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8 days ago

Great place!

It’s was great! Super quiet. Great trail with the dogs

18 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!

Sooo I loved this hike! I’m in my thirties.. very do-able. However, my two hiking buds were in their 60s annnd this was a bit strenuous for them. 100% recommend trekking poles for someone who isn’t as able- bodied or wants that extra support. I would describe it as light rock crawling lol ... muddy, sometimes slick. I’d say it was about 6 miles round trip. The trail was beautiful though! I just probably wouldn’t have chosen this trail if I knew it was going to be as challenging for those I was with. I’d also leave the pups at home... ours pull way too much for this one. I’ll be back better prepared :) and wear better footwear than tennis shoes.. I doubt this area is ever dry.

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.

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24 days ago

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

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.

Very beautiful. Small hills

Great little hike

on Rock House

hiking
2 months 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

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2 months ago

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

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2 months ago

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

The Gorge Overlook was a pleasant, easy trail. It gets crowded by Old Man’s Cave. Recommend to go early morning to beat the crowds.

hiking
2 months 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.

Hemlock was our start and end point for a big loop that we did that included Whispering Cave, Cedar Falls, Gorge Overlook, Old Man’s Cave and part of the Grandma’s/Buckeye Trails (about 10 miles round trip). There were some cool features along Hemlock/Whispering Cave. We were there really early and had the entire trail to ourselves. Later that morning the trail got pretty crowded. There are some parts where you have to scramble over rocks and tree roots. Also, understand that Hemlock descends into a gorge so you are climbing back up when you return. Not terribly difficult but after walking all of those other trails we definitely felt the ascent back up.

Great trail! Checked out the “rock shelter” and that was just OK. Nothing exciting along the “rock shelter loop”.. I wouldn’t hike that portion again. The rock bridge is really cool and I love that this trail was not very crowded.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice, short hike. Lots of people.

beautiful w dramatic scenery

Went with my wife. It was beautiful and able to get great shots.

hiking
2 months ago

Came to hocking hills for a little get away with my hubby. We loved this cave, very beautiful.

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

I enjoyed the trails. Very few fellow hikers. We saw 4 deer and plenty of squirrels.
There are no facilities. However, Hocking Hills Winery is just a hop, skip, and a jump away.
I thought the trails were solid 'moderate' so wear appropriate shoes and bring poles or walking sticks.

hiking
2 months ago

Great views, very child friendly. The only con was that people were smoking cigarettes throughout the trail. I thought Ohio was a “smoke-free” state, judging by the visitors here it’s not. Plus they should set up more recycling bins; the trash was overloaded with plastic.

I would say this is a moderate trail. Many, many, steps! Not good for small children. Steep drop offs and you must come up and down the narrow steep steps. However fun for adults and older children who are active and can handle climbing back up to the top.

Go after it rains. The waterfalls are way cooler.

Very pretty trail! After the pavement stops there is a waterfall worth going forward for.

We tried this trial for the first time thinking as much as it was advertised being a new major attraction to the area it would be great. I was not impressed, some areas are easy going wooded, there is a very long annoying wooded stair step half way to the cliffs, then rooted rocky uneven up and down trails to get to the cliffs. Many told us it was not worth going to the end of the trail which is not really a loop.

The cliffs are cool but if you were looking for a moderate/easy trail to get there, not worth it.

Great trail. We followed Kelly’s advice. Spent a prolonged period of time by the water fall contemplating life. The trail was much more populated near the rock bridge. A great way to spend the morning. Side note, we are staying at Boulder’s edge cabins directly across from this trail and LOVE them.

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