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Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve

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2331 State Route 343, Yellow Springs, OH 45387-8808
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Relaxing walk

We spent about an hour walking the trails. Although we could have spent longer. There are many... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Klynn47
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Wheeling, West Virginia
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Clifton Gorge is a small but enjoyable park East of Dayton bordering the small hamlet of Clifton... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gabe10101
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Lexington, Kentucky
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“the river” (22 reviews)
“clifton gorge” (39 reviews)
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2331 State Route 343, Yellow Springs, OH 45387-8808
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"the river"
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"clifton gorge"
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"john bryan state park"
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"great hike"
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"beautiful place"
in 9 reviews
"state nature preserve"
in 5 reviews
"rushing water"
in 3 reviews
"wear good shoes"
in 3 reviews
"watch your step"
in 3 reviews
"get away"
in 4 reviews
"day hike"
in 6 reviews
"blue hole"
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"no pets allowed"
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"family hike"
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"off rt"
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"half mile"
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"lovely area"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent about an hour walking the trails. Although we could have spent longer. There are many places to stop and look at the gorge. There are two parking lot which the gorge is en easy walk from either. If your at the parking main...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Clifton Gorge is a small but enjoyable park East of Dayton bordering the small hamlet of Clifton. This "Preserve" is small compared to State Parks but still contains about 4 miles of hiking trails that follow the gorge. The Preserve adjoins John Bryan State Park...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great moderate hikes that have spectacular views of the gorge. This is a great place for the family to visit along with serious hikers.

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Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

We love to come here to hike with our 9 year old granddaughter. We entered through the John Bryan state park this time and hiked from the east parking lot & picnic area along the top of the Gorge then went down into the gorge...More

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Reviewed December 26, 2017

Great area to hike in the fall. We love to go and hike on the trail and climb around. Not a lot of traffic during the week which is good.

Thank Kellie G
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Reviewed November 22, 2017

Our daughter went to nearby Cedarville College, so we came here on visits for a great nature walk. Breathtaking walk among hemlock, yew, arborvitae, and trillium in the spring along the river in the gorge cut by the Little Miami River. If you're energetic, you...More

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Reviewed October 25, 2017

The gorge itself is spectacular but don't stop there. Following the path around the overviews there is a long walk through the woods that is just beautiful

Thank Christine N
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Reviewed October 22, 2017 via mobile

A very beautiful place to hike and spend time together with family. Take your camera and a water bottle.

Thank IndyMom21
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Reviewed September 30, 2017 via mobile

When I lived in the Cincinnati area, this was a place I could come to and get away from the rat race for a few hours. Coming now as a visitor and hiking the trails brings back great memories. The overlooks are spectacular & the...More

Thank Hal N
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Reviewed September 24, 2017

Clifton Gorge is a great place for hikers. Recently hiked through the area again to John Bryan SP and had a great time. The gorge trail takes you along a river for a while (little Miami river I believe), so there are some nice picture...More

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wherewegoin
April 22, 2016|
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Response from kjb0788 |
No, they are not allowed on the Clifton trails. This park is connected to John Bryan state park and their trails do have pet friendly trails
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Andy G
July 29, 2015|
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Response from lisa s | Reviewed this property |
I mostly hiked along Little Miami River - started out at Lower Picnic Area of John Bryan (which leads to Clifton Gorge) and turned left onto Pittsburgh-Cincinnati Stage Coach which is 1.3 miles, but connects to other marked... More
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