Hike into Hell Hollow

Ohio Hell Hollow Parking Lot

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Winding along Paine Creek, Hell Hollow Wilderness Area is home to a massive stand of hemlock trees clinging to the sides of the steep cliffs. These Canadian visitors are reminders of Ohio's glacial past.

From the trailhead, follow the Beech Ridge Loop Trail to the stairs for a 1/4 mile to the stairs that descend down into Hell Hollow. The views back up the gorge of Paine Creek are beautiful, especially with the shale cliffside in view. 

The stairway down into the hollow proper is steep, so be prepared for a climb back out as its the only way in or out of the hollow. Once at the bottom, the trail winds on for about 1/4 mile more until it comes to an end at the banks of Paine Creek.

The Ohio Audubon Society has the area ranked as one of its Important Bird Areas due to the usage of the park as nesting habitat and migration grounds for birds.

Pack List

  • Hiking Shoes
  • Water Bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
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How to Get There

2 months ago

Hells Hollow Hike

Short Trail with a lot of steps down a scenic cliff side into a rushing rocky gulf.

2 months ago

Added by Dan Barr

A Buckeye with a backpack and a bad case of wanderlust

Activities:

Hiking

Skill Level:

Beginner

Season:

Year Round

Trail Type:

Out-and-Back

Distance:

1 Miles

Elev. Gain:

200 Feet

Rating:

Features:

Bathrooms
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
River
Scenic
Wildlife

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