Hocking Trail is a 5.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near South Bloomingville, Ohio that features a waterfall. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, trail running, camping, and backpacking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
This is just Grandma Gatewood minus Ash Cave Trail. We set out to do the entire thing this time, but it was muddy and slippery in spots, so we tired out and decided to complete Ash Cave, which we saw last time.
This is still one of my most favorite trails. It's so much fun and a great work out with the most amazing views. I love Cedar Falls. They are beautiful this time of year.
this place is like none other in ohio. love the cliffs. moderate traffic. is more difficult after rain.
Absolutely beautiful! The sandstone is an amazing sight to see! Bird watching can be difficult, as for the hemlocks are very tall and hard to see the smaller birds.
Beautiful hike. Multiple waterfalls, a lake, and loops the entire way so you don't have to see the same thing twice.
A recommendation from a neighbor. Beautiful during July, just rained so the trails were a bit slippery from mud. Walked 7.5 miles in flip-flops, but stayed on the marked trails. A lot of the points of interest can be driven to with short to semi short trail walking if you have people with you that can't hike long distances. My husband, dog, and I will be back!
One of the best trails in Ohio. hiked with my girlfriend after setting up camp in the park. A mostly easy trail, but can be semi-challenging at times, depending on conditions. Connects to other trails to be as challenging or easy as you desire. Either way, great views the entire trip!
One of the best, well maintained parks I have been to for Hiking. By far the best in Ohio. Family friendly, amazing sites, swimming holes, water falls, cliffs, caves, clean air, cabins with hot tubs, zip lining, and lots of trails.
***My review below was for Old Man's Cave (proper name??) which was about a 1/2-1 mile long, easy, trail.
Gorgeous trail that loops low into the ravine and back up through the forest. Get to pass through some rocks that make you feel like you're in a cave for a few secs! Interesting history and beautiful picture opportunities. Can be a little crowed (on weekends especially) since it is a fairly easy trail. Not handicap friendly, however, which is a huge bummer. Even too difficult with tree roots for a person who needs a cane due to a stoke. BUT! Scenery is gorgeous enough to just hang and enjoy!