Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve, Rockbridge

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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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  • Conkles Hollow is always a quiet retreat, but on our recent January visit, it was covered in deep snow and the waterfalls along the trail were all frozen solid. Exceptionally silent and still, the pat...  more »
  • There are many great places to hike in the Hocking Hills area but if you want to get away from crowded trails go to Conkles Hollow. We took the rim trail which has a nice climb and spectacular views. ...  more »
  • Conkle's Hollow has a great option for the 2.5 mile hike on the upper rim of the hollow, or half mile directly into the lower portion of the hollow. The lower portion has ample concrete to travel 3/4 ...  more »
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  • If you stay on the lower Trail here, and go all the way back, there is a magical area or you can just sit back and feel like the Earth has cradled you. There are so many faces in the rock. My favorite one looks like some kind of dragon looking down upon the small Trickle of water... Like it's guarding the pond until the seer returns.
  • One of my favorite places in hocking hills. Beautiful year round. A good portion of the trail has a good path for stroller or wheel chair. But you reach a point where it is dirt and more for hiking. Has a bathroom that is like a port a potty by the trail entrance. Also has restrooms but those seem to be closed whenever I am there. Truly stunning scenery. There never seems to be many people whenever I go.
  • The natural beauty of this place is amazing!!!! The rock walls you follow on the upper rim trail are so worth the hike... Amazing place
  • This is a really cool place. I came here over New years and enjoyed the rim hike. The trail was easily navigable even in the snow. There were some icy spots so please be careful.
  • Absolutely stunning! The trail on the lower hike is very easy to navigate and paves so it is wheelchair accessible. The last couple hundred feet to the actual falls are not however. I didn't get to explore the upper rim hike due to time but the lower hike was less than a mile and if I wasn't taking so many pics, I would've probably hiked it all in less than 30 minutes. Glad I made the trip there!
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