Glen Helen Multi-Trail Loop is a 4.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Yellow Springs, Ohio that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Had a great hike. We got a little turned around. Had to back track a couple times when trekking back to the lot. The trails are NOT marked in any way and go off in every direction, so you really need to pay attention to your surroundings. It is $5 to park. There are many waterfalls and the river was up and there was rushing water over the rocks and the sound followed you everywhere. It was really nice. Heavy trafficked area near the beginning at the first two waterfalls and the first 2 miles. After that we found a back trail that was quiet and we were all alone. Loved the day. We ran across the Raptors Roost and saw many wild birds, owls (many species), bald eagles and turkey vultures just to name a few. All had been saved from the wild due to sickness or injury. We just stumbled upon it trekking around the unmarked trails. Great place to hike. We did 6 miles that day. Some of it due to back tracking to find the parking lot again. Pay attention. Worth going!!!
Decent trail but poorly marked. Great rock formations and a few nice small waterfalls. Very busy but it was a beautiful Sunday afternoon, once off the main trail the crowd decreased dramatically. Will probably not return for the trail but the town it's located in is a great place to visit.
Pretty good trails however there are quite a few trees down over the trails further back in the park. From the parking lot that is $5 to park you go to the right of the park office and down the stairs to get to the trails. There are lots of intersecting trails however none of them are marked. Make sure you have a map and refer to it often. This is also low mileage even combining many trails.
This was my first hike in 20+ years and it was great. I thought it would be a fairly easy walk and it was. I got a little nervous in the beginning, as there were quite a few sets of handmade stairs, but it was manageable. The beginning of the trail was quite crowded with young people, as it was a rare 60 degree February day. But the further we walked, the less people we saw until we were eventually pretty much by ourselves. I liked going off the main trails and exploring. We ended up in a bog and large field. Also went through the Raptor Center. The entire hike was enjoyable.
Note: it's $5 to park which I was not expecting. Also, the trails and paths aren't labeled so it was quite confusing to me. My friend could figure it out, thankfully so we never got lost. I'd go back for sure.
Trails aren't labeled so unless your gps is rocking and you want to stare at your phone the whole time, good luck. 5$ to park, wish that was listed before arrival. All in all, it was an ok trail for an afternoon walk.
I believe this is the same trail as the Clifton gorge, we loved it had a full day of hiking and enjoyed all the beauty. Definitely will be back again.
It's a gorgeous gorge!
Beautiful! I went in the evening there weren't a ton of people on the trail it was quiet and lovely! Lots to see :) could be marked better but easy enough to figure out
Awesome trails! I wish people would respect them more. Every single time I go I see people going off trail just to get a better picture, especially with the falls.
Glen Helen is one of my favorite places to go hiking, along with neighboring trails in John Bryan State Park. You will see some waterfalls, rock formations, a pine tree forest and creeks. My only complaint is that the trails are not marked. Take a map of the trails along with you if you don't hike these much.
nice trails, need better markings.