.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Yellow Springs, OH that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

3.1 miles 256 feet Loop

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This is one of the several trails in John Bryan State Park. It is located on the south side of the river, connecting to the Stage Coach trail (H on the park map) by footbridge and the lower portion of the park and to the John Rich trail (F) on the park map) also by footbridge.

hiking
15 days ago

1 month ago

Great hike. Rough terrain keeps your eyes on the trail instead of the beautiful scenery.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Bridge was closed which prevented completion of the loop, but otherwise a really nice trail system.

backpacking
3 months ago

Great trail for all levels. Had a great time.

3 months ago

Grew up right down the street from this. Gem of a park, that Glen Helen.

hiking
5 months ago

Google directions are accurate to site. At time of my hike the South Gorge trail portion of this hike was closed for repair (May 2016). Pittsburgh-Cincinnati Stagecoach Trail is open. From John Bryan this trail is a long level well maintained path along Little Miami River. Ends at footbridge across river to South Gorge trail AND the entrance to Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve which I highly recommend to see cliffs and waterfalls.

5 months ago

Amazing trail, goes parallel to the little Miami scenic river on the way back if you start on the north rim trail

5 months ago

loved it walked 6 miles. lower gorge trail. actoss the bridge done the upper trail to next bridge. then walked back the orton trail

trail running
6 months ago

Nasty little trails, but fun. Not a good place when wet.

7 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

We completed a ~10 mi loop that included the Clifton Gorge trail. The area was covered in hoar frost as fog had settled into the gorge and froze on the trees. It was just beautiful. We took 6 boy scouts and the challenge of the trail was enough to keep them interested. The scenery was great. Check out the site of the painting "The Blue Hole!"

cross country skiing
1 year ago

Was rainy but short and enjoyable

hiking
1 year ago

First time visiting Yellow Springs. The trail was soggy from the rain but still in good condition. A little mud never hurt anyone. Family friendly and low skill level. We'll be back to explore more routes. Highly recommended for a short, easy hike.

1 year ago

hiking
2 years ago

I always enjoy this little section of trail when hiking through the area - it's much more interesting than the same stretch on the north side of the river. When hiking from Glen Helen through John Bryan into Clifton Gorge and back, I always cross the bridge to take this section when heading east into Clifton Gorge.

hiking
3 years ago

John Bryan and Glen Helen parks are gorgeous, with trails for everyone, whether you are an avid hiker or just looking for a quiet, pretty stroll. I love this park and this trail because it had beautiful scenery and a nice, clean river along with fascinating rock formations. It also has miles of trails that loop and intertwine so you can make your hike as long or as short as you want. Definitely a must-see park for anyone in the area.

hiking
3 years ago

This and the North Gorge Trail in the Nature Preserve, are just beautiful hikes. The terrain really varies, a couple nice waterfalls, lots of little outcrops to climb around on, and even a cave to explore. My daughter and I loved it!

hiking
3 years ago

This made for a great day hike, beautiful views of the Little Miami here. The gorge section was by far my favorite, would like to go back to see it at higher water levels. Too bad it's illegal to kayak it :/

hiking
4 years ago

One of my favorite short hikes. Lovely gorge (gorgeous, even).