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Great trail. Bridge across for loop is out at this time for repairs. I will soon return to check this out.

hiking
17 days ago

Very pretty with cool spots to stop along the way. Moderately crowded on a Sunday but wide enough trails that it didn’t get in the way!

19 days ago

Very pretty. The trail that is listed is hard to follow b cause there are so many splinter trails along the way.

Nice contrast in terrain from relatively flat along the river, to a rocky ascent to the rim which features moderate ups and downs. Entirely under hardwood canopy. Beautiful any season.

Great hike. Nice scenery.

25 days ago

Awesome scenery and challenging trails. I would mark 5 stars, but it is so poorly marked that trying to figure out which way to go is next to impossible.

I had to use the all trails app to find my way out

A few parts weren't marked well but we found it using this app

Gorgeous trails, foot traffic gets a little heavy around 10-10:30am.
Going early is always really nice.
Will walk this trail again and again, never gets old! Simply beautiful.

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.

All the reviews say poorly marked, but I would say they are simply not marked, at all. It was no big deal for us because we used this app and the GPS tracker to make sure we were headed down the correct trail, but we would’ve surely been lost without it. The trails were mostly beautiful, and we saw four different waterfalls on this hike. The trail on the far eastern side is kind of in a field and very overgrown, but aside from that we had no issues. I really enjoyed the little makeshift bridges and having to cross the stream on rocks, as a challenge. When you’re on the trail next to the Oak Triangle Trail (on the northwest side, next to the larger creek), keep a lookout for a little path that takes you to the water’s edge, as someone has taken the time to set up several impressive rock balances! A fun day, indeed.

Beautiful trail but it is poorly marked. It was a little grown over in parts. All in all it’s very good. Will come again and again.

We have been on this trail countless amounts of times. Our kids love it as much as we do!

great trail. great water.

This is a beautiful trail. Some flat surfaces and then lots of rocks and roots. Walking along the water and the deep gorge........very shade covered. We went on my husbands 77th birthday and took our 17yr old grandson. We all thought it was BEAUTIFUL!!!
Hiked this after visiting Clifton Mill. So amazing!!

Easy hiking with beautiful views and the sound of the water was all around. Very peaceful and not very crowded for a weekend.

hiking
2 months ago

A really good park. Our first time here and we thoroughly enjoyed it. We didnt walk the hole trail. It was a gorgeous day today after having temps with heat indexes over 100* and a lot of people were taking advantage of it. The foot bridge on the West side was closed. We would have liked to have been able to go that route but for our first time out, we have no complaints. The trails were well maintained and I made mention to my husband that I only saw 1 piece of trash during our whole trip. that makes for an enjoyable experience. Looking forward to another trip out that way to travel another trail !

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.

Beautiful area but poorly marked is an understatement!

very nice park, clear uncrowded trails!

hiking
3 months ago

Went yesterday, hadn't been there in years. Gorgeous views, caught some awesome wildlife sightings (huge fish and turtles, snakes, baby groundhog, butterflies). I'd forgotten how rocky parts of the path are, so definitely watch your footing. Wasn't busy at all when I got there (I was only the 2nd car in the lot) but picked up through the day. The only downside...the sign at the start about it being a high crime area is right on target. As I was leaving, someone else in the lot found himself the victim of a smash and grab. Don't leave anything of value in your car.

beautiful scenery but lots of people

Beautiful views! but lots of people on the trails

hiking
4 months ago

Easy hike. Some nice views of the river and the gorge. Probably quite nice in the fall. The park has little trail maps posted on wooden displays that are very unhelpful. LOTS of social trails in the area as well. It was a little bit muddy when I went. Definitely worth a stop though.

This place is absolutely beautiful and very well taken care of in my opinion. The trails were not hard to walk at all, and the terrain was not bad. There was a few climbs based on the trail, but was well worth it and gave a solid small workout without a lot of challenge. We walked to Pine Tree Forrest and it was absolutely beautiful. The forest area was not as popular as the other areas. Toward the entrance there was a lot of visitors but it everybody that we came into contact with was very friendly and respectful and always happy to offer advice on where to go and what to see. Like the others, I agree that the trails can be confusing due to very limited markings. You may notice a colored arrow here and there. MAKE SURE TO TAKE A MAP! There was a few places that we would have missed had we not had our maps. The spring and small waterfalls were beautiful. If this place had markers it would be perfect. Thats the only thing that I would change. If you keep your map with you and use common sense then you will be fine. I recommend you going earlier the day and take your time. We paid $5 for parking and we was happy to pay to see that it went to the reserve. Afterwards we walked through the small college town and I everybody was very friendly. It has a hipster- new age religion, dark arts kinda town. People were still courteous, just like everywhere else we had gone. In the town of Yellow Spring there are dark art book stores and tarot readings, art, a few coffee shops, that kinda thing so we didn't hang around the town, instead we checked out nearby areas and was happy with that. But nonetheless, it was a fun visit to the whole general area. The park is an A+++ Park, the staff was amazing and it was super clean.

on Inman Trail

hiking
4 months ago

Dog friendly (leashed) with river, waterfalls and wildflowers. Spotted a red headed woodpecker searching for insects on a tree trunk!

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!

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

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!

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

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.

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