Explore the most popular kid friendly 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.

Just beautiful! Hiked from Old Mans Cave Parking lot along the upper falls trail to Cedar Falls. Was about 4 miles one way. We got quite a bit of rain today so all the streams and falls were going really good. One of my favorite spots to hike with lots of trails from easy to moderate. Such a great place and so close to home.

3 days ago

This trail is closed right now. I couldn’t find any information saying when it would be open again. I ended up doing cedar falls trail instead. Thank goodness it was dog friendly.

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11 days ago

Hiked this in the winter time and it was truly magical. We hiked through some really icy patches, yak trax were 100% necessary in the lower gorge. We hiked through beautiful frozen falls and springs in every direction. We will definitely make the trip in the winter again this year for the beautiful experience.

15 days ago

Nice. Would be fabulous when falls are flowing fully.

16 days ago

Beautiful. Nice waterfall.

16 days ago

Spectacular! Nice trail, scenery and peaceful! Our family’s favorite.

The cave is very cool and much less crowded than the others. Definitely worth checking out

I did the section of this trail from Old Mans cave to Cedar Falls and it was my favorite section in the entire area. Particularly the section from Hemlock bridge to cedar falls is spectacular. Definitely recommend it. Doing the longer side trails allows you some privacy from the main groups who park right at the main attractions, also one of the best cliffs and waterfalls is on this trail.

Great mix of popular sightseeing and bushwacking/trail blazing. Follow the blue trail markers up to Old Man's Cave, then the white trail markers back down to the trailhead

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1 month ago

Love it here!!!!

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1 month ago

Another heavenly masterpiece
Nice paved trails
Not crowded on weekdays

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1 month ago

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2 months ago

The campsite we stayed at had a trail that lead to Old Man's Cave so we decided that would be where our journey would start. We traveled downhill and through a small construction site where the new Visitors Center is being built and headed for the cave. It was like stepping into another world as the trail transitioned from dense forest to an open rocky gorge with running waterfalls and sandy pools. The stone bridges and steps that twist and turn through the gorge were fantastical. I had high expectations but these were quickly surpassed by the views and cliff faces.

hiking
2 months ago

A short trail and uphill climb lead to another beautiful stone outcrop with an amazing waterfall slowly dropping into an azure pool amongst the sandy floor. Another humbling experience that can't be missed when you visit the park. The trail to the cave is around 1 mile.

on Ash Cave

2 months ago

Absolutely my favorite trail in Hocking Hills. We went in mid-March and it lightly snowed making everything even more beautiful. It is an easy trail that is paved about 80% of the way. The upper rim trail is not paved but is easy as well.

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2 months ago

Hocking Hills is amazing, so beautiful.

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4 months ago

Must see it for yourself

Beautiful in the winter!

4 months ago

Beautiful, easy, not too crowded. Went in late December. The falls were starting to freeze and were gorgeous!

5 months ago

Very easy short hike to picturesque rock overhang with waterfall and shallow pool.

A must see while in the area!

5 months ago

beautiful views

You cant go wrong with any of the trails at Hocking Hills!

The falls are beautiful. The scenery is just overall amazing!

This place is just beautiful.

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6 months ago

Easy trail with a great view at the end. Definitely recommend to put this on your must see list when visiting the Hocking Hills area.

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6 months ago

I got there right before the sun was setting. I hiked down to falls and got some good pictures. Then I wanted to hike down to Old Mans Cave. But I only made it a 1 1/2 mike & then I turned around, it was dark by that time. IT WAS SUPER SCARY,DARK. I’ll be back I really enjoyed the scenery. Especially during fall

Pleasant

Went on 10/21/17. Ample parking at trail head. I would rate the trail as mildly difficult (there are not many flat areas to walk, a good portion of the trail is on a decline down to the cave and incline back up). It took us an hour to walk down to the cave and back up to the parking lot. Age ranges on the trail varied from young to older, also saw several dogs on the trail. It was very busy and some of the trail is very narrow making it a little more difficult to safely walk past other people. My 10 year old daughter needed some help with parts of the trail (on some of the steeper declines). The cave is very large and pretty, though not as impressive as others in the area. It does have a lot of large rocks to sit on to rest while looking at the views (but with so many people in the cave at once, it turned more into a people-watching event). There was a small waterfall but it had dried down to a few drips (there hasn't been much rain in the area lately).

nature trips
7 months ago

My first trip to Ash Cave. We wanted an easy walk after finishing our hike at the Whispering Cave trail, so we took the accessible trail which was beautiful, lots of things to look at on the way. I have been to Old Man's, Rock House and Whispering Cave and this is the most impressive of them all. The 100 ft waterfall was beautiful and we were able to play in the stream. The cave was busy but not overly crowded. Someone was using the cave for their wedding at the time and there was also someone who had set up a xylophone and was playing (which made for an interesting sound throughout the cave). Still plenty of room to wander around. Can't wait to go back and check it out this winter when the waterfall is frozen.

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