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John L. Rich Trail

Intermediate
 4.5 (10)

This is a great trail with stunning views along the Clifton Gorge.


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Map Key

1.5

Miles

2.4

KM

Point to Point

988' 301 m

High

892' 272 m

Low

114' 35 m

Up

127' 39 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs No Dogs

Features River/Creek · Swimming · Views

The only restrictions currently are that they are working on regrowth in the area so they ask that you remain on the trail.

Description

The views are stunning down by the Clifton Gorge. There are small caves, white water, waterfalls, and a beautiful bridge! The lower portion of the trail has a few difficult areas for footing, but the upper trail is easy for most users. There are plenty of areas to stop for a view or photos, but the area is in a rebuilding phase and foot traffic is not allowed off of the trail. The trail also has some cliffs, but they are mostly blocked by handrails—kids are welcome but should be closely supervised.

The trail is best marked to travel above the gorge first and then return down by the gorge, otherwise some of the markings can be confusing. If returning on the high route, continue on the path closest to the gorge.

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Shared By:

Tyler Lyon

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  4.5 from 10 votes

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  4.5 from 10 votes
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#105

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Photos

Bridge at John Bryan State Park.
Mar 6, 2020 near Yellow…, OH
Overlooking gorge!
Nov 4, 2017 near Yellow…, OH
Bridge
Nov 4, 2017 near Yellow…, OH
Lower portion of waterfall
Nov 4, 2017 near Yellow…, OH
River
Nov 4, 2017 near Yellow…, OH

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Jan 19, 2021
Danny N
Great time and beautiful scenery walking along the river. 0.8mi
Dec 26, 2019
D Fink
completed
Nov 16, 2019
Brian Pugh
BSA Troop 103 Bushwhacker HIke 2019. Clifton Gorge, John Bryan Campground and back. 9.5mi — 4h 53m
Jun 1, 2019
Adam Underwood
Apr 19, 2019
Spencer Thomas
3mi
Jan 8, 2019
Maria Laret
1.5mi
Jul 8, 2018
Tess S
We ended up continuing beyond the Cinci-Pittsburgh gorge-level trail onto the Camp Trail and found ourselves in Glen Helen. Gorgeous area and so fun!
Jun 3, 2018
Zoe Newland