Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve, Yellow Springs

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  • 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.  more »
  • 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 g...  more »
  • 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  more »
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  • One of the nicest nature hikes in the area. It changes throughout the seasons and never gets old. Adjacent to John Bryan State Park, you can make a day of it. Rocks, waterfalls, trees, and occasional wildlife, I've been going there for decades. Try to avoid the obviously busy times for a more serene experience.
  • I love hiking here. It's beautiful and close to the super quirky and fun town of Yellow Springs. This is one of three parks in the area that all follow along the gorge. I wish they would have one map for the whole system or at least not have North face a different direction based on which Park you're in!
  • This place was absolutely beautiful. We came here in the winter and it made things amazing. The waterfalls were frozen over but there was still water running down the ice. The main river was still flowing quickly.
  • I walked/explored this area and it was a pretty gorge. I think there needs to be more signs or railings because there are points during the walk, it is free drop down the gorge. Be careful!
  • A hidden gem!!! Great place to hike and if you want to camp vist John Bryan State Park also. It butts up right together.
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