Stebbins Gulch Guided Tour

Stebbins Gulch is the crown jewel of The Holden Arboretum’s extensive natural area, as well as one of the most unspoiled natural history preserves in northeast Ohio.

It is a deep ravine environment with its own micro-climate and multiple forest zones.   It displays one of the most complete sequences of exposed rocks in  northeast Ohio,  spanning 30 million years of marine sedimentation and five named geologic units.  A strong sense of isolation and remoteness is retained even though it is only 25 miles from downtown Cleveland.

I reserved this hike with the Holden Arboretum for our group.  The cost of the tour is $12, payable at the beginning of the event.

This is a moderate to difficult hike due to elevation changes, large boulders, and streams.  Please understand that we be hiking through streams and waterfalls and we will get wet, so dress accordingly.  The hike is limited to 20 people, so RSVP quickly.

Dogs

Due to the difficulty of this hike, dogs are not welcome.

 

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  • Mah'ni

    Absolutely Amazzzzing! The hike was my first and I'm hooked. The v group very welcoming! Thanks everyone...

    1 · June 21, 2014

  • Julie

    Amazing! Thanks so much for organizing, Robin.

    1 · June 21, 2014

  • Roger P

    A1+++ Would Hike Again!!!

    June 21, 2014

  • Roz A.

    Today's hike was a wonderful adventure!! It was great sharing it with all of you!

    2 · June 21, 2014

  • FK

    Sorry I have to cancel last minute.

    June 20, 2014

  • Alex

    My car is not in working order (deer...), so I have to cancel. Sorry for the late notice, but I kept hoping someone would respond to my carpool request.

    June 19, 2014

  • Thornn

    Something's come up and I will not be available untill too late to join in. Have a grand time everyone.

    June 17, 2014

  • Paul

    I assume Holden waives the admission cost when going on the Stebbins hike. Their adult admission increased this March from $6 to $10.

    June 17, 2014

  • Christine

    This sounds like an awesome tour. I already made other plans unfortunately. If a second group is going another date, that would be great!

    June 16, 2014

  • Dawn

    It doesn't say in the description. How many miles is this hike?

    June 14, 2014

  • Dawn

    Hi all. I just joined this meetup. My friend Monica (who is coming up from Florida next week) and I are Valerie's +2. I just saw comments about paying on PayPal.... is that something we need to do in advance? I thought we just paid when we got there. Let me know. Looking forward to meeting a new bunch of hikers and exploring a new park.

    June 14, 2014

  • Jan

    Can't go now because I have to work every Sat.

    June 13, 2014

  • Alex

    Hello. Does anyone happen to be driving out from Erie and want to carpool? I have gas money... :)

    June 13, 2014

  • Julie

    I tried to RSVP, but keep getting an error. Can you give me an email address to use for the PayPal payment?

    April 22, 2014

    • Julie

      Oops. Premature send there. Anyway, after that the link wouldn't take me back to PayPal and I didn't have the info needed to manually send payment.

      April 23, 2014

    • Julie

      I've never been. It looks beautiful. Thanks so much for organizing!

      1 · April 23, 2014

  • Mark L

    I have done this before and cannot recommend it enough. It really isn't an exercise hike so much as a nature walk through areas you could not really ever see on your own. Robin, don't you pay there the day of the hike? I recall paying at the desk at Holden with the hiking group I did this with.

    1 · April 23, 2014

    • Mark L

      Robin, I take it then if I go to RSVP I will be prompted to pay at that time via paypal or credit card or something?

      April 23, 2014

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