Explore the most popular dogs on leash 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.

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

on Rock House

20 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

20 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.

20 days ago

Very easy trail. Great value for the effort. Love the elegant fall and the pond. Chilling at the shore was very relaxing.

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

21 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.

22 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

28 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!

awesome hike. just be prepared, bring water and a lunch.

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

Great challenges between OM Cave and CF. Lots of fun. Made up for parking lot crowds

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.

a great 12 mile hike!!!

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.

Saturday and Sundays they have a shuttle if you hike the long trails that will take you back to your original destination. 10.00 each but worth it if you’re tired

Challenging but beautiful! Went on a Saturday and was heavily populated with hikers! Trail walkers are the best! Smiling and having fun

Nothing better in this area. It can even be turned into a loop and backpacked if you talk to the rangers ahead of time;
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

1 month ago

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

I was very disappointed in this spot. it was easy to get to and did have the potential to be beautiful but it was EXTREMELY crowded. We did go on a Saturday late morning on a nice day in early summer so that probably didn't help matters much but I got the impression that this was a local swimming hole. I couldn't get nice pictures of the falls or surrounding area because there were too many little kids swimming around and it was not at all relaxing or enjoyable to be there because all of the giddy screaming echoed off the surrounding rock. There was also a substantial amount of litter around, we even walked past one tree with a pile of dirty diapers under it. Also, there is not much parking at this spot. I wouldn't recommend going here unless it is a crappy day or maybe if it is mid-week, early morning before all of the obnoxious kids get there.

Did this route today. Was really fun. Have not run in Hocking Hills for 30 years. Trails were only muddy in a few places. Maps everywhere making you able to connect trails for a nice loop. Good workout.
Running here you have to understand there are time you will stop or slow down for hikers. I prefer that on long slow runs. Helps me keep an easy pace. All the hikers were super friendly. Water was cool. Plan to run here again. Just wish Ohio had more elevation.

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.

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