Conkle's Hollow Gorge Trail

EASY 109 reviews

Conkle's Hollow Gorge Trail is a 1.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Rockbridge, Ohio that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until November.

DISTANCE
1.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
82 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

cave

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

Beautiful trail overlooking a gorge. There is a 2.5 mile trail around the outside of the gorge. There is also a cement trail the goes out and back inside the gorge. The rim trail often traverses very close to the cliff edge. Parents should be careful with children

walking
1 day ago

Paved trail with lots of other trail head intersections. Great for kids in strollers.

1 month ago

Simply gorgeous. Especially in the fall and winter.

1 month ago

6-24-18

walking
1 month ago

Amazingly beautiful for an easy lovely hike. We almost skipped this one- don't, it was so beautiful especially on a 90+ day!

1 month ago

This was a great trail! Very peaceful and beautiful. Definitely continue on after the paved portion ends. My boys and I had the waterfall area at the end to ourselves for a while on a Sunday afternoon. We loved it! Look forward to a return trip!

walking
2 months ago

Beautiful views. Paved trail made it easy to take our little ones. The rock formations are high, and the plant life is amazing. Surprised this isn’t more well known.

hiking
3 months ago

Easy trail but you definitely need to continue past the end of the paved trail. The gorge continues to narrow until it comes to a point ending with a waterfall. One of the coolest areas in the entire region.

hiking
3 months ago

We did the entire park. It’s not large, but the gorge is cool. Some high, sheer drop offs. Go here to avoid the crowds that Old Man’s cave has.

hiking
5 months ago

The Gorge trail was mostly paved but disappeared near the end for some awe inspiring views and another set of falls.

hiking
5 months ago

I can't understand why this isn't visited more. This is one of my favorite hike of all the trails in Hocking Hills (the rim is even better). The gorge is amazing with the massive cliff faces surrounding it. There are multiple caves along the trail as nice as Whispering Cave and even close to Old Man's Cave. For some reason, they paved the trail for most of the way. As soon as the pavement ends, the trail gets really good.

hiking
5 months ago

The outer loop is very neat with scenic spots along the way. Take your time and enjoy the easy trail.

6 months ago

Beautiful scenery and cedar pines!

7 months ago

Very easy short hike along a small stream into a beautiful ravine with high rock cliffs and a small waterfall.

hiking
9 months ago

Nothing to special for the length you have to hike. Suspension bridge was pretty cool but could have skipped this one if you are in a time crunch visiting Hocking Hills

10 months ago

beautiful easy hike with a beautiful surprise at the end.

hiking
10 months ago

Honestly surprised to see concrete sidewalk for 75% of this trail, would have thought Old Man's Cave would have been first for that, the only reason I gave it any stars is because of the white clay deposit down by the lower falls that you can wet down and smear on your hands to do a more natural "rock signing" with hand prints or initials instead of the "frowned upon carvings"

hiking
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Cool space, very easy hike with great accessibility, which explained then numbers when I went. Would recommend to those in the area of the neighboring trails that are abundant there.

hiking
Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

This was a great short walk. Very easy and a lot to see. I would totally do it again.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Nice, easy, scenic trail to start a day of hiking

Saturday, June 24, 2017

It was a good walk.. I don't recommend kids on these paths to close to the edges. Made me nervous at some parts of the hike.

hiking
Tuesday, May 09, 2017

This an ecosystem that has survived several millennia since the last ice sheet retreated. It's unique to the midwest and supports trees, moss, lichen, and wildlife more common to Canada.

Sunday, May 07, 2017

Once on the ridge, mostly flat hiking with enjoyable views. Just need to be cautious of ridge edge.

hiking
Sunday, February 19, 2017

Pretty good short hike.. weekend busy for sure but not out of control.

hiking
Wednesday, January 18, 2017

We got lucky and yesterday offered a light fog which made everything feel Majestic. This was by far our favorite hike. Short but amazing!

walking
Monday, January 02, 2017

Perfect January day for a walk on a beautiful trail!

hiking
Saturday, November 26, 2016

the boys and I did this early spring 2016. Lots of ice formations along the cliffs but it was still very green, it had a magical feel the boys loved it despite the cold and wind.

hiking
Monday, August 08, 2016

Very nice, even in the winter.

hiking
Saturday, May 21, 2016

One if my favorites.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Beautiful views. It was raining so we only did the lower gorge hike. Safe and handicap accessible walkway until very end where walkway ends and you navigate across small creek and some uneven terrain to reach waterfall. Truly a breathtaking area and worth the travel time. I want to return to do the upper gorge section soon.

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