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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.

Had a great time

Loved the views and the beautiful rocks.

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.

2 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.

Best hike in the Hocking Hills. Personally, I would call it moderate in difficulty.

Love this place

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.

15 days ago

Beautiful. Nice waterfall.

15 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.

18 days ago

Pictures don't do it justice.

Great views between rocks, caves, waterfalls, etc. it was pretty heavily trafficked on a weekend day but the views made the difference. There are a lot of trail options though which made for great options and variety.

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

27 days ago

We liked the narrow stairs through the rock down to the grotto. Up around the rim we found less people, which was nice. Very long drive for us to get there so not sure when we’ll go back.

Beautiful area, but like to of people on the weekend. If you can go during the week, I’d do it.

1 month ago

Love it here!!!!

Trails were in good shape even though we’ve had heavy rains lately. A few areas are tricky, but the group of 11 Scouts and 2 younger siblings had no problems. Parking lots are nice and have bathrooms & Water.

Neat hike, pretty easy. Cool water falls (3) Trails not marked well and needs better ways to get over streams with out getting wet.

1 month ago

Another heavenly masterpiece
Nice paved trails
Not crowded on weekdays

1 month ago

awesome views! took my dog with me and he loved it as well. cedar falls and old man's cave get really busy but the gorge part of the trail was very quiet. would definitely do again! parking lot was fairly empty around 8:30am but at the end of the hike the place was packed.

Very beautiful scenery. I’ve hiked all of Hocking Hills and this trail is by far my favorite! I don’t think it should be rated as “Hard” though, lol. It is an easy-medium trail.

Beautiful chilly spring day to enjoy this trail. The first half getting to cedar falls wore us out so taking the overlook trail on the way back was a nicer relaxing walk.

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.

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.

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