Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve, Rockbridge

#3 of 110 in Wildlife in Ohio
Nature / Park · Wildlife Area
Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve is a deep, cool gorge, which is only 100 feet wide in places and is considered by some to be the deepest in Ohio. The cliffs above the gorge are about 200 feet tall. The valley floor is covered in multiple difference species of plants, such as ferns, hemlock, and other wildflowers. It is located within Hocking Hills State Park.
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  • Mostly paved trail that is one way in and one way out. Beautiful rock formations and giant rock walls. Loved that all of the parks/hikes in the HH area are all uniquely different from one another...  more »
  • Took my 2 year old and my mother who often walks with the assistance of a cane on the lower hike here. Everywhere online it lists this as an accessible hike, which mostly it is, but I would point out....  more »
  • We ended my girls trip with this hike and was worth it. It is a steady incline to the top of what looks like a cave. There are a ton of rocks and looking down from the top it looks like a long cave...  more »
  • Clean bathroom, well maintained wood plank/concrete pathway for the lower falls trail. Would be safe for a stroller or wheelchair in my opinion on the lower trail. A decent amount of parking spaces with picnic tables in the area. I went the first week in September and the falls were... more of a trickle. Beautiful nonetheless
  • One of my favorite Hocking Hills Destinations! Great place for Older and young ones to hike. Stay in the Gorge for a relaxing hike. Do the rim trail for a challenge and excitement. Be careful on the Rim trail it's dangerous. Beautiful place!
  • Went here for the first time this week and fell in love with this place. I took my 3 kids with me and after reading the reviews I decided to do the paved trail which they loved because I let them wear their flip flops 😀 It was a very easy walk and everywhere you look you're surrounded by tress and a creek runs along one side so you hear the water the whole time. This is for sure my new favorite spot in Hocking Hills 😊 Can't wait to do the 2 mile rim trail with my husband and see what it looks like from the top.
  • This is probably one of the most beautiful places in Ohio with upper rim trail and a gorge trail there's the best of both worlds. Water falls caves shear rock cliffs a must see for anyone wanting to enjoy a nice hike. Bathrooms are well maintained big parking area. Not pet friendly at this particular site. Because of high cliffs would not be a safe place to bring along our furry friends. Or to try and chase them if they got loose.
  • My favorite place of Hocking Hills! Beautiful cliff side hikes and trails. Not as busy as Old Man's Cave or upper falls, more enjoyable. I love the Jurassic Park feel as you venture further into the park. Beautiful!

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