Glen Helen, Little Miami & Clifton Gorge

HARD 28 reviews

Glen Helen, Little Miami & Clifton Gorge is a 13.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Yellow Springs, Ohio that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
13.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,190 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

hiking
5 days ago

Horribly marked. Only ended up doing Glenn Helen because the trail that supposedly connected to the rest was overgrown and we couldn't tell where it was. Then tried to cut through to the other side of the loop to head back according the map and ended up on a road...? We had to climb over the guardrail to get to the other side of the river and continue. Very disappointing to hike overgrown trails with plants slapping you in the face and not knowing where you are. Also would have loved to do the whole thing to the gorge... Sad.

nature trips
1 month ago

We visited in July. There is a $5 parking fee but this park is beautiful and definitely worth it. There are many types of wildflowers and several waterfalls, springs and gorgeous creek views. The only downside is that none of the trails are marked. They give you a map but it is still difficult. All trails app is a must have here.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful area but poorly marked is an understatement!

4 months ago

Did an Easter hike with the family and was very impressed by the trails! The many mountainside waterfalls were beautiful and I would love to go back!

4 months ago

Took the three kids, ages 15, 10, and 9. They did great!

4 months ago

Great trail, not great marking. Follow the river from Clifton Gorge, through John Bryan and to Glenn Helen. You will exit onto a gravel road. Follow it and when you hit the Grinnell Mill B & B, turn right on the paved road (Grinnell) to the bridge. Go down to the right of the bridge and catch the trail as it follows the stream up into Glenn Helen.

hiking
5 months ago

Decent trail, however it's unfortunately not marked at all. Can be pretty rocky + steep at parts so I'd be careful bringing kids along.

hiking
11 months ago

great place all year round!

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