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Explore Ash Cave

South Bloomingville, Ohio

based on 2 reviews



0.5 miles

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Added by Jason Hatfield

At 700 ft. long and 100 ft. deep, Ash Cave is a massive recess cave tucked away in the southern hills and forests of Ohio.

Getting to Ash Cave is extremely easy with a short quarter-mile hike from the parking area; there's also a rim trail above the cave that adds 90 feet of elevation and some extra distance. The cave is great for relaxing in the shade during a hot day, enjoying a spring picnic, or grabbing some images during the morning/evening. There's a waterfall from the rim of the cave that typically has good flow in the spring or after a large rain event. Peak fall colors are incredible here but the waterfall is rarely more than a trickle then. If you're visiting in the winter a large pile of ice usually forms at the mouth of the cave.

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Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
ADA Accessible

Explore Ash Cave Reviews

Such a beautiful, open cave with a picturesque waterfall! A very easy and short hike met with a unique and wonderful view. Fall is an especially beautiful time to visit this park.

absolutely gorgeous. got there early before the crowd and got to enjoy the view alone. hiked all the way to old mans cave and back to ash cave for a total of 11.6 miles.

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