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Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve, Rockbridge

Categories: Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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4.9/5 based on 180+ reviews on the web
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.
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  • Coming from NE Ohio and being used to all the Cuyahoga Valley National Park has to offer, this attraction was very different and unique. I felt as if I was in New Zealand where Lord of the Rings was f...  read more »
  • Conkles Hollow is a very senic area in Hocking Hills. There are two trails the shorter one about one mile round trip take you through a gorge with very beautiful view with unique scenery. This trail i...  read more »
  • We went early in the morning after it had rained and had the place to ourselves. It was gorgeous! So many photo ops! 
  • A beautiful nature preserve with two hikes. One flat and easy access short hike while another tougher hike. I went on the short hike due to time constraints. Was closer to getting dark. But the hike/walk still felt wonderful. :)
  • One of our favorite spots is the less-visited but surprisingly awesome Conkles Hollow. The trail is very green and scenic, but flat and paved for most of the way, and thus excellent for small children. What awaits you at the end is stunning, resembling some landscapes I remember from the Grand Canyon or Zion National Park out west. The gorge is reputedly one of the deepest in Ohio and the end of it is a magical place.
  • Amazing views, great hike!!! A great contrast to Old Man's Cave; far less touristy, fewer people and kids, and the thrill of walking along a 200-foot cliff that overlooks The Gorge and a beautiful view of Hocking Hills!!!
  • We almost didn't take this hike as it was pretty short, but we're glad we did. The path in the gorge is awesome. When it ends, you are allowed to go a little bit further on the path to a waterfall. We went pretty early, so we had it pretty much all to ourselves for a bit. Fair warning-stay on the marked paths! There are plenty of reminders to do so, and you may get fined.
  • Great little hike. Bathrooms are bad.
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