From Ohio History Central
Blackhand Gorge State Nature Preserve is located in Licking County, Ohio. Controlled by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Blackhand Gorge State Nature Preserve is one of Ohio's most popular natural history attractions.
Water, principally from the Licking River, slowly eroded away Black Hand Sandstone, creating the Blackhand Gorge. Sandstone is a very porous substance and much more susceptible to erosion than many other types of rocks. Cliffs, standing several hundred feet in height, exist on two sides of the gorge. A walking and bicycle path, the only bicycle path in one of Ohio's nature preserves, runs along the top of one of the cliffs.
In 1975, the State of Ohio formally established the Blackhand Gorge State Nature Preserve. The preserve consists of 956 acres of land.
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