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John Bryan is the most scenic state park in western Ohio. The 752-acre park contains a remarkable limestone gorge cut by the Little Miami River which is designated as a state and national scenic river A portion of the gorge itself is designated as a national natural landmark.

hiking
1 month ago

The scenery is great. It’s a pretty easy hike that takes you along the river. If you go after a good rain, a lot of small waterfalls reveal themselves.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice, easy hike. The lower part of the trail by the Little Miami was especially pretty and had great views of the gorge. Most of the fall leaves are gone, but it was still a beautiful walk. A little muddy in places, so wear your hiking boots.

hiking
3 months ago

Fairly easy trail, but excellent scenery especially with the fall colors starting to pop, a lot of trail runners and families with children

Easy little hike, awesome scenery especially with the fall colors and after a rain, you can do the South Gorge trail but 1 of the bridges is closed so it's not a loop, just take the Rim Trail instead to create the loop.

on Clifton Gorge Loop

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful hike, it was so peaceful hiking along the stream. Definitely less traveled than Hocking hills.

One of my most favorites in the area. Good mix of terrain and beautiful scenery!

Trails were clearly marked and clean. There were a lot of little off the beaten path adventures.

Great trail many runners. would be even better once leaves fall off the trees.

hiking
5 months ago

beautiful trails.

Takes about 1.2 hours at fast pace to complete loop. Upper trail is dry and flat. Lower trail is rocky, muddy, and moderate. Good overall for a fast walk or trail run.

One of my favorites!

hiking
8 months ago

Very beautiful hike but does get boring if you've been through it several times. Restrictive in that there are not too many options for variation in the hike. Definitely worth your time if you've never been!

Beautiful scenery. Not a typical flat path. Have to do some walking/jumping over small streams of water. Made it a little more exciting.

hiking
10 months ago

This is one of my favorite places for a day hike. Be sure to stop at all the overlooks and read the information posted. They give you the history of this beautiful place.
The top of the trail is improved for those who have difficulty getting around. But once you go down the stairs to the bottom it can get pretty rough.
Bring water and bug repellent. Lol.

Beautiful views, lots of scenic water falls and river views. From the top of the gorge you can see and hear the river and wildlife. We did a 6.5 mile hike. Climbing out of the gorge was the most challenging. Well worth the beautiful views of Mother Nature at her best.

Easy hiking with nice scenery and water features.

This is the John Bryan State Park gorge trail that follows the Little Miami river. I do this trail every year. The trail descends stairs down into the gorge and is flanked by gorge walls on either side of the river. The last time that I was there the western bridge was out. If so, walk along the north side of the river to the western bridge and then up to the rim trail to return to your starting point. If you do this trail, make sure that you continue east for a half mile along the Clifton Gorge trail, too. Very picturesque.

mountain biking
Friday, February 10, 2017

This is a mountain bike trail that is divided into three sections by a fire road loop. Park in the little lot by the cabin and ride past the info board, past the gate, and up the fire road. In a minute or two you'll see the trailhead on the left. The course is flat and completely in the woods with a few creek crossings. Follow the trail as it crosses the fire road, it's well-marked. The challenge is that the trail winds between sets of trees so maneuverability is more important than fitness. The trail ends in a field across from the parking lot. This is where you bring people to teach them how to mountain bike.

for our area a great little hike, history and geography make you think about traveling in a stage coach might really have been an adventure back in the day, if there and you enjoy a hiking do this trail

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