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The Best Hiking in Yellow Springs

Looking for the best hiking in Yellow Springs? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Yellow Springs. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top hiking spots in and near Yellow Springs

  • Yellow Springs, Ohio

    Glen Helen and Pine Forest Loop

    3.13 mi / 282 ft gain
    Glen Helen and Pine Forest Loop is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Yellow Springs, Ohio.
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  • Yellow Springs, Ohio

    Hike the Glen Helen Nature Preserve Loop

    2.6 mi / 252 ft gain
    Glen Helen is located just next to downtown Yellow Springs, a small but well-known town popular for its eclectic and artistic community. This preserve was set to close permanently in 2020 due to lack of funding, but the former owner Antioch College sold the preserve to the Glen Helen Association ...
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  • Yellow Springs, Ohio

    Glen Helen Loop Trail

    2.77 mi / 367 ft gain
    Glen Helen Loop Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Yellow Springs, Ohio.
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  • Yellow Springs, Ohio

    Inman Trail

    1.24 mi / 148 ft gain
    Inman Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Yellow Springs, Ohio.
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  • Yellow Springs, Ohio

    Glen Helen Multi-Trail Loop

    3.86 mi / 348 ft gain
    Glen Helen Multi-Trail Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Yellow Springs, Ohio.
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  • Yellow Springs, Ohio

    Visit the Tecumseh Sunflower Field

    4.0
    If you're driving along US 68 towards Yellow Springs, Ohio in early September, you just may be lucky enough to come upon the Tecumseh Sunflower Field in full bloom!  You only have about two-three weeks where the flowers will be bright, happy and alive, so make plans to hit it in time.  There is f...
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  • Yellow Springs, Ohio

    Rock Climb at John Bryan SP

    If you are new to climbing, someone who really enjoys toprope climbing or if you live in west central Ohio and are looking to climb somewhere within a reasonable driving distance, John Bryan State Park is a great option. Equipment is not provided and all climbers are encouraged to use safe climbi...
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  • Yellow Springs, Ohio

    Pittsburg-Cincinnati Stage Coach and South Gorge Trail Loop

    2.84 mi / 108 ft gain
    Pittsburg-Cincinnati Stage Coach and South Gorge Trail Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Yellow Springs, Ohio.
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  • Yellow Springs, Ohio

    Hike the North Rim of the Little Miami River

    4.5
    2.7 mi / 250 ft gain
    Starting at the lower parking lot, follow the signs that direct you to the trails near the shelterhouse. Within 0.2 of a mile the trail forks; follow the left fork heading east along the Little Miami River. This is the Pittsburgh-Cincinnati Stagecoach Trail, which for 1.3 miles winds its way alon...
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  • Yellow Springs, Ohio

    Orton Memorial Monument

    2.21 mi / 138 ft gain
    Orton Memorial Monument is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Yellow Springs, Ohio.
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  • Yellow Springs, Ohio

    Pittsburg-Cincinnati Stage Coach and South Gorge Loop

    4.2 mi / 276 ft gain
    Pittsburg-Cincinnati Stage Coach and South Gorge Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Yellow Springs, Ohio.
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  • Yellow Springs, Ohio

    John L. Rich and North Rim Trail Loop

    2.63 mi / 115 ft gain
    John L. Rich and North Rim Trail Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Yellow Springs, Ohio.
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  • Yellow Springs, Ohio

    Hike Clifton Gorge

    4.0
    2.6 mi / 200 ft gain
    The entirety of this hike is within the Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve, a protected park with strict restrictions on off-trail travel with pets prohibited.Starting at the parking lot off of Jackson St, follow the trail northwest allow the narrows of Clifton Gorge. Here, the river has carved ...
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  • Yellow Springs, Ohio

    Orton Memorial Trail

    4.98 mi / 210 ft gain
    Orton Memorial Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Clifton, Ohio.
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  • Cedarville, Ohio

    Enclosure Trail

    1.42 mi / 128 ft gain
    Enclosure Trail and Pollock Works Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Cedarville, Ohio.
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  • Cedarville, Ohio

    Hike to Cedar Cliff Falls

    4.4
    2.6 mi / 250 ft gain
    Starting from the Indian Mound Reserve parking lot, follow the private drive back until the signs indicate to follow the trail through the woods to the right, about 1/4 mile. Make sure you stay right of the painted yellow line on the road, trespassers on the private land surrounding the park are ...
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