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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.

Great hike even in the rain.

this is great for all ages. it's short, easy, and absolutely beautiful. and if you're wanting to get more steps in there are paths to loop around.

hiking
13 days ago

Amazing hike!! So much to see and explore along this trail... you really get a bit of everything. Bring a camera with a nice lens and capture some great nature photos with the family!!! Can't wait to go back!

hiking
15 days ago

Incredible hike. One of my favorite. Ice Box Cave was closed due to an initiative aiming to preserve the bats that inhabit the area. Saw many families and couples. Easy hike with incredible views.

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

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
17 days ago

Reminded me of Hocking Hills. Love walking amongst the giant rocks.

Great trail with beautiful scenery. Make sure to do the east gorge and west gorge trails.

this is my home trail. I walk this regularly and have for years.

hiking
24 days ago

One of my favorites in the Hocking Hills area!! Beautiful scenery, slightly challenging and fun. The Rock House cave is really cool. Loved this trail!

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.

1 month ago

Loved hiking this trail!

Gorgeous trails, foot traffic gets a little heavy around 10-10:30am.
Going early is always really nice.
Will walk this trail again and again, never gets old! Simply beautiful.

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.

Paved trail with lots of other trail head intersections. Great for kids in strollers.

hiking
1 month ago

A lot of stairs on this trail. Small dogs would have a hard time on this trail.

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.

hiking
1 month ago

Loved the rock cliffs and rock house.

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.

1 month ago

neat trail that winds around and through some neat rock formations, very pretty. dog / kid friendly

One of the nicest trails to get out on. The falls can usually be busy with people but the other area trails are always peaceful.

walking
1 month ago

This is one of my favorites places for a short walk. It is perfect for enjoy and relax. Also for very nice pics.

1 month ago

Lovely easy trail along the ledges of large rock formations. The stairway created by the civilian conservation corps is really cool and worth checking out. The signage can be confusing. We ended up doing a loop on the happy days trail and then back on track with the ledges.

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.

trail running
1 month ago

Short loop, but something different than the normal road running.

hiking
1 month ago

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

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