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For safety and maintenance reasons, this park should be closed in the winter months. Tons of trees blocking the trail, leaves covering the trail making it very slippery, and not well marked. THIS TRAIL IS 7.2 MILES. The map on alltrails is not accurate in terms of where the trails lead. Several instances of having to walk through a river so be prepared to have your feet soaked.

This is one of favorite easy trails.

Very nice hike. Muddy today, but not too hard. The arch is worth the walk.

This is a beautiful trail following along a creek, super easy to do. It was a bit muddy at times, but it wasn't a big deal.

Great scenic hike with a ton of views to see and explore. The trail is easy and please take the second loop on the trail. You don’t want to miss the second waterfall along with a large shallow cave! You can walk inside the cave while being right behind the waterfall.

My wife and I completed this trail on a 35 degree (at most) day and for the first time on this trail, plenty of water was flowing over the falls. And, due to the cold temps, plenty of ice at the bottoms of the falls. This is one of my favorite hikes in terms of scenery, bluffs, cliffs, rock faces, and similar. Absolutely beautiful area. Overall, this is a easy to moderate trail with only a handful of sketchy areas for the really young or old. Exploring around and off the trail is what makes this trail so fascinating! See our photos here.

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.

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.

hiking
15 days ago

Fun trail that is not very hard. Has decent
Elevation for this area. Had rained so the trail was slick with wet rocks, roots and leaves.

The trail was super muddy but it was right along side the creek which is nice. The arch was somewhat underwhelming.

Good hike and the small creeks make for nice scenery even though they are mostly dry.

Beautiful easy hike. Was muddy but worth it

An easy but scenic hike. Some nice looking small creeks running along the parts of the path makes for some great nature pics.

First hike in awhile for the wife and me and this was the perfect trail for it. Nothing extreme but some elevation changes.

hiking
28 days ago

fairly easy hike, but beautiful just as the leaves are starting to fall. We happened to go on a day they had some fall festivities, so we caught one of the last guided tours about Rose Island. a really neat treat that allowed us to step into the past.

Visited on a Monday morning and only saw two others on the trail. We basically had the whole canyon to ourselves! Very beautiful!

hiking
1 month ago

I hiked this trail on a Saturday and it may have been better on a weekday. The trail was pleasant but it crossed roads several times, and only briefly did we ever get away from the sound of traffic. We did not get a peaceful, quiet trail experience in nature today. It's rated "rugged" but it was easy hiking. I would've rated the trail higher if it didn't have the traffic noise.

hiking
1 month ago

I did this as part of a larger circuit including Pinch-Em-Tight and a portion of Rough Trail. One of the most tranquil parts of the entire journey, I really loved this stretch of the hike. There is a point where there is a fork in the trail. Sign will lead you left but you can shave off some elevation if you go straight. It will take you right to the Whittleton Arch Trail.

Nice hike. Took the kids 9 year old, 5 yr old and 2 year old in a pack. Challenging for the kiddos a little toward the end but overall very good.

hiking
1 month ago

We enjoyed a family hike along trail 3 and on part of Rose Island. The paved trail down to Rose Island is steep, and like others have mentioned, I'd rather walk down than up. While you still have to make up for the downhill, it's a more enjoyable walk along the trail coming out than walking a road.

Great morning hike with the kids. Plus the playground at the end is an added bonus!

Another nice hike. Uphill coming out of the trail was a decent leg burner. My 4 year olds did well and 6 year old had no problem. Easy access from the campground where we stayed.

Relatively new to hiking and now working to expose my kids who are 6 and 4 to the activity, this trail starts off with a light warm up and then gradually gets a bit more challenging (specifically for my kids). The creek bed and water was a great break as we spent a lot of time resting and having fun. Nice trail.

Hiked trail 7 and 3 (around 3.5 miles) with five kids ages 5-10. Like others mentioned take the paved path down and do the trail counter clockwise. Nice hike through Rose Island, then on to the rest of trail 3 which gets pretty narrow with a drop off to one side, had to slow the pace to watch our youngest. Otherwise not too difficult.

Camping is no longer allowed on this trail. Beautiful hike!

hiking
1 month ago

Nice trail, but it is a bit easier to take the paved path down to Rose Island and the trail back as others have mentioned. Watch for some paw paw fruit on the trail back. They are sweet but have a slightly bitter finish.

My review is for those with mobility issues. My husband has left hemiparesis and is quite strong on the right side. This trail was wide and even enough for us to hike in about .5 miles before we ran into issues and needed to turn around. The trail became quite narrow for about a 5 foot stretch which meant he did not have a spot to place his foot or his hiking stick. The section we hiked was beautiful and worth the effort. We still enjoyed a nice stroll through the campground, which is where the trailhead is located.

Nice trail, beautiful scenery. Unfortunately, the waterfall was dried up on our visit. There is a single disperse campsite located to the right of the entrance.

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.

Totally loved these trails. My husband and I did these trails along with trail 2 which took us about 6 hrs to enjoy. Parts of these trail were a little rough. I didn't bring mine this hike, but a pair of trekking sticks or a staff would have been helpful. Areas of the trails got close to bluffs and would have just made me feel a little more secure on the trail.

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