Stebbins Gulch Guided Tour

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.

 Stop 11: Largest waterfallStop 10: Towering cliffsStop 14: Box canyonStop 9: Lower falls

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.

I look forward to see you then.

Kip

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  • Linda

    Thank you, Kip, for arranging a spectacular hike on a gorgeous fall day.

    October 14, 2012

  • Patty S

    Really enjoyed the hike and the diversity of the landscape and scenery. Good company, too. A nice challenge and it was such a beautiful day. Great find, Kip. Is Little Mountain next?

    October 13, 2012

  • Karen (.

    Just loved it! I can't believe we hiked across the waterfall and up the stone staircase.
    Thanks Kip for the great adventure.

    October 13, 2012

  • VICTORIA L

    Great hike, thanks Kip. Looking forward to the little mountain....

    October 13, 2012

  • Donald G. R.

    Great sights...great hike....much better than just walking the trails .

    October 13, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great!

    October 13, 2012

  • Cindy

    Excellent hike ..kip great job !

    October 13, 2012

  • Nancy Rogers P.

    I am leaving now from Kent..my navigator on my phone tells me it takes 1 hr. and 13 minutes! I may be late..what should I do?

    October 13, 2012

  • Mark L

    Re: Cindy’s comments in her RSVP. Kip, obviously, would be better to answer this but because there is less than a day to this event I hate to not post a response and have a bunch of other people be confused before he sees your questions, possibly much latter if he is away from a computer all day. Kip organized an event just like this with Lake Metroparks 3 weekends ago and my observation was that Kip had made specific arrangement with the park that they set aside the guides and time to do the hike for our group. They were obviously expecting a meet-up group and took just us at the time we were signed up for and did not mix us with anyone outside our group. So if you call and they tell you the hike is full it is because it is full of the 25 people who sign up through this group. They are relying on Kip to tell them who are the 25 (so if you are in the 25 and do not intend to show remove yourself).

    October 12, 2012

    • Kip B.

      That is right Mark - thanks for responding so eloquently and informatively. People, PLEASE do not call the park directly, they have no control over this hike with the exception of guiding it

      October 12, 2012

  • Neil A.

    Tim I will the buy the ticket if you haven't made other arrangements

    October 11, 2012

  • Kevin L. S.

    Kip, it turns out I need to work at church, I hope this enough time to let someone else use my spot.

    October 10, 2012

  • VICTORIA L

    Is regular hiking boots ok for the hike?

    October 10, 2012

  • VICTORIA L

    Thanks, Kip.

    October 4, 2012

  • VICTORIA L

    Hi kip, I'm on the waiting list. Two of my friend would also like to come. Is there any chance to make maximum number to 30?

    October 4, 2012

    • Kip B.

      Hello Victoria, I believe you are now confirmed for the hike, but you are limited to ONE guest, not two, and your RSVP will have to include that guest. We need to keep spaces available for other current members of the group. As of right now, it is just you with no guest,

      October 4, 2012

  • Darlene K

    How long is the hike? How much time should I allow? (I'd love to do this, but have a commitment in the afternoon.)

    October 2, 2012

    • Kip B.

      Hi Darlene,

      October 2, 2012

    • Kip B.

      This is a three hour hike - not far, but long

      October 2, 2012

  • Neil A.

    This is a beautiful hike--especially at this time of year. Kips thanks for picking this one.

    October 2, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Are these 25 spots already reserved for us with Holden Arboretum?

    October 2, 2012

    • Kip B.

      You will have to sign up through meet up. It looks like there are still two spots available

      October 2, 2012

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