Best Hiking Trails in John Bryan State Park
With plenty of hiking trails along the gorge to explore, John Bryan State Park cabins are the perfect base to get to know this state park.
Clifton Gorge Loop
An easy, quiet yet beautiful trail which takes you along the river through rich woodland. It offers great views overlooking Clifton Gorge – a state wonder created 10,000 years ago when ice sheets split the ground in two.
John L. Rich Trail
Walk along rugged cliffs on this 5.6 mile hike. Along the way you will pass caves, waterfalls, and rushing white-water in the gorge itself. Be aware that no dogs are allowed on the trail.
Pittsburgh-Cincinnati Stage Coach and South Gorge Trail Loop
Take a walk on a trail that once served the first settlers in this area. You'll have to navigate over a few small streams and keep an eye out for deer, varieties of ferns, and the spring wildflowers.
Orton Memorial Monument Trail
This is a multi-use looped trail that is just over two miles long. It's a great workout for your legs as there's an elevation gain of 121 feet. You're welcome to bring your dog as long as its leashed.
Best Family Activities in John Bryan State Park
Rock climbing with the whole family if a wonderful way to explore Clifton Gorge. Camping is a great way to get closer to nature, however John Bryan State Park cabins are perfect if you want to enjoy more comfortable lodgings within the park.
The rocky terrain of this state park makes it the perfect place to learn how to climb. All the gear will be given to you, and you will be trained by a professional rock climber. There are lessons for all skill levels.
It will be hard to entirely avoid this natural landmark while on vacation in John Bryan State Park, especially if you take any of the stunning hiking trails along its edge. The Little Miami River rushes through this 40 foot limestone gorge.
Families who want to experience a little more adrenalin on their vacation in John Bryan State Park can find it in the Mountain Biking Area. Pick up speed on the trails that pass along the gorge – all of which are well-maintained and perfect for beginners.
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