Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve, Yellow Springs

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Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve, in Greene County, Ohio, is located three miles east of Yellow Springs, Ohio and immediately southwest of Clifton, Ohio. The Preserve constitutes 268 acres of gorges along two miles of the Little Miami River.
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  • This waterfall is similar to the ones experiencing at Hilo HI near the world's most active Volcano and also to the 120 feet drop at Spokane WA on Spokane River. The one in Spokane WA is used for... 
    This waterfall is similar to the ones experiencing at Hilo HI near the world's most active Volcano and also to the 120 feet drop at Spokane WA on Spokane River. The one in Spokane WA is used for...  more »
  • My wife and I spent a wonderful time hiking the trails. We met Drew who was removing invasive Japanese Stilt Grass. We walked the Narrows trail to the Village of Clifton and enjoyed lunch at the... 
    My wife and I spent a wonderful time hiking the trails. We met Drew who was removing invasive Japanese Stilt Grass. We walked the Narrows trail to the Village of Clifton and enjoyed lunch at the...  more »
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  • Great place to hike with a lot of interesting geology and history. The trails are well maintained, and relative easy. Parking can be a challenge near Clifton. I find it easier to park at John Bryan State Park and hike through (the trails connect), but ymmv depending on how long and how difficult you want your hike to be. No pets allowed here. There are restrooms at the Nature Center.
  • Free parking with 30 spaces? Deep gorge with a swift stream coursing over the rocks. Outlook points peeking over the gorge offer great views. There are placards on overlook decks describing bits of history. Multiple trail choices. Well maintained with sturdy railings and steps. There was even a waterfall with huge icicles! Very nice way to spend an afternoon.

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