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    Top Spots in and near Zanesville

    • Heath, Ohio

      Blackhand Trail

      8.6 mi
      Both the eastern and western trailhead have ample parking and access to the Blackhand Trail, which winds its way along the banks of the Licking River for a 4.3 mile one way trip.  While the trail isn't terribly long, it makes up for it in its scenery, staying within eyesight of the Licking River...
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    • Heath, Ohio

      Quarry Rim-Chestnut Trail

      5.0
      6 mi / 400 ft gain
      Starting at the eastern trailhead off of Gratiot Rd, follow the paved Blackhand Trail for 0.2 mile till you arrive at the sign of the Quarry Rim Trail, a 0.9 mile trail that roughly parallels the bike trail, but takes you along the rim of the old sandstone quarry that was in operation in the late...
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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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    • Howard, Ohio

      Photograph Honey Run Waterfall

      4.0
      Getting to Honey Run Falls is incredibly easy! There are two parking lots for the park, one on the west side of the road for the Honey Run Highlands, and one on the east side of the road in the forest for the falls. From the forest parking lot, follow the trail south for roughly 500 ft until you ...
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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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

      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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    • 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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    • 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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    Camping and Lodging in Zanesville

    Dillon Lake Group Picnic Shelter
    Zanesville, Ohio

    Dillon Lake Group Picnic Shelter

    Buckeye Lake / Columbus East KOA Holiday
    Buckeye Lake, Ohio

    Buckeye Lake / Columbus East KOA Holiday

    Coshocton KOA Holiday
    Coshocton, Ohio

    Coshocton KOA Holiday

    Hocking Hills KOA Holiday
    Logan, Ohio

    Hocking Hills KOA Holiday

    Butler / Mohican KOA Journey
    Butler, Ohio

    Butler / Mohican KOA Journey

    Sunbury / Columbus North KOA Holiday
    Sunbury, Ohio

    Sunbury / Columbus North KOA Holiday

    Guides, Insights and Stories from Zanesville

    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