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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.

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

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!

beautiful scenery but lots of people

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
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.

Great network of trails. Trails were unmarked making it difficult to stay on one loop for the entire hike. Still plenty to see no matter which trail you end up on. Negatives: Very crowded. Not enough parking.

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.

pretty good trail with little things all over to see! we went while it was flooded and the river/creek was pretty wild.

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

Nice trails.

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.

hiking
9 months ago

It was a great hike. Very peaceful. Despite there being a large crowd in the area for the street fair in Yellow Springs, I was alone on my hike the majority of the time.

this was a beautiful trail to walk! Just remember to bring cash for parking in the lot- there is a box there for collection.

Beautiful trail, very peaceful! Trails are not marked very well, but this trail app really helped!

This trail might be great if it was marked at all! NOTHING to indicate you are on the right trail. Awful.

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

Definitely my go-to trail but you can get lost if not familiar.

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