Sometimes it really nice to just get out and visit the local trails. Relax, clear your mind and enjoy the landscape. Greene county Ohio has three fantastic parks that are beautiful any time of the year. John Bryan State Park, Clifton Gorge and Glen Helen are all located around Yellow Springs and Clifton, Ohio.

Nature Landscapes

Larry Hensel

photographic artist and graphic designer

Larry Hensel, Hensel Graphics photographic artist and graphic designer • Xenia, OH

John Bryan State Park, Ohio
John Bryan State Park, Ohio
Cliffs along John Bryan State Park hiking trails.
Cliffs along John Bryan State Park hiking trails.
Riverbank at the bottom of John Bryan park trails.
Riverbank at the bottom of John Bryan park trails.
Expansion bridge at John Bryan park.
Expansion bridge at John Bryan park.
Early morning light beams coming through the forest at John Bryan park
Early morning light beams coming through the forest at John Bryan park
Wonderful relaxing walk along the trails at John Bryan park
Wonderful relaxing walk along the trails at John Bryan park
This moss was just so beautiful growing at the base of this tree.
This moss was just so beautiful growing at the base of this tree.
Some of natures spores have found the perfect spot to start their home.
Some of natures spores have found the perfect spot to start their home.
View at John Bryan Park
View at John Bryan Park
Roots and rock formations all along the trails at Clifton Gorge
Roots and rock formations all along the trails at Clifton Gorge
Clifton Gorge trail
Clifton Gorge trail
Clifton Gorge trail
Clifton Gorge trail
Cedarcliff Falls is a bit of a hidden treasure and was really beautiful with this blanket of snow.
Cedarcliff Falls is a bit of a hidden treasure and was really beautiful with this blanket of snow.
Stream leading from Cedarcliff Falls.
Stream leading from Cedarcliff Falls.
Cedarcliff Falls
Cedarcliff Falls
Looking down into Clifton Gorge.
Looking down into Clifton Gorge.
Cedarcliff Falls
Cedarcliff Falls
Cedarcliff Falls
Cedarcliff Falls
Cedarcliff Falls
Cedarcliff Falls
Downstream from Cedarcliff Falls
Downstream from Cedarcliff Falls
Downstream Cedarcliff Falls
Downstream Cedarcliff Falls
Glen Helen waterfalls.
Glen Helen waterfalls.
One of many interesting tree trunks along the stream in Glen Helen
One of many interesting tree trunks along the stream in Glen Helen
Rock formations around the falls create this unique stream.
Rock formations around the falls create this unique stream.
Prehistoric rock formations in Glen Helen
Prehistoric rock formations in Glen Helen
Rock formations in Glen Helen
Rock formations in Glen Helen
Glen Helen has this beautiful spring that is how the town of Yellow Springs got it's name.
Glen Helen has this beautiful spring that is how the town of Yellow Springs got it's name.
As you follow the path in Glen Helen and at the bottom of the gorge is the stream and a series of waterfalls and cliffs.
As you follow the path in Glen Helen and at the bottom of the gorge is the stream and a series of waterfalls and cliffs.
Another waterfalls further down stream.
Another waterfalls further down stream.
Glen Helen has really interesting tree trunks and root systems.
Glen Helen has really interesting tree trunks and root systems.
Another view of the waterfalls.
Another view of the waterfalls.
Clifton Gorge
Clifton Gorge
Clifton Gorge upper ridge trail
Clifton Gorge upper ridge trail
Clifton Gorge
Clifton Gorge
Clifton Gorge
Clifton Gorge
Natural tree formation along the Clifton Gorge trail.
Natural tree formation along the Clifton Gorge trail.
Clifton Gorge trail.
Clifton Gorge trail.
Clifton Gorge trail.
Clifton Gorge trail.
Clifton Gorge trail.
Clifton Gorge trail.
View of Clifton Gorge from upper ridge trail.
View of Clifton Gorge from upper ridge trail.
View of rocky cliffs along Clifton Gorge trail.
View of rocky cliffs along Clifton Gorge trail.