Old Man Cave is a 0.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near South Bloomingville, Ohio that features a waterfall. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
0.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
42 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

cave

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

rocky

hiking
7 days ago

Great place!

1 month ago

I wouldn’t say this was the easiest trail as we took our toddlers and there were a lot of steep stairs but we managed. It is fairly busy but the views are amazing.

hiking
2 months ago

Great views, very child friendly. The only con was that people were smoking cigarettes throughout the trail. I thought Ohio was a “smoke-free” state, judging by the visitors here it’s not. Plus they should set up more recycling bins; the trash was overloaded with plastic.

hiking
3 months ago

Great place to hike! very popular! the ice cream trunk that was there was amazing! I highly recommend going to the rock house trail as well. it is beautiful! also we went to both around 5:30 pm.. not as many people at that time compared to around 1pm.

hiking
3 months ago

Not a bad hike but some parts are blocked or rerouted because they are building a new visitors center. Very popular area.

4 months ago

Great trail for almost anyone to use - be careful going in the winter, as the steps and the trail itself completely ice over.

hiking
4 months ago

A great site seeing place to hike. If you go on a weekend it will be very busy.

5 months ago

that’s gr. be chesslblt f fred. eriks

5 months ago

gceswol ven

5 months ago

Absolute shit hike
with way to o many people. Might as well walk in a city somewhere.

hiking
5 months ago

Did this trail this morning. Beautiful walk, stairs gave a little workout, but overall it was great.

hiking
5 months ago

Too many people and they withhold nature from you by saying you can’t swim.

5 months ago

Love this place to go hiking. It's a good medium trail to hike and I particularly like this trail during the winter.

hiking
6 months ago

This area is awesome. the trails have been rerouted through the years to reclaim certain areas. They are also destroying a lot of land to build their buildings and tourist attractions. to fund these new attractions and buildings, they are constantly ticketing for things like; dogs off leash, hiking off trail, swimming. the "enforcers" at this park are not respectful. while this is a strip of a longer hiking trail, this particular area has been taken over as a tourist attraction. not a hiking experience. Also there are no trash cans SO PICK UP YOUR TRASH. PACK IN, PACK OUT.

hiking
6 months ago

Great hike, hiked this a lot as a kid with my family

nature trips
6 months ago

cool area very easy just alot of stairs

walking
6 months ago

Nice short trail with cool stone bridges and small water fall. A little over crowded but still nice.

hiking
6 months ago

Awesome sites to see and easy terrain!!

7 months ago

Spectacular! Nice trail, scenery and peaceful! Our family’s favorite.

hiking
8 months ago

Love it here!!!!

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
8 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.

hiking
11 months ago

Must see it for yourself

11 months ago

Beautiful in the winter!

Monday, November 27, 2017

A must see while in the area!

Monday, November 20, 2017

You cant go wrong with any of the trails at Hocking Hills!

hiking
Friday, October 06, 2017

Beautiful!! Hope to come back very soon!

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

absolutely the best trip we have taken. the trails down here were all breathtaking!

hiking
1 month ago

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