Clifty Falls State Park boasts an impressive array of landscapes from beautiful, plunging waterfalls to glistening, deep, bridal-veil mists heralding over the mountain tips. Visiting this extraordinary park during its most appealing periods through Winter and Spring will shower you with spectacular, natural scenery that will take your breath away.
This lovely park can be easily accessed from State Roads 56 and 62, offering a fabulous detour for a tourist or locals looking to do some hiking on their holidays.
The park was founded in 1920 as the demand for natural, scenic parks were issued by Federal, State, and Civic Parks Associations. They chose this piece of land for the four, beautiful waterfalls and the abandoned train tunnel. The 600-foot train track is not operational and visitors are unable to go through it, however, there is information about its history available for those who are interested.
The park has also grown in size to approximately 1,519 acres in total. It features 12 miles of hiking trails, a fully functioning campground, and a swimming pool. The trails make way for a great hike, although the trails themselves cross over quite a rugged landscape.
For visitors to this campground that aren't into roughing it, an inn called Clifty Inn offers rooms with gorgeous Ohio river views and is a great place to stay for the night. The hotel also has a restaurant and even has a conference center for their business clients. It is recommended you book the Clifty Inn in at least 6 months in advance as places fill quite quickly particularly through peak seasons.
Clifty Falls State Park is also home to some wild turkeys that frequent the park’s natural environment. Because of this, they ask that you keep your dog on-leash at all times. Dogs are permitted in the campground, but not in any residential buildings. Overall, this spot is a great retreat for visitors and residents of Clifty Falls.