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They have cleared up the deadfall mentioned in the earlier reviews. The route was a bit harder than moderate, lots of steep hills. It was well marked and easy to follow for the most part. It is fall, the leaves are on the ground and slippery.

Took our Cub Scout den yesterday. Had a great time. Fall colors were perfect !

It’s a good hike. If you want to add to it, you can add 3 miles by adding Scott’s Gap.

on Yahoo Falls Trail

hiking
24 days ago

Fun trail! It has some really cool features: small caves, an arch and a waterfall. I’m going back in a couple of weeks to explore some of the off-shoot trails and see the fall colors.

on Siltstone Trail

hiking
25 days ago

Good trail to test your metal!

hiking
1 month ago

The trail is beautiful, just be prepared to work for it! Would do it again, maybe in the winter when you can get better views.

Loved this place, just went today definitely a good hike and picture taking place. Seen one snake other then that no problems other then saying wow a hundred times lol....

nice views casual hike

hiking
1 month ago

I hiked the full trail out and back today. It’s a beauty of a trail but it will make you work for it. This trail was clean and well marked. I started at Scotts Gap so I could rest at the welcome center a bit before heading back. I can’t wait to go back when the leaves have fallen. As others have said, take lots of water.

The many chest and waist high downed trees on the path made it hard to travel for me and my dog (who I keep on leash the whole time) to travel. It also appeared to have no recent T
travers because the amount of spiders and webs over the trail were excessive. I ended up turning around before the loop because a combination of the downed trees and spiders. spiders everywhere... in my hair, down my shirt, and between the lens of my glasses & my eye was when I gave up. Maybe I would try again in late fall/winter if the path was cleared.

hiking
2 months ago

Yahoo is definitely one of my favorite places. The trail is definitely a hike, but its perfect for Fall!

Did this a few years ago. Coming upon abandoned cabins and high bluffs along the Ohio is quite memorable.

Talk about a hidden gem. Hidden being the accurate word, gem being less so. This trail is easy to find, but not often sought as we seemed to be the only ones who had used it in a while. It was sometimes little more than a wildlife path with a few downed trees creating opportunities for creative navigation. Trust Dann, don’t start on this trail without a many branched tree limb in hand to banish spiderwebs from the path. Glad we did it, not sure it’ll be a repeat.

took this trail today. this is actually the red cedar trail and part of the valley overlook trail. there are many other trails that are not listed in this app. Google otter creek park trail map to find a map of all of them.

Tough 13 mile hike on hot summer day. Bring lots of water. Lots of elevation and a lot of roots on the trail.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice trail, the fall was really cool.. you don’t have to take the staircase down, if you keep walking the trail loops around and you can get down on the other side... good information, if you have a dog.

hiking
3 months ago

We did this today and the views and hike were great. Only downfall was the ticks!! We sprayed boots, pants and socks and just pulled 20 baby size ticks off of the wife.

3 months ago

It is a beautiful place. You can see the falls with a much shorter hike though. (I have done both hikes.) If you go to the main entrance for Yahoo Falls there is a small parking lot and bathrooms. From this point it is only about 1/2 mile to the falls. You can cross over at the top of the falls (just don't take the path that says it goes to the arch) and take a trail down to the bottom of the falls. Very pretty area. There are steps going up if you cross over at the base of the falls...they are real "thigh-burners"...or go back up the path you came down. Makes for a nice, cooler, shorter, kid friendly, hike.

hiking
3 months ago

Warning - it's closed on Monday and Tuesday

hiking
3 months ago

I enjoyed the hike in the first 3 mile section of the hike, closer to the welcome center. Beautiful trail. In the second 3 mile section you can tell horses have frequented the trail leaving divets. There are also many many dead trees and debris along the second section. Overall great workout. I wish at the end of the trail there would be picnic tables and a place to rest and eat before heading back another 6 miles to do the full round trip.

hiking
3 months ago

Hiked this trail back in June for my birthday. I took the metal steps down to where you can pick up the trail to hike along the creek or go on out to the Falls. I took the creek, it seemed less traveled and it gets tight and wet in spots. I actually got off the trail once for a bit but got back on with no problem(yes, a bit of an adrenaline rush). Went up to the Falls and cooled off, went on out to Yahoo Arch and out some of the old road Negro Creek Loop and then back but stayed on the trail that takes you across the top of the Falls. (This is part of a back country trail that hooks into the Sheltowee Trace Trail. You can also stay at Alum Ford Campground as well as the backcountry)

trail running
3 months ago

I’ve run this trail several times and would recommend it to anyone. The map above is misleading as it cuts off about have of the actual Otter Creek Trail. The whole loop comes out to around 8 miles. The terrain is mostly single-track, forested with occasional rocky areas. Easy enough to log some good mileage but hard enough to be interesting. I can usually run the entire loop in 80-90 minutes. Some turnoffs are easy to miss so it’s best to get a map at the entrance until you become more familiar with the park.

Trail Is closed

Very hot and some challenging ascents so bring plenty of water

hiking
4 months ago

Awesome trail with lots to see and do. Has a beautiful waterfall and caves to explore. We did the otc trail. Will definitely be coming back. They also have bald eagles.

We hiked this trail over the weekend. It was very beautiful, quiet and peaceful. A very beautiful place and we will be going back again

hiking
4 months ago

We hiked the upper rim trail to the falls (not much flow) and returned to the junction for the lower trail down many metal steps into the gorge. The lower trail was much more impressive. Trail signage was minimal and trails were often overgrown. We hiked about two miles.

hiking
4 months ago

Brutal trail in the heat. So much constant elevation. Has to be over 3000 feet. 2 of us went thru 5.5 liters of water and 2 16 ounce gatorades. Ran out of water for the last mile. I know the heat was a factor but I found this more challenging than the millennium at Bernheim.

This trai in some maintence several down logs that you either have to walk around or crawl over and the trail was narrow at times. Besides that is was mostly in the shade and on a hot day it was over all a very nice walk.

hiking
4 months ago

Spent the good portion of the day hiking this trail with my son after forgetting to pack any food. We had water covered though and finally made it. The reward for the hike was a massive feast at Shack in the Back BBQ.

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