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Hocking Hills State Park, Ohio

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From gorges to waterfalls, and rock shelters to cliffs, natural beauty abounds in Hocking Hills State Park. The massive park is split into five sections, named for their top features: Old Man’s Cave, Cedar Falls, Ash Cave, Cantwell Cliffs, and Rock House. The most popular, Old Man’s Cave, is a deep gorge named for one of its early inhabitants, recluse Richard Rowe who made the cave his home in the late 1700s. Many companies offer organized activities such as canoeing, horseback riding, and ziplining. You can also choose to make use of the many hiking trails, fishing spots, or fully equipped campgrounds. Put Hocking Hills State Park on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Logan trip itinerary builder.
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  • Day trip we wanted to drop the top and take a drive, we love driving the winding roads around the hillsides. When we get tired of driving we stop and what a great place to stop. Throw a blanket in the...  more »
  • My mom and I have come here to hike a couple of times, it's wonderful for a day of hiking. We love going between Old Man's Cave and Cedar Falls. The park is clean and beautiful, and during the week is...  more »
  • Old Man's Cave is my favorite spot! Some people prefer Ash Cave or Cedar Falls and I love both too. This is a must see place for an outdoor enthusiast or hiker!!  more »
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  • It's a beautiful Resort! If you are a hiker, then you will love it. It's great for bird watching and photography! There are so many trees, plants, animals, etc.. I love it and I'm sure you will too. Bring a water bottle tho, because it can get hot down in the caves and rocks. Come visit and have fun!
  • This is a very dog friendly place with so much to enjoy. There is a lot of parking, even on holidays though sometimes you have to park across the street. The place is huge with lots of paths, hills, rocks, and caves to play in. I usually end up doing about a 9 mile walk around the paths, and have a lot of fun doing it. Well maintained paths, beautiful scenery, and my favorite thing ever ... waterfalls! This place is definitely worth the drive for you and your doggy. A great way to spend the day.
  • This is a lovely state park with various levels of hiking - nothing above a moderate level. Many of the best views and sights can be reached from easy, short trails. All trails are well maintained. We're used to hiking at National Parks where "suspension bridge" is something barely above dental floss and toothpicks spanning a gorge. The suspension bridge here is well built and very structurally sound. Overall, a really impressive park.
  • This state park offers many beautiful views, and features several different points of interest along one road. On the day I visited, the park was fairly packed with families and young kids. Some of the areas are more tranquil, but I wasn't able to find anywhere out of earshot of the kids yelling. If I was going to go again, I would try to go early in the morning, or maybe during the school year and during school hours. All that said, the views really were amazing and it was worth the trip.
  • The natural scenery is amazing although we seemingly went during a dry season. All of the waterfalls were just trickles. I went in mid-June. The main attraction, Old Man's Cave was PACKED with tourists. Many of them seemed to be from out of the country, not English speaking. The amount of people there definitely killed the vibe for us. Perhaps they should start charging to enter to reduce the crowd. The attached picture shows one of the main waterfalls when you start hiking on Old Man's Cave.