Caesar Creek Gorge Trail

MODERATE 37 reviews
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Caesar Creek Gorge Trail is a 1.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Waynesville, Ohio that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
187 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

rocky

After parking in the gorge, you'll cross the bridge and head south until you run into the markings for the Gorge Loop Trail. You'll gain some elevation right away on the steps and a little over a mile later, you'll end up back near that bridge. Head north towards the dam that creates Caesar's Creek Lake, climb it, and then head east on the gravel area adjacent to the road until you get to the Flat Fork area. Just past the restroom facilities, you'll head west toward the lake and enter the woods. You'll continue on this trail, passing multiple lake views and the spillway where you'll continue on until you reach a swinging bridge. The falls are just west of this area. On the trip back, you'll take a slightly different route to minimize any overlap, making this more like a loop than an out and back.

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1 month ago

Beautiful my kids love and i love it❤

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2 months ago

Hiked the trail with kids 9 & 12 they enjoyed including the concrete channel to the left of the dam outflow and across the top of the dam along the road over to the spillway that connected back to the gorge trails. The far west trail was posted "closed due to erosion" but still passable on 7/14. About 6 feet of trail is eroded into the creek but stable to walk on if you are careful. 2 mile total this route.

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2 months ago

Signs say closed but you can make it all the way around with no issues. Just a few slippery spots on one of the downhills. And a few nice shallow easy entry spots for the puppy to swim in the creek

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2 months ago

It was a good trail but you are not able to complete the loop because it's close at one point due to erosion.

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3 months ago

Beautiful trail. So worth it.

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5 months ago

Great for a short hike especially if you have kids.

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