Explore the most popular cave trails in Hocking Hills State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

4 hours ago

Quick hike. Beautiful view of rock formations and waterfall

The trail was ok. I wish it was marked better. The cave was beautiful. I went early so that was enjoyable! Towards the end there were TONS of people out hiking! I would say I enjoyed Mohican better but I do like the caves.

7/11/18- Two women, 38 & 59. These two trails are very pretty and fairly easy to hike. We planned to do just the Hemlock Bridge trail at first but added the Whispering Cave trail because it was right there. Once we got to the rope bridge on the Hemlock trail we decided to keep going and hiked all the way to Cedar Falls. It’s was a lot longer than we had planned but very pretty once we got there. There are some more challenging areas on this trail. We did struggle on the way back because we were so tired and there is a lot of uphill climbing on the way back.

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gceswol ven

Absolute shit hike
with way to o many people. Might as well walk in a city somewhere.

on Rock House

hiking
14 days ago

Pretty crowded trail. Nice forest along the way, but the rock house itself wasn’t too impressive. Personally like the ash cave better.

on Ash Cave

hiking
14 days ago

Pretty short hike in late afternoon. The cave was great, and we love the tiny fall from the top of the cave. Met a group of ppl having their wedding here. Pretty romantic.

Great hike. Went out on the Gorge Overlook and back in on the Buckeye trail. Just strenuous enough.

hiking
15 days ago

Did this trail this morning. Beautiful walk, stairs gave a little workout, but overall it was great.

Very hot day! The trail and hot spots were crowded, but it did not bother the beauty! A nice moderate hike.

hiking
16 days ago

Too many people and they withhold nature from you by saying you can’t swim.

Another great trail in the hocking hills area. A little crowded at the start of the trail but in between the points of interest it’s a nice quiet trail

21 days ago

This was a great hike on a Sunday evening. Not too crowded. Fun to explore. We came off the trail at a different point than where we started and had to walk along the road for a short distance- keep an eye on the waypoints on the map to avoid this. We didn't mind though. Nice trail!

Love this place to go hiking. It's a good medium trail to hike and I particularly like this trail during the winter.

It’s gorgeous, but I have yet to catch it when it’s not overly busy.

Doing this trail after a light rain, watching the mist dance through the trees in the sunlight, is surely one of my favorite hiking moments to date.

hiking
1 month ago

This area is awesome. the trails have been rerouted through the years to reclaim certain areas. They are also destroying a lot of land to build their buildings and tourist attractions. to fund these new attractions and buildings, they are constantly ticketing for things like; dogs off leash, hiking off trail, swimming. the "enforcers" at this park are not respectful. while this is a strip of a longer hiking trail, this particular area has been taken over as a tourist attraction. not a hiking experience. Also there are no trash cans SO PICK UP YOUR TRASH. PACK IN, PACK OUT.

Nothing better in this area. It can even be turned into a loop and backpacked if you talk to the rangers ahead of time;
http://crazywindhiking.blogspot.com/2017/04/backpacking-in-hocking-hills-yeah-its.html
I would recommend starting from Ash Cave, head to Cedar Falls, then take the rim trail to Old Man’s Cave, and returning by way of the gorge trail

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike, hiked this a lot as a kid with my family

hiking
1 month ago

Favorite place in the park. We went in May and there weren't very many people here since it's kind of out of the way from other parts of the park. Super fun to climb around on the rocks and a great place to cool down if it's a scorcher out.

Beautiful scenery but pretty congested with people. Might be better early in the morning or in the evening.

I live fairly close and do this hike at least once a summer with my dogs. I recommend parking at Cedar Falls and hiking from there to Old Mans Cave first. Then hike on a different trail (thus forming a loop) from there back to Cedar Falls. That’s about 6 miles. I stop at this point to give my dogs a break and do a picnic lunch since the car is nearby. Then from there we hike to Ash Cave and back (another 6 mile round trip but not a loop trail). That makes a total of about 12 miles for the day. It gives both the dogs and me a good workout for the day.

nature trips
1 month ago

cool area very easy just alot of stairs

1 month ago

Beautiful. Very kid friendly.

Plenty of places to stop to cool down and get wet! Fun!!

walking
1 month ago

Nice short trail with cool stone bridges and small water fall. A little over crowded but still nice.

hiking
1 month ago

Awesome sites to see and easy terrain!!

Had a great time

Loved the views and the beautiful rocks.

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