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hiking
13 days ago

Enjoyed this hike. Lots of beauty walking along the creek, waterfalls around and fun things to look at and enjoy. Not a hard hike - a bit of a climb at times but not bad.

great trail, better take a snack it's an all day trail.

Nice features, bridges, small cascades, but very close to neighborhoods it feels like you are walking in someone’s woods.
Overall a nice short hike to take the kids to.

Real nice trail, even in January. Great views and a good mix of inclines and creek cutbacks to make for a nice little hike. Road noise is definitely there, but it doesn't make or break it for me.

walking
15 days ago

Super easy, peaceful, and kind people everywhere. Can get very busy on nice days.

Really wonderful trail. Did it right after some major flooding in the area so the last 1.5 miles was in ankle deep mud but it was still a blast. Can’t wait to do it again without the mud.

great trail close to town. definitely moderate with some steep inclines, you'll need boots, we hiked on New Year's Day after heavy rain and the trail was muddy and slippery. great views of the Ohio River. too bad there is so much road noise from Gender Road. Lots are not well marked but the trail is!

hiking
22 days ago

I love this place. I can see more progress markers throughout all trails but still a peaceful and happy place.

Great little hike! Loved the stream about half way through. Was a nice spot to sit and relax.

We did the entire perimeter loop for 12.8 miles. There were really good stretches of this hike but the two sections where you have to walk on the road to get around the lake were kind of a bummer. Not at all strenuous, beyond just a longer distance. I enjoyed it but there are much better day hikes elsewhere and prob wouldn’t come back. Trail was well marked and maintained.

Again a beautiful walk on the Mountain. most of the trees have lost their leaves except for the oaks. The trails were moist to wet but very manageable. The views of the Ohio River were stunning as usual. Thanks for the trail maintenance!

This trail definitely more rugged than others in the park. The trail is still walkable though and offers some nice scenery with rock formations, creeks, and views of the Ohio River.

hiking
2 months ago

Very nice little hike on a day trip to Yellow Springs. The gentleman at the entrance was very friendly and gave us a map and showed us where to go. You can make it a quick one or take your time....there's plenty to see. The map definitely came in handy as the splinter trails make it a bit confusing to follow.

Had one of my best hiking experiences here. Yesterday was my first time there and I cannot wait to go back. So serene and the trails were definitely moderate which I enjoy. I only did 6 miles but it was great! I highly recommend this place for some great spiritual hiking.

mountain biking
2 months ago

Not bad...

Nice little trail, great for the pup. Not really moderate, more like an easy moderate.

trail running
3 months ago

Very scenic. The main loop is in good condition and mostly runnable with some very steep sections for a good workout. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Didn’t see another person even though I ran it on a Saturday morning in decent weather.

My son and I thoroughly enjoyed this hike. The trail was well maintained, and we enjoyed the scenery- lake, 2 waterfalls, limestone cliffs, a beautiful visitor’s center and the pioneer village. We encountered just a few hikers/runners, and most of the trail was away from road noise. The hills were moderate and the trail was easy to navigate. We decided we would like to do this loop again in the spring and enjoy the wild flowers.

Great trip. Easy, walkable trails. Museum and gift shop are fantastic. Very kid & dog friendly.

Always enjoy historical locales! If you’re in the area it’s a nice stopping off point maybe get some lunch enjoy it here! Serpent mound is very easy! Climb the tower it’s a right of passage for visiting the property! Mind that your children do not climb on the numerous mounds in the area! Remember to respect those that have been before us! There’s a small fee for entry! Pay it and do it!

This was our first hike; my wife and I did it with our daughter and daughter in law, and our little boy. We’re barely in bed for the night and are planning our NEXT visit! The scenery is sweet; it’s not even “fall leaves” season. I can’t even imagine the colors and the views when that happens. The only downside? Maybe a couple more benches/rest areas.

Neat and clean, well maintained.

on Inman Trail

3 months ago

Very nice

Perfect little loop, with surprisingly wonderful view from the top of a ridge near the stairs. Take the route starting with geology to avoid coming up the stairs. Connect this route with the Redwing Trail for a few extra miles, or continue along the Upland Trail that encircles the center of the park.

The trail is well managed and is as good as it gets for the area. Do yourself a favor and get there early to avoid the crowds since this is a heavily trafficked trail. Try it out in the fall when the leaves are changing.

The trail did not run beside the creak, about 10” from the trail there was a rusty old barb wired fence, and the waterfall at best was 2’! We would not do this trail again!

Great trail, amazing views, nice terrain with just enough technical challenge to make it fun for the whole family.

Absolutely fantastic scenery, was continuously surprised all the way around. At times you are right up next to the water, and other times in the thick of the woods. The eastern half felt more remote. Can link up this route with the George Loop trail to avoid some of the road travel. Very well maintained route - quite possibly the best day hike in Ohio.

Overall, great little trail. Went for a sunrise hike and it was beautiful, no one else on the trail. The ridge trail section of loop was my favorite; only downside was hearing cars. It’s not a sweeping view, but there’s a nice little nook looking over the river. Appears there are some nice side trails to explore next time.

Nice hike. I stretched it out to 15.9 with a couple of the side trails thrown in. Will definitely do it again possibly take the Buckeye Trail further north from the bridge to the north end of the lake and back. Lost my Fitbit in the last couple of miles before you get to the bridge on the west side if anyone comes across it:)

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