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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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May 7, 2020
Jonny Bolas
Apr 7, 2020
Robert Rodella
Nov 29, 2019
Kristina Gannotta
Cold weather, nice easy hike for us and Parker
Oct 26, 2019
Melissa Moyer
Saw the bat cave, steps, overlook and ledges today with the dogs. Was superb fun even tho it was drizzling the entire time. Fall leaves made it pretty
Sep 17, 2019
Anita Peebles
Went in college
Sep 2, 2019
Zhong Miao
Jul 31, 2019
Morgan Sundberg
Jul 3, 2019
Lauren Barella

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