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Hocking Hills provides a variety of recreational opportunities in a splendid natural setting. The 2,356-acre park has towering cliffs, waterfalls and deep hemlock-shaded gorges to lure the hiker and naturalist and serve as a backdrop to popular facilities and accommodations.

hiking
7 hours 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.

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

Go after it rains. The waterfalls are way cooler.

Best trails ever!!!!

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.

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!

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.

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

Good hike, lots of people near old man’s cave

Off season is best, well kept and used paths and trails

hiking
25 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!

25 days ago

Easy hike with beautiful scenery. On a hot day, wading in the water at Ash Cave is a beautiful thing.

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.

Beautiful hike!

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 with many different views and branching paths. Keep in mind the blue trail from cedar falls to old man's cave is where the hard rating comes from. There's some narrow paths, mud, and ups and downs. I would go that way first.

1 month ago

Loved hiking this trail!

challenging .theres a lot of incline, decline and steps. but very beautiful.

walking
1 month ago

Great walk, and fun for kids. cool little waterfall and wadding area.

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.

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.

Fantastic hike. Get out early to miss the crowds. By 10:30am the trails are packed, especially byThe Old Man’s Cave area.

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!

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