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Fantastic geologic features combined with a scenic hike to create one of the park's most popular attractions. For visitors looking the escape from the bustle of the Cleveland area, this spot is the perfect getaway. The real star of the area is the Sharon Conglomerate, a rock group that is known for its tendency to leave alcoves, crevices, and caves. Millions of years old, the shapes and forms of the Sharon Conglomerate captivate the imaginations of visitors both young and old. While you're visiting the area, be sure to work your way up a rock staircase to a spectacular overlook. Use caution, as you'll be perched on a large cliff ledge!

Once you've enjoyed your time at the top of the cliffs, enjoy coming back down to take in petroglyphs left behind from a bygone era.

Short Walk: This area is accessed by a short-medium length hike, though the route is rocky and can be strenuous.

Family Friendly: Kids will love clambering over the rocky areas, and will also enjoy imagining life in the area when the petroglyphs were originally drawn.

Gem Type: Geologic Feature

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Mikhaila Redovian

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Jun 1, 2021
Mildred Fritz
May 20, 2021
Tom Herr
Fun formation to explore around. Would miss a lot if you stay on the trail.
Apr 6, 2021
Stephanie Shams
Fun hike. Easy trails.
Feb 14, 2021
Private User
Oct 17, 2020
Matt M
Aug 1, 2020
Connor Huntington
Not too crowded today, probably because of the light rain for part of the afternoon. Very pretty hike, definitely will be coming back to this one.
Jul 28, 2020
Megan McKinney
Jul 28, 2020
Daniel McCloskey

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