Clifton Gorge

Xenia, Ohio 45385

Clifton Gorge

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"Visitors have been hiking Clifton Gorge for two centuries. No wonder, as the Little Miami River ?ows in rapids and pools below sheer canyon walls.

Footpaths travel both below and above the gorge rim. Your trek will take you along the river, past giant boulders in rich woods. Bridge the Little Miami River, a national scenic river, and continue downstream in an amazing environment that is deservedly designated a National Natural Landmark. Cross back over the Little Miami near John Bryan State Park, eventually gaining the rim of the gorge, which o?ers a di?erent perspective on your return trip. Try to visit during o? times, as the state nature preserve can be crowded on fair-weather weekends."

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3-3.5 hours
Ohio Department of Natural Resources, 2045 Morse Rd., Building C-3, Columbus, OH 43229-6693; (614) 265-6453;
Local Contacts
Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve; USGS Clifton
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Jul 2018