Explore the most popular views 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.

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

on Inman Trail

hiking
2 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.

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

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.

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

great place all year round!

Takes about 1.2 hours at fast pace to complete loop. Upper trail is dry and flat. Lower trail is rocky, muddy, and moderate. Good overall for a fast walk or trail run.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Nice trail with river views and nature center that has owls and hawks on display. Close to cute town of Yellow Springs and Youngs Dairy which is famous for their ice cream.

One of my favorites!

walking
Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Great short walk for people looking to get outside. It features several "sights" marked along the circle that kids and families would enjoy. The paths are wide enough for larger groups and dogs as well.

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

Beautiful views, lots of scenic water falls and river views. From the top of the gorge you can see and hear the river and wildlife. We did a 6.5 mile hike. Climbing out of the gorge was the most challenging. Well worth the beautiful views of Mother Nature at her best.

Easy hiking with nice scenery and water features.

This is the John Bryan State Park gorge trail that follows the Little Miami river. I do this trail every year. The trail descends stairs down into the gorge and is flanked by gorge walls on either side of the river. The last time that I was there the western bridge was out. If so, walk along the north side of the river to the western bridge and then up to the rim trail to return to your starting point. If you do this trail, make sure that you continue east for a half mile along the Clifton Gorge trail, too. Very picturesque.

mountain biking
Friday, February 10, 2017

This is a mountain bike trail that is divided into three sections by a fire road loop. Park in the little lot by the cabin and ride past the info board, past the gate, and up the fire road. In a minute or two you'll see the trailhead on the left. The course is flat and completely in the woods with a few creek crossings. Follow the trail as it crosses the fire road, it's well-marked. The challenge is that the trail winds between sets of trees so maneuverability is more important than fitness. The trail ends in a field across from the parking lot. This is where you bring people to teach them how to mountain bike.

for our area a great little hike, history and geography make you think about traveling in a stage coach might really have been an adventure back in the day, if there and you enjoy a hiking do this trail

muddy, but very nice trail

The trail itself is very moderate in regards to level of difficulty. However, being a first timer to the Clifton Gorge area, We found the trail system a bit confusing. Many of the trails would zig & zag often times without any transitional markings to inform the hiker of their whereabouts. Although, this shouldn't be a deterrent for anyone. The trails are nice, the scenery is beautiful and regardless of being confused at times. You won't be disappointed.

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

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

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