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Hemlock Bridge Trail

Intermediate

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0.9 mile 1.4 kilometer point to point
89% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 3' 1 m
Descent: -259' -79 m
High: 985' 300 m
Low: 726' 221 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 23% (13°)

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Trail shared by Chris Davis

A nice out-and-back or connector to the Gorge Trail with a spur to the recently opened Whispering Cave.

Chris Davis

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Spring · Views

Description

Departing the trailhead near the State Park Lodge (which is in the process of being rebuilt), descend into the forest gradually. This trail is new and there are still quite a few roots to trip you up, so be cautious!

Soon after you pass underneath the pool deck, the woods deepen, and you'll come to a great overlook across Queer Creek. Continue your descent and in about another 0.1 miles, you'll begin to see the rock formations that make the region famous.

About a half mile in, you'll see a spur with signs for Whispering Cave (Whispering Cave Trail). Take this trail! It leads to one of the most beautiful recess caves in the area.

After returning from this diversion, continue down to the creek bed, looking up occasionally to take in the cliff line. Cross the bridge and connect to the Gorge Overlook Trail or turn around and head back the way you came. If you are like me, you might just take in Whispering Cave twice in the same day!

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#159

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Cliffs along Queer Creek
Jan 19, 2018 near Logan, OH

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