Distance: 6 or 10 miles
Hiking time: 3 to 6 hours
Description: This hike makes use of the Buckeye Trail and the white blazed Bypass Bridle Trail to create a loop hike. Two options offer either a 6 mile or 10 mile round trip. The hike starts on the Buckeye Trail where it crosses SR 664/374 near Old Man's Cave and follows the BT until it crosses SR 56. Here hikers switch to the Bridle Trail for the return trip.
This is a moderately hard hike down in the most beautiful gorge in Ohio. You will be walking under, over and around magnificent rock formations. You will see the twisted remains of the violent flooding destruction from 1997. All around, the stately hemlocks shelter you from the cold winds in winter and provide cool shade in the summer.