Grandma Gatewood Trail - Old Man's Cave to Ash Cave

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Grandma Gatewood Trail - Old Man's Cave to Ash Cave is a 10 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Logan, Ohio that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
10.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1430 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

cave

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

rocky

2 days ago

As the parks name the trails we did Hemlock, Whispering Cave, Cedar Falls, Lower Falls/ Old Mans Cave, and Gorge Overlook it was right around 7.5 miles(just over). Lots of fun, but parts were super busy. We had to go off trail to keep from waiting in line(walking narrow paths).

The new bridge that is part of Hemlock Trail is fun. Especially if you have time to get it swinging back and forth.

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7 days ago

The hike along the valley floor between Old Man's Cave and Cedar Falls is 5 stars. Beautiful and fun terrain. The hike from Ceder Falls to Ash Cave is 3 stars at the most. The hike along the rim coming back from Cedar Falls to Old Man's Cave/Visitor's Center is 3 stars. It's a car wide, stroller friendly gravel/dirt road. Rose Lake made the rim trail worth walking.

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7 days ago

Hiked Old Man's Cave to Whispering Cave to Cedar Falls and then up to the Gorge Overlook Trail and back to Old Man's Cave. About 9 miles in total. The route along the Buckeye Trail through the gorge from Old Man's to Cedar Falls was fantastic. The side trip to Whispering Cave was worth doing once but will pass on it in the future. The Gorge Overlook Trail is your standard stroll through the woods without much else. Overall had a great time.

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The scenery was beautiful, but it is definitely a heavily used trail. I felt bad trying to pass people and it wasnt very peaceful because there were so many people. It was a good hike but Id recommend doing the trail on top of the gorge rather than the one inside it if youre looking for some peace.

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21 days ago

Great hike. lots of scenery... lots of people near the caves and waterfalls due to the easy access of the parking lots.... the back woods was nice and peaceful. Loved climbing the fire tower. ☺

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29 days ago

This is a great hike and exceeded my expectations. I have done a few hikes in California and Colorado, and though this trail may not compare, it is a wonderful hike in the middle of Ohio.

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