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Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve, Rockbridge

(4.9/5 based on 200+ 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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  • Love this hike! We just did this with my wife four and six-year-old daughters and one-year-old son. Even my one year-old hiked the whole thing. There was one point I had to carry him across the creek ...  more »
  • The beauty you get to experience is well worth the effort and the fright of walking along a cliff edge 200 feet above the ground. Do it! But don't do it on an icy day!  more »
  • A gorgeous rim trail, an accessible gorge trail - this park has something for everyone. Really enjoyed both hikes, venturing past the accessible trail in the gorge to explore the waterfalls and caves....  more »
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  • Ohio's Grand Canyon! A must see in the Spring if you enjoy Ohio Wildflowers and in the Fall when the leaves are changing. There are 2 trails - one is handicap accessable - .5 miles. The Outer Rim trail is 2.5 miles of verying terrain with amazing views from within and above the tree canopy. Insider Tip: Hike the Outer Rim trail clockwise (go left) if you prefer a less strenuous hike. If you prefer challenging uphill terrain, hike the trail counter-clockwise (go right). Either direction you choose, you'll see amazing landscape views the entire hike.
  • Lovely spot to visit. Did both the gorge and the rim trails. The gorge trail is brief, and we saw lots of fellow walkers along the way. Fun to see the sandstone formations up close, and enjoy the cliffs towering above you. The rim trail is a more substantial hike, with a steep climb to start off, and then a sometimes rocky but relatively level walk around the rim. The east side affords the better views of the area overall, looking down and across at a broad landscape of trees and cliffs. The west side is greener and mostly covered by trees, but has some awesome views of cliffs covered with moss and ferns, and the gorge below.
  • Both trails are beautiful. The half mile one in the gorge is wheelchair accessible for part of the way. The rim trail is longer and will take 30-40 minutes to complete, definitely worth it for the views. Please donate, they keep this nature preserve very healthy and clean.
  • 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!!!
  • 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. :)