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we've been going here for years! never knew it was considered hard

5 days ago

Great place!

Beautiful overlook – the clearing takes you wonderfully by surprise. Haven’t seen a view like this in Ohio.

15 days ago

One of my favorite spots in Hocking Hills. They added a concrete wall inside of the formation to prevent you from climbing out on the edge now but you can easily hop over it. There’s an easy way there, and “difficult”. Views from here in the fall are spectacular!

Dripping Rock is one of the best trails in central Ohio, and adding the Overlook is a good way to add some distance and a nice view to your hike.

This hike had been on my list for awhile. Wow, was it worth the wait! The trail is well maintained and the scenery is some of the best I have seen in this general region of the state. There is definitely some terrain here, expect to do some steep climbs and descents (well, steep for Ohio!) but they reward with views from on top of some outstanding rock formations.

18 days ago

I just got my new tent hammock and wanted to try it out knowing there was a 100% chance of rain. It didn't rain on me on the hike into campsite #2, but the wind and rain started after dark and never really quit. The trail going in was muddy in places, but all the heavy leaf cover mostly took care of that. There were a few downed trees over the trail but easy to go around (that's part of the fun). It looks like they just installed a new water system at the camp site but I don't know if it had any water in it. Because in was raining on the way out I cheated and walked back to my car on King Hollow Rd. This is a very nice area to backpack, hike, or do anything in. Mega amount of trails in Zaleski.

Nice variety of trails. Beautiful.

Easy hike and pretty short out and back. Definitely a different feel from Old Man's Cave gorge. The gorge is narrower and greener in my opinion. Well worth the hike and the waterfall at the end is really nice.

21 days ago

A busy, short trail. Lots of kids. The rock house is a must see. Easy hike. Squeeze this hike into your day!

25 days ago

One of my favorite trails. Maybe the best view in Ohio. Out and back trail with a loop section in the middle before the rock. Recommend going up one side and down the other on the way back. Trail can get slick in some spots so be prepared for a little mud. Love this trail and this preserve, thank you TNC!

This place is an awesome hike. It gives you a variety of terrain and surroundings; from pines, to rick out-croppings, and a beautiful stream. Trail is well marked and easy to follow even with leaves down. There are two loops both with some elevation gain, but with switchbacks so they are not bad. Round trip both loops 4.75 miles. Will make this a regular one!

I’ve done the trail a handful of times, but it’s getting too popular and disrespectful litter bugs are trashing this gorgeous Preserve! It angers me greatly how slothful people are. Last time I went was last week and there were dozens of folks there, it was a beautiful day to see the colors of the trees.,

This was a great trail ... 5 hours and done

Nice view in the forest. But need better maintenance.

Surprisingly hard. I wasn’t expecting that from OH.

Great hike for Ohio! Pretty, quiet and good elevation changes. Highly recommend it!

Great hike and good workout! 3 hours with a nice variety of trails and scenery!

I wouldn’t say this was the easiest trail as we took our toddlers and there were a lot of steep stairs but we managed. It is fairly busy but the views are amazing.

It was a beautiful trail. Took our toddlers. Was easy enough for them and they really enjoyed the waterfall.

trail running
1 month ago

Ran these trails today. Was raining but not so bad under the trees. Great single track trails. Well marked. Good rolling trails. Saw plenty of deer. Will go back for more runs.

great hike with beautiful view.

mountain biking
1 month ago

Not bad...

My son and I hiked the 8ish mile route. The trails were very well maintained and well marked- lots of “ not a trail” signs! The scenery is beautiful- lots of changes in ecosystems as we travelled up and down the hills. We did get a permit to visit the falls. It’s a very short distance from the road- not really a hike- but it was worth it. We’d love to see this entire area after a rainfall! This hike is listed as “ hard” but I’d put it in the moderate category. We will return in the spring for the wild flowers.

Steps and steps and more steps! Loved it

on Rock House

1 month ago

pretty crowded, steep steps, requires some careful climbing, goes to inside of a cave formation with uneven ground. kids love it for exploring, feels like a short walk just a little challenging

1 month ago

nice short easy trail that takes you into the woods, nice scenery and nature walk, paved

1 month ago

lots of steps but short path, we all liked it, good for families

nice trails. felt safe. ok marked.. but I'm directionally challenged.

1 month ago

Easy hike. The falls are really pretty. Good for all skill levels. We combined this with a number of other trails of varying difficulty today and this leg was definitely a highlight. It can get crowded starting mid morning on the weekend.

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