Stebbins Gulch is the crown jewel of The Holden Arboretum’s extensive natural areas, as well as one of the most unspoiled natural history preserves in northeast Ohio.
It is a deep ravine environment with its own microclimate 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.
This is a moderate to difficult hike due to elevation changes, large boulders, and streams. The fall colors should be gorgeous on this hike. Please understand that we will get our feet wet, so dress accordingly. This is an iconic, Cleveland hike that should not be missed. The hike is limited to 25 people, so RSVP quickly.
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