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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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  • 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 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

    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

    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

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Westerville, Ohio

    Hike the Overlook-Hickory Ridge-Brookside Trail

    4.0
    1.6 mi
    This gravel woods path at Blendon Woods Metropark, just over 1.5 miles, is perfect for a quick hike when visiting the city! You may be close to Ohio's capitol city, but you feel far away in the woods of this park.  Come into the main entrance and turn right at the Ranger Station.  Park near the n...
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  • Perrysville, Ohio

    Photograph Clear Fork Gorge

    The hardest part of this adventure is finding parking, especially on a late October afternoon. There's two different observation decks to take photos of the gorge from, and both have excellent views of the overall gorge. Having grown up just up the road from Mohican State Park, "The Gorge" has al...
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  • Perrysville, Ohio

    Hike the Pleasant Hill Lyons Falls Loop

    5.0
    2.75 mi
    To get to this trail you can go to the Dam that is a part of Pleasant Hill Lake and there is a parking area across the street. After you start walking you reach signs that will ask where you want to go, either to the covered bridge or to the Lyons Falls.By going towards the covered bridge first y...
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