Address: 3790 State Route 370, Yellow Springs, Ohio

Size: 792 acres

Arguably the best park in Western Ohio, John Bryan State Park is a 752 acre park that surrounds the Clifton Gorge, a narrow gorge cut by the Little Miami River. Part of the park is the Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve, which preserves the more narrow portion of the gorge. The park was named after John Bryan, who owned the land that surrounded the gorge and donated it in 1918 to become one of Ohio's first forest parks.

Photo by Jessica Baker


John Bryan State Park

North Rim Trail
2 miles, Easy
Trail Description: This trail runs across the north rim of the gorge. It stops at the Orton mermorial.

South Gorge Trail:
1.2 miles, Moderate
Trail Description:  This goes through the southern side of the gorge through the park

John L. Rich Trail
1.3 miles, Moderate
Trail Description: This trail goes through the Clifton Gorge Nature Preserve, it starts at the start of the preserve, goes through the gorge, ascends out of the gorge, and then goes to the mill