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Good views and hills. Hard to believe your only an hour from Columbus.

on East & West Rim Trail

4 days ago

This was a great trail. We did it in mid-March. The trail is clearly marked and easily accessible. There are some steep edges and drop-offs so no kids. It is an easy hike but with it for the beauty.

My favorite trail in all of Hocking Hills. The views are amazing on the east rim trail. It's a bit of work to get up it, but more than work it. My recommendation is to start on the east and follow the trail counter clockwise. The west side of the rim is okay, but nowhere near as amazing as the east.

Decent overall, but trail could use some maintenance. Also, I went today (March 12, 2018) and two significant portions of the trail were completely underwater.
Two stretches are along roads, one of which is quite busy.
Some nice secluded stretches and a pleasant stroll through Pioneer Village.

Great for a quick loop or two! Beautiful pond off of one of trails!!

8 days ago

Excellent winter hike! Little muddy, but trail is well maintained so not a huge deal.

Great trail to run. Very difficult to run, lots of rocks and roots. Got lost a few times. This app was very useful to fin my way. Watch out for the stone steps.

Very nice! Scenic, flat, paved path to walk, run or bike on. I wish it had more portable potties on the path.

on Hoggard Trail

14 days ago

Nice but still very muddy

Really nice trail. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to do all of it due to all the flooding. I would recommend waiting if it’s been raining a lot during the week or checking the water level before you go. Because, a lot of the trail is right next to the lake.

One of the best trails at the Cincinnati Nature Center- takes you high up and down low. You’ll cross a creek three times during the trail, they have stepping rocks but plan on the possibility of your feet getting wet.

trail running
19 days ago

Despite all the great reviews, this trail was a disaster. It resembled running up a rocky muddy creek more than a wide trail. Im surprised others enjoy this. Well marked tho.

Gorgeous trail! I went this past Monday when the ice melted and there was a big rain so the waterfalls were full and awe inspiring. Not crowded yet but still muddy make sure you have hiking shoes while the weather is changing. One of the most beautiful hikes I’ve ever been on!

23 days ago

Very well maintained! Beautiful scenery! Quiet and not much traffic!!!

One of my favorite trails

Nice mostly flat trail, tree covered the whole way.

Be Gentle to Mother Nature

1 month ago

Winter sights are pretty cool. A lot of large icecicles. BEWARE*** I went today and all the trails are frozen with at least a inch of solid ice. I slid into the water 4 times and there is nothing to stop the slide once you start. Luckily there was not a large dropoff where I slid. The ice makes it very slow moving because you need to attack certain spots with strategy when it is cliff+ice+downhill. If you are brave you can do it in an hour and a half but you will be wet from the melting ice and the guarantee you will slide into the water. Good luck!

A good bit of the trail was cut off due to hunting, but the trail portion I was allowed to hike was beautiful if not a little muddy from recent rains.

Poorly marked trail on the lower loop. Lots of down trees.

Beautiful scenery! I hiked this trail this summer and for the annual winter hike and it is amazing!

I have spent a lot of my time in this park. I had many classes on these trails as a student at Hocking College and just spent the weekend there for the winter hike.

1 month ago

Very nice.

Slippery and slow but very technical for running.

1 month ago

we hiked this trail on new year's eve in low single digit temperatures. there were icy, difficult spots but no special equipment needed... and very few other hikers which made it a favorite! beautiful caves, cliffs, and waterfalls.

2 months ago

Me and my sons favorite of all! We pictured the Bible and how king David and his men hide in caves and how we would soooooo be down! Lol this park is such a awesome place to see!

What can I say other then thank you for keeping this park open! My family loved it. We did every trail and then stayed in the cabins witch were above our Epxt and we will be back!

Loved it! It was all I could do to keep my kids out of the water. What a great park and nice hike. The water falls were so awesome.

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