Old Man Cave, Whispering Cave, Cedar Falls Loop

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Hocking Hills State Park

Old Man Cave, Whispering Cave, Cedar Falls Loop is a 7.5 mile loop trail located near South Bloomingville, Ohio that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking.

Length7.5 miElevation gain800 ftRoute typeLoop
Kid friendlyHikingWalkingCaveForestLakeViewsWaterfallWildlife
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Whispering Cave
39.42346, -82.55151
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Gerald Coppock
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Ryan Junior
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This is one of the best hiking trails in Ohio. The only issue with this mapped trail on this app is that with the newly implemented one way systems along this route, it needs to be remapped accordingly as you can't just follow this precisely as it is. You will see multiple waterfalls, caves, foot bridges, rock formations, cliff overlooks, streams and a gorge/lake. *Note to self: go to Hocking Hills more often this time of year as there wasn't hardly any people there compared to the spring and summer.

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Taylor Lynn
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Singady l
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James Romano
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Mostly one ways

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Michael Mcduffie
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Sheila Lee
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Very crowded but worth the hike. Took us about 3 hours or so. We took our time, had lunch and took pictures. Had a great day:)

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Aaron Miller
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OnAJaunt Jaunt
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It was so crowded it was hard to enjoy the site’s. The falls were a mere trickle in early Oct. The trails thinned but the attractions were near miserable crowded. Neat hike. Will need to go back, when less crowded.

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Todd Laubenstein
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Alexander de France
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great hiking spot

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Brenda Parsons
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Crowded at Old Man’s Cave but falls off after Lower falls. You have to choose Whispering Cave or Cedar Cave at this time because trails go one way to prevent cross traffic to help with distancing. Whispering Cave is spectacular and the trees on the trail were in beautiful fall colors.

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Laura Zajac
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Jeff Lewis
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Tavia S Brooks-Vines
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Another great hike with Black Girls Hike Buffalo!!!

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Joe Ritze
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Karla Williams
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beautiful park and there are numerous hikes to do.

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Kevin Owens
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Starts out really slow because there are hundreds of people. They fall off after a mile and then you are on your own. Trails are currently re-routed a bit due to Covid-19 at this time.

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Steven Shaw
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Lots of people and families. which is... is what it is. slowed things down. all the trails have been switched to 1 way which throws off the maps and planning.

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Chris Zappanti
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Stephanie Edwards
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This hike was full of beautiful sights but the trail itself was kind of confusing so it made it really easy to get lost. Also, be sure to go early as this is a popular trail!

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Brittany Perego
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Really nice hike. Just as people are saying, it isn’t very well marked and trails just run together. We ended up accidentally cutting it short and missed cedar falls completely. You really have to have the app up constantly and check the map. Otherwise since some parts are more rigorous it was quieter than the heavily trafficked places. Lots of people at Old Man’s Cave, but Whispering Cave was empty. Would have liked to hike longer, but we really enjoyed what we did get to see.

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Rich Damschroder
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Tricia Marker
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Tooooo many people! Trails not marked well had no idea where in the heck I was going. Cut the trail short and left!

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Tammy Rollins
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Last of it was purple.

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Carrie Burt
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Very long trail, alot of climbing, pretty views, may not be for small children, not for beginners

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Monica Stanley
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This was worth the extra time. Beautiful! Be prepared to climb! I would not take small children on this loop. Some parts are very rocky and steep. Would also not recommend for the beginner.

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Bob Armstrong
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lots of families out on Sunday afternoon... crowds around Old Mans Cave and Cedar Falls but not crowded on trails between. Followed Gorge trail ip to Cedar Falls and took ridge trail back.

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John Maguire
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Excellent hike and a great way to see a bunch of sights at Hocking Hills. My GPS watch recorded this trail at 6.8 miles instead of the listed 7.5 miles. It took us about 2 hours and 30 minutes moving time at a pace of 2.7 mi/hour. We took an additional 30 minutes to have a picnic at Whispering Cave which was very peaceful on a Thursday shortly before sunset, after a little rain. Definitely bring snacks and lots of water! Be aware, there are a few steep climbs that may not be suitable for older or out-of-shape hikers.

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Elizabeth Bennett
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One of my all time favorites for central Ohio very crowded around the falls and caves but traffic slows down when you get away from them, really missed this trail while it was closed over the spring for COVID glad to be back.

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