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3 days 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.

Like others have said, the markings were a little iffy at times, but overall it was a good trail. The parts that aren’t near the road are really peaceful and there was a great spot to stop & read for a while. I’d definitely do it again someday.

The gorge trail was amazing. It was like walking through the movie set for Lord of the Rings!

I like this trail and always extend it by taking the trail to Stanford House. The hike offers water views, the opportunity to get in the river, and when you head to Stanford House you go through a nice meadow as well. From Stanford House you can easily access the Tow Path and head down to Boston to hit the visitors center and park shop. I like to grab a snack and sit on the porch of the visitors center as a break before heading back.

Absolutely loved the trails, the scenery was out standing and you can hike from one trail to the other or drive to a different start point to have shorter hikes to the attractions. will definitely be back.

9.9 miles, not true. I did it today and stayed on the trails, and it came to 12 miles on this app, 12.43 miles on my Samsung Health app which is much more true as I have accurately measured the apps. Love the beauty of this park as any other in Ohio is unmatched. It hasn't rained consistently in a week, thus the waterfalls were dripping and the river was dry in many spots.

Worth the trip! The trails could be marked better, but it was so beautiful we didn't mind.

Great place. Little packed but what do you expect for Labor Day weekend and how beautiful this place is. Did a little over 7 miles. Old man cave and then cedar falls. Great time and a awesome hike.

I was the 3rd car in the lot this morning. By the time I finished, the police were ticketing all the people who parked off the road. The hike was phenomenal!

Old Man's Cave to Cedar Falls through the long tunnel, then out to Ash Cave and return on the Gorge Overlook. Well worth the drive!

The description nails it, an older trail system, along with many old worn and narrow steps but well worth the trip for the semi adventurer. It’s farther out and the cliff faces offer many unique structures and picture moments.
Not to be compared to Old mans cave but a combination of Ash Cave and Rock House. It offers a “yellow loop trail” taking you out along the creek and heavily wooded.

The Old mans cave area trails are very beaten and over populated along with idiots climbing where they shouldn’t and trashing the place. If you can stray from holidays

hiking
21 days ago

Beautiful and short hike.

I miss this trail. I now live in Florida and this was my go to running trail while I was living here. Great scenery and difficulty with the elevation changes.

Started at Ash Cave and hiked to Old Man Cave via the ridge line trails. Returned to Ash Cave via the Buckeye Trial (Blue). It is great to see the caves, but those sections are very crowded as others have noted. I would not rate this trial as moderate vs difficult. But for Ohio this is very scenic and diverse hike.

A beautiful peaceful place to have a nice walk with the family. Trails are very clean.

hiking
1 month ago

Great place to hike! very popular! the ice cream trunk that was there was amazing! I highly recommend going to the rock house trail as well. it is beautiful! also we went to both around 5:30 pm.. not as many people at that time compared to around 1pm.

Great trail.

This was a great surprise. Because of where it's located, I didn't expect it to be as nice as it was. It is reported as 1.3 miles but there are many side trails. All of them are clearly marked. A good map of all the trails is provided. It is very wooded, all shade the whole hike. It is not simple, there are some elevation changes and creek crosses but still easy enough for leisure hikes. My favorite part is that I got to bring my dog! I stayed on the main trail but will definitely go back and hike the side ones.

Mediocre hike. The falls are pretty in the fall!

Great family hike with serene waterfalls. Friendly trails.

hiking
1 month ago

Not a bad hike but some parts are blocked or rerouted because they are building a new visitors center. Very popular area.

Great trail for almost anyone to use - be careful going in the winter, as the steps and the trail itself completely ice over.

Thought this was the least impressive of all the Hocking Hills area trails. Initial rock structures were beautiful but after that it's just woods; I can see that anywhere in Ohio. If you're in the area; Ash Cave, Old Man's Cave, Cedar Falls, Rock House, and Conkle's Hollow were much more beautiful hikes.

very fun and beautiful trail. the falls are beautiful to see at any time of year. trail has multiple access points to enter to play in/Wade in the river. most times we have visited we were able to watch great blue harons fishing.

Great hike. Started around 730 and the place was EMPTY. By the time I left it was packed. Glad I got to experience this gorgeous park. Still can’t believe it’s located in Ohio!

nature trips
1 month ago

Great trail for all levels of experience. The trail markings are a little confusing. We figured out that the Stanford trail splits off into the Brandywine trail and were fine from there. Has a decent incline for a quick trail. The falls really were gorgeous. You take a nice boardwalk/stairs down to two different observation decks. There are signs not to climb down to the water but several people were down there so we climbed down too. It was slippery and I fell down once but my goodness you can’t beat the view.
Everything was very well maintained. The bathrooms were clean and eco-friendly. There were trail maps and state park brochures for taking. We were very impressed.

The trail is pretty crowded in the beginning and cave areas but otherwise it was nice. Wife and I enjoyed the buckeye trail section the most.

hiking
1 month ago

A great site seeing place to hike. If you go on a weekend it will be very busy.

Take the Stanford/ Brandywine trail. A fun walk down through the woods down the gorge to the river bed then back up around to the falls.

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