Distance

2 Miles

Activities

Photography, Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

Type

Out-and-Back

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Elyse Clark

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Forest
Waterfall

A popular hike through the gorge leading to waterfalls and a sandstone cave.

Take the Rim Trail in Hocking Hills State Park, which descends into the deep gorge and takes you alongside a stream as you head towards a number of cascades and interesting rock faces. There is also a wheelchair accessible Gorge Trail (0.75 miles).

Rim Trail can be linked to Cedar Falls, as well, or from the Upper Falls you can take Grandma Gatewood Trail for a 6 miles trail through the park. This is the site of the annual Hocking Winter Hike in January, which can see as many as 5,500 people on the trail.

Keep en eye out for the detour to Lower Falls as well, it's worth it.

Camping and lodging are also available nearby.

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Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

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Incredible park

Hocking Hills is an amazing state park and this is my favorite trail! Old Man's Cave is breathtaking, and a must see spot. The trail can get crowded during peak season though, so plan accordingly.

BEST PLACE IN OHIO

GUYS. Listen...if you want to be blown away by a state park...go here.

Hocking Hills tip!

I've been here MANY times throughout my life, and it's definitely a place to visit in Ohio. I recommend going early in the morning before the crowds arrive. I got here at about 7 am yesterday and I was the only one there. It completely changes your perspective of the place when you go and there isn't anyone there.

Distance

2 Miles

Activities

Photography, Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

Type

Out-and-Back

Added by

Elyse Clark

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