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hiking
10 days ago

Beautiful!!!

We always skipped Cantwell Cliffs because I thought it was a climbing area. We went today for the first time and loved it! We did both trails and will definitely recommend them to fellow hikers. A good place to bring trekking poles and waterproof shoes. Lots of weathered/steep stairs to navigate and several stream crossings.

on Rock House

18 days ago

Pretty but very crowded

Great Family hike. Dog friendly. Endless photo opportunities!

Perfect!

Great trail, I little wet this time of year. There are also a few downed trees between Cedar Falls and Ash Cave.

hiking
24 days ago

Great set of trails! Stunning views of sandstone cliffs, multiple waterfalls, a gorge view and gorge trails, a tunnel into the sandstone, and of course, the cave. Be aware construction is going on at the Visitor Center (Dec '18) and a couple exit trails are closed as a result, plus construction noise sucks.

walking
24 days ago

Easiest and possibly one of the most beautiful spots in the Hocking Hills trail system. Trail is paved and handicap accessible. there is a small loop option for the fully-abled, to go into the cave and behind the waterfall. Have already been here a few times, even took my cat in his harness and leash - he loved it too.

Beautiful hike, but be aware that if you start at the Cedar Falls parking lot trail head, there are a LOT of steps with varying heights, from 3" to 12". They begin and end the hike. I would rate this trail moderate based on that.

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

hiking
1 month ago

Great place!

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

1 month 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!

hiking
1 month ago

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

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

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.

Very beautiful. Small hills

Steps and steps and more steps! Loved it

on Rock House

hiking
3 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

hiking
3 months ago

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

hiking
3 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.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice, short hike. Lots of people.

We hiked on Tues., Oct. 9th, 10:30a.m. Great trail, but not easy. Hiked Cedar Falls to Rose Lake, to Old Man’s Cave, then Whispering Falls and finished at the entrance to Cedar. 7 mile loop total, and the signs stating the distances between aren’t accurate. Took longer than expected, but there are a lot of roots to navigate your footing on so you don’t twist an ankle. Some muddy and washed out narrow trail spots, and some rock scrambling, but if you take your time and be careful, you’re good. We took our pup and she was able to handle it, but it may be too much for an older/arthritic dog. Beautiful and peaceful for almost the whole hike. Old Man’s Cave and Cedar Falls can be quite busy at times since they are short hikes in from the parking lots.

As other have mentioned, the distance is more like 12 than 10. The south loop from Old Man’s Cave to Cedar Falls was the most scenic and only one small section would I classify as “hard” — otherwise the trail is easy to moderate throughout. Most of the trail is a wide gravel trail with easy ups and downs.

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

Me and my hubby did these trails on our mini vacation. Very beautiful and challenging. Took us a couple hours to finish but worth it.

hiking
3 months ago

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

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful hike, would definitely come back.

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