Explore the most popular birding trails near Yellow Springs with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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.

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
1 month 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
2 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
3 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.

on Inman Trail

hiking
3 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.

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.

Nice trail with plenty of postcard shots along the way.

great trails

fun quick trail that the kids loved. there are forks all over though that are not the loop so just pay attention

hiking
7 months ago

The scenery is great. It’s a pretty easy hike that takes you along the river. If you go after a good rain, a lot of small waterfalls reveal themselves.

hiking
9 months ago

Nice, easy hike. The lower part of the trail by the Little Miami was especially pretty and had great views of the gorge. Most of the fall leaves are gone, but it was still a beautiful walk. A little muddy in places, so wear your hiking boots.

hiking
9 months ago

Fairly easy trail, but excellent scenery especially with the fall colors starting to pop, a lot of trail runners and families with children

Easy little hike, awesome scenery especially with the fall colors and after a rain, you can do the South Gorge trail but 1 of the bridges is closed so it's not a loop, just take the Rim Trail instead to create the loop.

on Clifton Gorge Loop

hiking
10 months ago

Beautiful hike, it was so peaceful hiking along the stream. Definitely less traveled than Hocking hills.

10 months ago

One of my most favorites in the area. Good mix of terrain and beautiful scenery!

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

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