Glen Helen Nature Preserve

Glen Helen Nature Preserve, Yellow Springs: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, Glen Helen Nature Preserve Reviews: 4.5/5

Glen Helen Nature Preserve
4.5
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1000-acre nature preserve with 25 miles of trails. The "Yellow Spring" of which the town takes it's name can be found here.
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Johnnyrat1
Columbus, OH184 contributions
Home of the Raptors!
May 2021 • Business
Great place to introduce your kids to the raptors. We have headed to GHRC many times over the years and the kids have always enjoyed seeing the birds. I brought a few of the individuals I work with to the center a week ago. They thoroughly enjoyed themselves. As we were about to exit, one of the black vultures decided to catch some rays as we passed. I snapped a pic, and now it is the feature photo for the center. Win, win!
Written May 30, 2021
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Jubilee Jer
Springfield, OH1,705 contributions
Nice place to walk and see nature
Apr 2021 • Couples
We explored the trails at Glenn Helen and enjoyed our visit. We plan to come back and explore some of the trails we did not go on. There are several small waterfalls in along the trails. The main trail is only around a mile and a half to 2 miles and at is a fairly easy hike. There are several sets of rock steps along the trail that might be hard if you are older or have some disabilities. A lot to see here. One could spend several hours exploring if you see it all. If you cross the bridge above the big water fall know that if you continue on the trail across the bridge you will have to jump rocks to get back across the stream. If you don’t want to jump rocks you will have to come back to the bridge to cross and walk on the path back to the parking lot.
Written April 6, 2021
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Dave R
Lakewood, OH46 contributions
Fantastic nature preserve / woodland
Mar 2021 • Family
Lovely hiking trails that were good for us and the kids. Highly recommended. There are many trails to hike and a very handy QR code on the sign post at car park for trail map.
Written March 22, 2021
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Cmera4Fun
Ohio332 contributions
New trail markers!!
Jan 2021
I love hiking in Glen Helen. They have changed hands in the last year and the biggest plus is the addition of intersection #s on the trail. Download the new map and you will know exactly where you are.
Written January 23, 2021
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Gafilpoo
Bluffton, OH321 contributions
Nice flat walk in the woods
Nov 2020 • Couples
The Glen Helen Nature Preserve is just across the street from Yellow Springs downtown. Great trees and trails. Some of the trails can be closed for repair. Check ahead.
Written November 10, 2020
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Thomas R
75 contributions
1st Timers
Nov 2020 • Couples
This was the first time we visited Yellow Springs and after reading Trip Advisors reviews we decided to hike Glen Helen Preserve...We did the inside loop that was 1.6 miles but felt a lot longer due to the steep hills...It was a beautiful walk through the woods with pretty views of water streams and water falls...Just one word of caution before you start down the path... it is very steep and very hard to get back up...I would highly recommend this trail!!!
Written November 6, 2020
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jloug
Columbus230 contributions
Gorgeous area
Oct 2020 • Couples
There was such a wide variety of flora and terrain here. We loved the waterfall and swampy areas especially. The main trails are one-way only with masks required. Smart due to the large volume of people there.
Costs $ to park, but it's worth it to support the park.
Written October 11, 2020
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lisa renee
Grove City, OH59 contributions
Love the Yellow Spring
Oct 2020
This is a great place to hike - the Yellow Spring is absolutely beautifuI. I recommend using the public bathroom at the Yellow Springs Station on Railroad Street as the restrooms here are closed due to COVID-19. Parking here is $5.00. I stayed at the Arthur Morgan House Bed and Breakfast which is very close to here. I walked down the bike path after my hike so that I could explore the Womens' Park and Antioch College.
Written October 10, 2020
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wohdonkey
Newark, OH1,902 contributions
Heavenly Hike
Sep 2020 • Couples
This was our first time visiting Yellow Springs. We parked at the Quarry Street parking lot which was $5 to park. The Ecological Center as well as bathrooms were closed at the the time due to COVID. So you will need to go into town to use the bathroom (we just went to Young’s Dairy Farm). You are asked to wear your mask when passing others on the path and people were good about doing so. You can download a map once you get there. Signs are posted along the trail saying one way or two way so make sure you are going the correct direction. We didn’t have any issues getting around. We wore hiking boots which made it easy to hike the trails. We loved it and would love to go back again to hike more of Glen Helen. On this trip we got to see the The Grotto, The Old Dam Bridge, The Yellow Spring, Helen’s Stone, The Cascade’s, and Pompey’s Pillar. Would recommend for a fun day of hiking!
Written September 26, 2020
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Compass183234
Ada, OH71 contributions
So Much Fun
Mar 2020 • Family
This was such a fun thing to do/place to visit. The rocks, creeks, waterfalls, trails - such a great experience!
Written May 17, 2020
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