8 Trails You Must Hike in Hocking Hills State Park

Hocking Hills State Park, Ohio, United States

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Abby Shepard

Hocking Hills offers some of the best outdoor recreation in all of Ohio, so don't miss these trails during your visit.

1. Old Man's Cave

This is the most popular trail in the park, and my absolute favorite. The cave is incredible, but the trail can get crowded during peak times, so plan accordingly. 

2. Lower Falls

Don't skip this short detour from Old Man's Cave. 

3. Upper Falls

Hit these falls on your way back from Old Man's Cave. 

4. Ash Cave

This massive cave will make you feel tiny in an instant. 

5. Rock House

Rock House is a unique cave-like formation carved into the side of a cliff. Climb into the house and take a look around. 

6. Cedar Falls


This short hike takes you to a stunning waterfalls that twists through eroded stone.

7. Cantwell Cliffs

I prefer the gorge trail, which takes you beneath the towering cliffs. 

8. Conkle's Hollow: Gorge and Rim Trail


Take the time to hike both the gorge and rim trails. Both are spectacular and completely different. While the gorge trail winds through the canyon-like gorge between the cliffs, the rim trail takes you along the very edge of the gorge. I would recommend trying to catch a sunset from the rim trail.

Wherever you go in Hocking Hills, you're in for some amazing sights!

Published: November 14, 2017

Abby ShepardStoryteller

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