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#3 of 86 state parks in Ohio

Best trails in John Bryan State Park

896 Reviews
Looking for a great trail in John Bryan State Park, Ohio? AllTrails has 7 great hiking trails, trail running trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 4 easy trails in John Bryan State Park ranging from 1.1 to 5.2 miles and from 990 to 1,049 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

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.

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Map of trails in John Bryan State Park
Park information
Acreage:
752 acres
Park hours
Monday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sunday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Contact
937-767-1274
Helpful links
Top trails (7)
#1 - Pittsburg-Cincinnati Stage Coach and South Gorge Loop
John Bryan State Park
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Length: 4.4 mi • Est. 1 h 57 m
This 268-acre preserve protects one of the most spectacular dolomite and limestone gorges in the state. Registered as a National Natural Landmark in 1968, Clifton Gorge encompasses a 2-mile stretch ofShow more
#2 - Pittsburg-Cincinnati Stage Coach and South Gorge Trail Loop
John Bryan State Park
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 1 h 21 m
Note: As of January 2020, the foot bridges for the loop back are closed so it is an out and back for now. However, when you get to the second bridge to cross the river you can peel of in two others. Show more
#3 - John L. Rich and North Rim Trail Loop
John Bryan State Park
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 9 m
John L. Rich and North Rim Trail Loop is a 2.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Yellow Springs, Ohio that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily usShow more
#4 - John L. Rich Trail
John Bryan State Park
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Length: 5.2 mi • Est. 2 h 16 m
John L. Rich Trail is a 5.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Clifton, Ohio that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walShow more
#5 - Orton Memorial Monument
John Bryan State Park
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 58 m
Orton Memorial Monument is a 2.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Yellow Springs, Ohio that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking,Show more
#6 - Orton Memorial Trail
John Bryan State Park
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Length: 5.1 mi • Est. 2 h 11 m
NOTE: As of April 2020, part of the trail may be closed due to bridge.Show more
#7 - Arboretum Trail
John Bryan State Park
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Length: 1.1 mi • Est. 28 m
Arboretum Trail is a 1.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Yellow Springs, Ohio that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for Show more