Clear Fork Gorge State Nature Preserve
29 acres - Ashland County
- Steep gorge
- White pine and hemlock forest
- Mohican State Scenic River
.25 trail, bulletin board, signage and parking at Mohican Forest Fire Tower lot
Clear Fork Gorge is situated along the north bluff of the Clear Fork of the Mohican State Scenic River. The white pine-hemlock forest community here, although only 8 acres in extent, is one of the best remaining woodlands like this in the state. Huge native white pines and eastern hemlocks grow on the steep sides of the gorge wall.
In addition to rare nesting warblers, one of the most interesting species observed here is the round-leaved orchid.
Located in Ashland County, within Mohican State Forest, approximately .25 mile north of the fire tower off State Rte 97.