Hemlock Bridge and Whispering Cave

EASY 11 reviews
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Hemlock Bridge and Whispering Cave is a 1.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Benton, Ohio that features a cave. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking and nature trips.

DISTANCE
1.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
406 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

cave

forest

hiking
26 days ago

Went on 10/21/17. Ample parking at trail head. I would rate the trail as mildly difficult (there are not many flat areas to walk, a good portion of the trail is on a decline down to the cave and incline back up). It took us an hour to walk down to the cave and back up to the parking lot. Age ranges on the trail varied from young to older, also saw several dogs on the trail. It was very busy and some of the trail is very narrow making it a little more difficult to safely walk past other people. My 10 year old daughter needed some help with parts of the trail (on some of the steeper declines). The cave is very large and pretty, though not as impressive as others in the area. It does have a lot of large rocks to sit on to rest while looking at the views (but with so many people in the cave at once, it turned more into a people-watching event). There was a small waterfall but it had dried down to a few drips (there hasn't been much rain in the area lately).

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1 month ago

Overlook mostly overgrown. "Waterfall" at the cave was just a couple of drops, hardly an actual waterfall. Heavily trafficked, but ample parking. Cave is large and less crowded than Old Man's Cave but almost as impressive. As with the rest of the area, you will have ZERO cell service.

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