It was sprinkling when we first started the trail and pouring around midway. We stayed pretty dry thanks to the protection of the trees. There were areas where the rocks were pretty treacherous and possibly dangerous. We used our best judgment. The views were absolutely breathtaking. This was a great ending to a great trip to Hocking Hills!
Beautiful views. It was raining so we only did the lower gorge hike. Safe and handicap accessible walkway until very end where walkway ends and you navigate across small creek and some uneven terrain to reach waterfall. Truly a breathtaking area and worth the travel time. I want to return to do the upper gorge section soon.
This is probably my favorite hike in all of Hocking Hills so far. Beautiful views. A few things though-- probably not suitable for everyone as there are 200' drops (it's a nature preserve, so no railings) and the trail gets quite narrow at times so you do need to watch your footing. It also can get pretty crowded, though not as much as Old Man's Cave or Cedar Falls.
I felt like I was in a jungle while in the gorge. The rim trail was scenic. Like others has stated, it can be very dangerous for small children. This was my favorite hike at Hocking Hills despite Old Man cave trail being longer and Ash caves such a spectacle.
This was a fun hike. Very pretty. Great views. Not safe for small children. Deadly drop offs. Took me about 2.5 hours very casually to make it all the way through as there is multiple spots that you just want to sit and look at the views. Cell phone receptions in this area is poor. Hike safe
Grew up in the area. This trail is a must-see for visitors to the HH's. 2.5 mile trail round trip that snakes its way around the hollow. A lot of times, especially on the eastern wall, the trail gets VERY close to the edge. Wouldn't recommend this trail for children or pets (pets prohibited anyways). While you're there, you might as well check out the lower trial also. The finish of it is a real treat as it finishes inside the hollow.
-Simple trail; no need for markings
-Great updated literature that is posted and maintained by the State.
-less popular as it is about 15 miles from the very popular Old Mans Cave. In fact, if you're coming from Columbus, it can serve as a first stop. Less popular=less crowded.
-When it has rained recently, this trail tends to get very muddy which leaves you the decision to trodge through it or find a way to sneak past, all while the edge of the cliff is waiting just a few feet away.
-Trail very close to cliff (I don't consider this a "con" but families/parents with small children may)