Conkle's Hollow Gorge Trail

EASY 75 reviews

Conkle's Hollow Gorge Trail is a 1.2 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
1.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
68 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

30 days ago

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

hiking
2 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

3 months ago

beautiful easy hike with a beautiful surprise at the end.

hiking
3 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
5 months ago

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
5 months ago

6 months ago

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

6 months ago

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

6 months ago

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
8 months ago

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.

8 months ago

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

hiking
10 months ago

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

hiking
11 months ago

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.

hiking
Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Great accessible trail in the gorge. A great, easy walk during a hot summer day, as it's cool and damp under all the hemlock trees.

hiking
Sunday, July 12, 2015

I felt like I was in a jungle while in the gorge. The rim trail was scenic. Like others has stated, it can be very dangerous for small children. This was my favorite hike at Hocking Hills despite Old Man cave trail being longer and Ash caves such a spectacle.

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