FORT HILL,
PAINT VALLEY

ROCKY FORK GORGE

From its museum and headquarters on the rim of Rocky Fork Gorge, The Arc of Appalachia Preserve System runs educational programs, rents out historic lodgings, and encourages land stewardship and preservation. Its scenic hiking trails are a popular destination:

The Rocky Fork Gorge is a 100 feet deep vertical walled limestone gorge, with a very clear river running through it, and it has phenomenal rock formations. Itís the second densest cave system in Ohio. And then there are all kinds of rock formations: big boulders midstream, tipping boulders that youíre walking underneath, so itís a labyrinth of rocks thatís really beautiful. But in the summer youíre getting tremendous bird life, animal life. For avid hikers thereís back country trails that also go out to other sections of the Rocky Fork Chasm Ė we actually have 14 miles altogether.

At Sulfur Creek, along the Gorge Trail, a stone arch frames a waterfall, beneath high cliffs.

Fort Hill, Paint Valley

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