Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve, Rockbridge

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#3 of 36 in Wildlife in Ohio
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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  • 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.
  • 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!
  • One of my favorite places in the Hocking hills area. It's a beautiful walk with the family. You can take a stroller most of the way, but will need to leave it for the last part to see the waterfall.
  • One of the best parks/preserve in the area. The rim trail is spectacular but can be strenuous. The short gorge trail is a flat sidewalk- most popular and fabulous as well.
  • Bathrooms well maintained, decent amount of parking, no dogs on trail. Zero cell service so have directions to get out before getting there. Trail pretty well maintained with good overlooks. Overgrowth at the waterfall of rim trail

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