Pittsburg-Cincinnati Stage Coach and South Gorge Trail Loop

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Pittsburg-Cincinnati Stage Coach and South Gorge Trail Loop is a 3.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Yellow Springs, Ohio that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

3.1 miles
157 feet



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wild flowers


no dogs

This is one of the several trails in John Bryan State Park. It is located on the south side of the river, connecting to the Stage Coach trail (H on the park map) by footbridge and the lower portion of the park and to the John Rich trail (F) on the park map) also by footbridge.

7 months ago

Nice trail, I'm here at least once a month. Bottom next to the river has very little elevation gain, can get pretty muddy in spots. The top rim has a few ups and downs and a little 'rockier'. Great views, especially before the summer foilage is out. Get there early, this trail gets busy!

8 months ago

My teens I and had a fabulous day trip here! The river was overflowing and made for a really interesting hike!

Sunday, September 03, 2017

Trails were clearly marked and clean. There were a lot of little off the beaten path adventures.

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Beautiful scenery. Not a typical flat path. Have to do some walking/jumping over small streams of water. Made it a little more exciting.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Great hike. Rough terrain keeps your eyes on the trail instead of the beautiful scenery.

Sunday, September 04, 2016

Bridge was closed which prevented completion of the loop, but otherwise a really nice trail system.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Great trail for all levels. Had a great time.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Grew up right down the street from this. Gem of a park, that Glen Helen.

Monday, July 04, 2016

Google directions are accurate to site. At time of my hike the South Gorge trail portion of this hike was closed for repair (May 2016). Pittsburgh-Cincinnati Stagecoach Trail is open. From John Bryan this trail is a long level well maintained path along Little Miami River. Ends at footbridge across river to South Gorge trail AND the entrance to Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve which I highly recommend to see cliffs and waterfalls.

Sunday, July 03, 2016

Amazing trail, goes parallel to the little Miami scenic river on the way back if you start on the north rim trail

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

loved it walked 6 miles. lower gorge trail. actoss the bridge done the upper trail to next bridge. then walked back the orton trail

trail running
Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Nasty little trails, but fun. Not a good place when wet.

Friday, January 01, 2016

We completed a ~10 mi loop that included the Clifton Gorge trail. The area was covered in hoar frost as fog had settled into the gorge and froze on the trees. It was just beautiful. We took 6 boy scouts and the challenge of the trail was enough to keep them interested. The scenery was great. Check out the site of the painting "The Blue Hole!"

cross country skiing
Thursday, July 09, 2015

Was rainy but short and enjoyable

Saturday, June 27, 2015

First time visiting Yellow Springs. The trail was soggy from the rain but still in good condition. A little mud never hurt anyone. Family friendly and low skill level. We'll be back to explore more routes. Highly recommended for a short, easy hike.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

I always enjoy this little section of trail when hiking through the area - it's much more interesting than the same stretch on the north side of the river. When hiking from Glen Helen through John Bryan into Clifton Gorge and back, I always cross the bridge to take this section when heading east into Clifton Gorge.

Friday, June 21, 2013

John Bryan and Glen Helen parks are gorgeous, with trails for everyone, whether you are an avid hiker or just looking for a quiet, pretty stroll. I love this park and this trail because it had beautiful scenery and a nice, clean river along with fascinating rock formations. It also has miles of trails that loop and intertwine so you can make your hike as long or as short as you want. Definitely a must-see park for anyone in the area.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

This and the North Gorge Trail in the Nature Preserve, are just beautiful hikes. The terrain really varies, a couple nice waterfalls, lots of little outcrops to climb around on, and even a cave to explore. My daughter and I loved it!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

This made for a great day hike, beautiful views of the Little Miami here. The gorge section was by far my favorite, would like to go back to see it at higher water levels. Too bad it's illegal to kayak it :/

Sunday, May 13, 2012

One of my favorite short hikes. Lovely gorge (gorgeous, even).

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