Do not hike when wet and muddy.
The Cliff Dweller Trail is a challenging loop, following part of the Adventure Trail along Potato Run. Originally built as a hiking trail, the trail is now multi-use.
The trail begins at the Pioneer Shelter and crosses Potato Run Creek, which is usually dry. Follow along Potato Run and climb up, following along the steep-sided bank overlooking Potato Run Creek.
The Cliff Dweller Trail forks off to the left after a rugged climb, but local hikers typically tie Cliff Dweller into a hike up to the Ohio River Overlook Shelter (AKA Lloyd's Cabin), on The Adventure Hiking Trail Loop
for a great view of the Ohio River, before returning to the trail intersection.
The descent from the intersection crosses a number of rocky ravines before dropping through the cedars. Use caution on the descent, as the trail drops off sharply over a rocky outcropping, followed by a hard left turn. The trail then follows along a rocky creek bed, climbing and descending another rocky outcropping before returning to the Potato Run crossing. Follow the trail up the hill, back to Pioneer Cabin.