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Hocking Hills, Ohio

Ohio’s Hocking Hills State Park is unbelievably beautiful

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What to See in Hocking Hills

A visit to Hocking Hills State Park would not be complete without a visit to one of these six major hiking areas among the more than 25 miles of hiking trails in the region:

Ash Cave

Considered the most spectacular feature in the park, is home to the largest recess cave in the state. You’ll approach the cave through a narrow gorge lined with stately hemlock, beech and other hardwood trees. The narrow gorge opens its mouth wide to a quarter-mile drop into an overhanging ledge and cave shelter.

Old Man’s Cave

More popular,  located on State Route 664. It’s home to five sections, the Upper Falls, Upper Gorge, Middle Falls, Lower Falls and Lower Gorge. Along the trail are incredible gorge cuts through Blackhand sandstone that is 150-feet thick.

Rock House 

The only true cave in the park, has a tunnel-like corridor midway up a 150-foot cliff of Blackhand sandstrone.

Conkle's Hollow

A rugged, rocky gorge that’s one of the deepest in Ohio. The wilderness is blanketed by ferns and wildflower and shaded by stately trees.

Cedar Falls

The greatest waterfall in the Hocking area region. It was misnamed by early White settlers, who mistook the hemlocks for cedars. Queer Creek rushes past the Blackhand sandstone, displaying the mighty force of the water.

Cantwell Cliffs

About 17 miles from Old Man’s Cave, the cliffs’ remote location often discourages visitors. But this area often called the most picturesque in the region, never disappoints visitors who are brave enough to explore it.

DARYL M. PIERSON IS THE DIRECTOR OF WAYNE STATE’S SUSTAINABILITY OFFICE.

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