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    • Laurelville, Ohio

      Explore the Rock House

      5.0
      0.5 mi / 150 ft gain
      From the Rock House parking lot, follow the trail for 0.1 mile down the hill until you come to a fork in the trail, at which point follow the yellow marked Lower Rim Trail that continues downhill through a set of carved sandstone steps and then turns to parallel the cliffs. From there, it's less ...
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    • Rockbridge, Ohio

      Hike the Gorge at Conkle's Hollow

      4.6
      3 mi / 200 ft gain
      Starting from the parking lot, cross the small foot bridge before coming to where the trail splits. You will have 3 options (straight, left or right). My personal opinion on route will be described below.Take the paved path that explores the valley floor first. It is an easy 1/2 mile out and b...
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    • Rockbridge, Ohio

      Conkle's Hollow Gorge Trail

      1.17 mi / 243 ft gain
      Conkle's Hollow Gorge Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Rockbridge, Ohio.
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    • Rockbridge, Ohio

      Hike the Cantwell Cliffs Loop

      5.0
      1 mi / 100 ft gain
      Cantwell Cliffs is one of the more northern units of the overall Hocking Hills State Park Region. Located off of OH SR 374, a short 0.1 spur trail takes you from the parking lot to the rim of the gorge and the area's namesake cliffs. From there, you have two choices: Turn left and descend through...
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    • Chillicothe, Ohio

      Hike the Shawnee Ridge Trail

      10 mi
      Starting at the northern parking lot, head south along the Shawnee Ridge Trail. Several spur and loop trails intersect the trail along the 10 mile out-and-back hike. Many of these spur trails include difficult hikes up large hills like Sugarloaf Mountain, Sand Hill, and Mt. Ives. At each trail in...
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    • Rockbridge, Ohio

      Hike to Ramona Lake

      11 mi / 1600 ft gain
      Starting at the Creekside Meadows Parking Lot, follow the Creekside Meadows Trail for 0.3 of a mile until it forks into two trails. Follow the left fork towards the road, and as soon as you cross the road, the Cemetery Ridge Trail begins. Once across Clear Creek Road, the trail gains elevation fa...
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    • Logan, Ohio

      Hike to Whispering Cave

      1.7 mi / 480 ft gain
      The trailhead begins at the base of the parking lot of the old Hocking Hills Lodge that sadly burnt down in 2016. While plans are underway for a new lodge to be built, it means parking for this particular trail is plentiful for the moment, since the massive parking lot is only being used for the ...
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    • Logan, Ohio

      Hike & Camp in Hocking Hills, Ohio

      4.9
      3 mi
      If you find yourself in Ohio, you must stop in Logan and visit the Hocking Hills. This place seems to consistently find itself on lists for the best hiking in the country - and for good reason. The forest and state park is vast, and it includes Old Man's Cave, Ash Cave, Cedar Falls, Rock House, t...
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    • Logan, Ohio

      Hike to Rose Lake

      5.0
      3 mi / 150 ft gain
      Starting at the main parking lot for Old Man's Cave and the Hocking Hills, follow the Gorge Overlook Trail from the Visitor's Center, staying on top of the rim. About 0.1 mile from the Visitor Center, you'll cross over the gorge on a large trussed bridge. Once across, follow the signs that direct...
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    • Logan, Ohio

      Old Man's Cave Loop

      4.5
      0.63 mi / 102 ft gain
      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. Rim Trail can be linked to Cedar Falls, as well, or from the Upper Falls you can take Grandma Gatewood Trail fo...
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    • Logan, Ohio

      Old Man's Cave and Ash Cave via Buckeye Trail

      9.42 mi / 1060 ft gain
      Old Man's Cave and Ash Cave via Buckeye Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes to two scenic caves in Hocking Hills State Park located near South Bloomingville, Ohio. This trail is dog friendly on-leash. 
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    • Logan, Ohio

      Upper Falls Hocking Hills State Park

      0.13 mi / 10 ft gain
      This .13 mile hike crosses a beautiful bridge that's one of the most-photographed features in Hocking Hills. This awesome trail system is perfect for families and people who want to be spontaneous because there are many routes to choose from as you go. The trailThis short hike is close to the pa...
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    • Logan, Ohio

      Lower Falls Loop via Buckeye Trail

      1.22 mi / 171 ft gain
      This 1.2-mile trail has minimal elevation gain and leads to Lower Falls. This waterfall flows the most in the spring, especially after a snowy winter, and can dry up around July during dry summers. What's the trail like?The loop has a one-way path, making it easier for people to get in and out. ...
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    • South Bloomingville, Ohio

      Explore Ash Cave

      5.0
      0.5 mi
      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 imag...
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    • Logan, Ohio

      Cedar Falls

      4.3
      0.38 mi / 56 ft gain
      Located on Queer Creek in Hocking Hills State Park, the popular 50 ft-Cedar Falls still tends to be less crowded than Old Man's Cave. There are scenic views to be had year-round off of the stream-lined path, starting from the lower parking lot off of SR 374. For quicker access to the falls, star...
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    • Logan, Ohio

      Corkscrew Falls

      3.8
      1 mi / 35 ft gain
      I like to describe this waterfall as the "elusive" Corkscrew Falls (aka Robinson Falls). A couple of years ago, only one or two people had blogged on the internet about these falls. They were not super, descriptive details, so most of the time I wandered around till I found the trail. There is no...
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    Camping and Lodging in Laurelville

    Hocking Hills KOA Holiday
    Logan, Ohio

    Hocking Hills KOA Holiday

    Deer Creek Lake Day Use
    Williamsport, Ohio

    Deer Creek Lake Day Use

    Buckeye Lake / Columbus East KOA Holiday
    Buckeye Lake, Ohio

    Buckeye Lake / Columbus East KOA Holiday

    Paint Creek Dam Site
    Bainbridge, Ohio

    Paint Creek Dam Site

    Alum Creek Below Dam Area
    Galena, Ohio

    Alum Creek Below Dam Area

    Guides, Insights and Stories from Laurelville

    8 Trails you must hike in Hocking Hills State Park

    8 Trails you must hike in Hocking Hills State Park

    Abby Shepard

    10 Photos That Will Convince You Hocking Hills Is Straight out of The Lord of the Rings

    10 Photos That Will Convince You Hocking Hills Is Straight out of The Lord of the Rings

    Katie Y