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I’ve done the trail a handful of times, but it’s getting too popular and disrespectful litter bugs are trashing this gorgeous Preserve! It angers me greatly how slothful people are. Last time I went was last week and there were dozens of folks there, it was a beautiful day to see the colors of the trees.,

Trails 2&3 are pretty well marked, fairly challenging for beginners with a couple of nice hills to get the old muscleS warmed up, however when we moved across the street to trail 1 it is not marked very well. As this was our first time really hiking and not just walking on pavement at a county park we found our selves walking in a circle with no clear path to get off this endless loop. We did and still had an wonderful day am looking forward to returning in the spring when the leaveS come back.

Great trail with stunning waterfalls, cliffs, and terrain. Nice ending in a local eatery in Yellow Springs. Great beers too. The AllTrails map follows the trails perfectly as some trails are overgrown. Made the trails easy to follow.

Beautiful trails but not marked at all, I definitely would've been lost without the all trails app. Ended up doing 5.3 miles with my pup since we got a bit turned around but it was a beautiful day and lovely scenery/waterfalls, will definitely be back :)

Surprisingly hard. I wasn’t expecting that from OH.

Enjoyed Beautiful Fall Hike
Nice trails and well maintained
Neat stone crops, waterfalls and forest setting
Hiked 3.4 miles w dog and enjoyed lunch sitting by the creek
Life is Good ;-)

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.

enjoyable, good scenery

For personal reasons this is my favorite hike. Lot of memories. It’s a great southern Indiana hike also.

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

great hike with beautiful view.

hiking
23 days ago

Really nice hike for central Indiana. Would certainly do again.

We had a great time but my son had some problems on all the rocks and steps. Plus, there are no trail markers.

Great trail!

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.

1 month ago

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.

Great trail, well marked!

Great hike, well marked and maintained. Make sure and take water if it’s warm out, you’ll need it. It is a good work out that rewards with great views.

Very beautiful trails with fall lookouts
Parking $5 if you park at Corry street and absolutely no trail markers
Will be lost if trying to be Adventurous
AllTrails should help to stay on trail

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.

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.

hiking
1 month ago

A lot to be loved about this trail. Lots of hills and beautiful scenery. The trail is wide enough and clearly marked--at ALL places so basically impossible to get lost. I gave it 4 stars because of the mud. It hasn't rained in 2 days so I assumwd it would be fine. But there is about a 1 mile section on the Yellow/Orange trail that was pure mud. Like being on a slippery, ice skating rink of mud. I don't really care that it coated my Hiking shoes, but there were moments when it was so difficult to not slip and fall down. So if you hike this trail, I think you will have a great time but prepare for mud if it has rained within the past few days.

This area I beautiful but there are zero trail markers. The paper map is useless so make sure you have the All Trails app which helps a little. Our intention was to walk a couple of hours but got frustrated after trying to find the start of longer trails.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail. Along the creek can get muddy, but there are some bypass trails. All all the trails are well marked. West of the dam is a lot of up and down and steep hills.
If you start at the Nature Center, they have drinking water to fill up your water bottles.

hiking
1 month ago

I really enjoyed my walk through this park. It was well worth the $5 entry fee. It sports a beautiful reservoir for fishing and has a nice campground for those that choose to stay a day or two.

I came on a late September afternoon. Low 70’s, sunny, and a gentle breeze-perfect for a quick hike. Wish I could have gone all the way around but only had the time and inclination to walk 4 miles or so.

My only complaints are that the trail was a bit tight in a few places and the road noise from county roads was a bit distracting. I was surprised to find no other hikers or bikers. I only met a whitetail deer, squirrels, Canada geese, and of course, crows.

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:)

Great trail. Bridge across for loop is out at this time for repairs. I will soon return to check this out.

This is a long hike (13.4 miles for me) with some short uphill sections. The trial has lots of tree roots so watch your steps.

I was there on a very warm Saturday in mid-September and there were NO bugs the entire 13 miles! This was HUGE plus!

The South part of the lake is much prettier than the north-east side.

There are no functioning drinking fountains at the restrooms so I had to drink from the sinks. That was a negative.

road biking
2 months ago

We frequent this trail, the southern portion is fairly crowded but northern part especially from Morrow to Yellow Springs is relaxed and serene.

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