Posted in Hiking, Park visit

Clifton Gorge in Spring

Bob and I visited Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve in early April. Since the foliage isn't out yet, visitors can get a clearer view of the Little Miami River than would be available in summer, plus the river is swollen from all of the spring showers. The bare branches that are extending over the falls in the above photo will block part of the view after the leaves have emerged. After observing the falls from above, we moved upstream and looked back at it. Then we started Read more ➜
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Clifton Gorge after the leaves have fallen

There are a number of places where the terrain itself is interesting, but during the summer the foliage may partially obstruct your view. One of those places is Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve. We visited there mid-November, but given our recent melt, it would look similar now. And here are some views of the Little Miami River downstream. They also show more of the river due to the lack of foliage. During our November visit we hiked to the eastern-most Read more ➜
Posted in Native American, Park review, Southwestern Ohio

Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve

Years ago I went canoeing on the Little Miami River; the river serenely wound its way between the wooded river banks. But at Clifton Gorge, the Little Miami River is something altogether different; it plunges over falls and rapids between narrow cliffs of dolomite and shale. The river and surrounding cliffs are the main attractions of Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve, a 268 acre preserve located adjacent to John Bryan State Park. The Little Miami River flows through both, with the nature preserve Read more ➜