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  • Heath, Ohio

    Hike the 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

    Hike to the Elusive Corkscrew Falls

    2.8
    1 mi / 35 ft gain
    I like to describe this waterfall as the "elusive" corkscrew falls. A couple 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 wondered around till I found the trail. There is no big official park sign ...
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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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  • New Plymouth, Ohio

    Zaleski Extended Loop

    5.0
    16.5 mi / 2231 ft gain
    Zaleski Extended Loop is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Mc Arthur, Ohio.
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  • McArthur, Ohio

    Hike Lake Hope's Peninsula Trail

    4.0
    3 mi / 300 ft gain
    Situated in the long-forgotten coal and iron country of Ohio, Lake Hope is a beautiful combination of Ohio's rugged Appalachian foothills and tranquil shoreline.The trail starts at the trailhead parking lot right off of OH SR 278, next to the Hope Iron Furnace. The trail forms a three mile loop t...
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