Rock House

MODERATE 99 reviews
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Rock House is a 0.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Rockbridge, Ohio that features a cave. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

0.9 miles
203 feet

dogs on leash


nature trips







2 days ago

This place was again amazing as you can walk through areas that have been carved into the rock. The trail to and from the rock house was riddled with large boulders and natural sandstone steps that offered a little improvisational climbing. Trail length was around 1.5 miles.

2 months ago

Me and my sons favorite of all! We pictured the Bible and how king David and his men hide in caves and how we would soooooo be down! Lol this park is such a awesome place to see!

2 months ago

Rock House is an awesome stone feature. The hike is very short and easy. Do yourself a favor, and go when it’s cold, rainy, or early on a weekday, as it will be crowded in peak times. Hang out inside of the feature, and let your eyes adjust to see the layers of color in the stone.

4 months ago

Awesome views. Big cave rooms nestled in the rock.

5 months ago

Pros: Really amazing rock feature, short easy hike to it. LOTS of cute and well behaved dogs along the way.
Cons: Oh. My. Goodness. Sooooo crowded. Almost standing room only inside the rocks structure, to the point that it ruined the experience. Would never go on a weekend again.

5 months ago

A fun short hike well worth checking out! I gave it four stars because it’s easy to get lost if you loop around you end up in a different parking lot. My son walked ahead (he’s 15) and ended up a mile down the road because of not being able to find where we started.

5 months ago

Beautiful hike, very serene area. Worth the visit, was there on the weekend and it was very busy.

6 months ago

Everyone should make a trip here. It's pretty, especially in autumn. The trail down is steep and relatively short. Rock House is cool and dark and has some nice views. It's almost always busy and filled with kids who like to scream so they can hear their voice echo. You should check it out, if only once.

8 months ago

From a beginners standpoint this was fairly challenging. Can be very slippery in some places so definitely wear the right shoes. But overall this was a gorgeous hike. The cave is amazing!!

8 months ago

Such a beautiful hike. Make sure you bring the right shoes. Ones that can get wet would be best so you can have more fun in the water. It was pretty good for a dog, too

10 months ago

Great climb and fun to get inside cave and explore.

11 months ago

Nice short walk.

11 months ago

Great small but tough hike.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

This was amazing! As with my other review of Cantwell Cliffs Loop, these are shorter trails but views unlike anything I have seen. It was a short hike, but challenging as it was chilly, wet and slippery on rocks. It was very muddy which was a bit tricky near edges, so just be careful.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Short & relatively easy hike. The Rockhouse formation is very cool to venture through.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Quick hike, very neat to see the rock house

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

A must do!

Monday, January 09, 2017

Wonderful quick hike while we were in the area and SO worth it. The rock house amazing. We will definitely be back!

Saturday, November 26, 2016

family favorite, the living historical farm is bananas. the nearby trails are an easy walk. we usually play in the nearby creek on hot summer days.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Loved the caves!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Short hike. To get more into the caves it requires some agility. Can be quite slippery when it's rainy in the fall. Overall very unique and you wont be disappointed.

Monday, August 08, 2016

Beautiful in any season.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

A short hike but well worth it!! We went during the week so it was less crowded. 180 is closed due to construction so there is a detour.

Monday, July 04, 2016

Good hike. Go early on weekends to avoid crowds. Be careful with young children as cliffs are dangerous especially from inside Rockhouse.

Sunday, June 05, 2016

Easy, short, interesting hike.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Relatively short hike to a cool spot. The hike isn't hard but would be challenging to someone with limited mobility or not able to walk a steep hill... While Rock house is a cave, you wouldn't really consider it a caving activity because it's a limited caving experience... Still well worth the experience... If you haven't been before, it's worth making part of your Hocking Hills experience. We combined it with the short version of the Old Man's cave hike from the State Park visitor's center... Combo easily done in 2-3 hours counting drive time between

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Nice short trail, beautiful views.

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Sunday, November 08, 2015

Stay away from the edge.

Sunday, September 06, 2015

The visual beauty is right from a movie.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

this was our second favorite trail out of all 6. it's beautiful and challenging with all the stairs and squeezing through boulders, but the view is fantastic! we were especially in awe when we got to the top and climbed into the rock cave...amazing!!! worth all the steps!!

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