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17 hours ago

Well marked trail that was not crowded with people. The trail followed the river for the most part and was very peaceful. The lower sections were muddy from the rain the previous day, but the mud was not too much that you couldn’t still enjoy the hike.

I think the only way to enjoy this hike is after either a several week drought in the summer or weeks of below freezing in the dead of winter. The mid was really awful and it took us forever to finish due to all of the slipping and slopping. The best parts were that it is well marked, good ups and downs and of course Blue Hen Falls in the beginning.

No dogs...the views are nice but each lap is only 1.5 miles. Think I like edge water better.

1 day 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.

1 day ago

A short trail and uphill climb lead to another beautiful stone outcrop with an amazing waterfall slowly dropping into an azure pool amongst the sandy floor. Another humbling experience that can't be missed when you visit the park. The trail to the cave is around 1 mile.

The Gorge trail was mostly paved but disappeared near the end for some awe inspiring views and another set of falls.

1 day 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.

Not bad. Not sure I would rate as “ hard “ though. Very muddy this time of year so bring a change of shoes !

Pros: good distance for a quick, easy hike.
Cons: Trail is not well marked, there are numerous side trails, and in some areas the trail is so rarely traveled, it is difficult to tell what is the trail.

We went while it was snowing... so a handful of places were icy. It was beautiful, very quiet and a fun adventure to start our day! It was marked very well. I can only imagine how beautiful it is during the fall!! We only did the big/little Lyon Falls. Then back to the cover bridge and down to hog hollow! Can’t wait to come back.

Good hike almost 4 miles. Always like seeing the falls. First time taking this trail.

I’d rate this a 3.5. The back half of trail by the river was lovely. Nice opportunity for pics. We also enjoyed a few off trail adventures out on the bluffs. Perfect for dogs. Not too many people. A lot of trash near the river. We made this a 3.6 mile hike by exploring the bluffs and river. I’ll be back.

Good views and hills. Hard to believe your only an hour from Columbus.

3 days ago

The reservoir rim path is around 1 1/2 miles, with the outer walkway offering around 2 miles. There is parking on the north side, off Precision way, which also services the Disc golf course. There is a parking lot to the south off Kibble road, which also serves the boat ramp to put fishing boats on the water.

on Ash Cave

4 days ago

Absolutely my favorite trail in Hocking Hills. We went in mid-March and it lightly snowed making everything even more beautiful. It is an easy trail that is paved about 80% of the way. The upper rim trail is not paved but is easy as well.

I can't understand why this isn't visited more. This is one of my favorite hike of all the trails in Hocking Hills (the rim is even better). The gorge is amazing with the massive cliff faces surrounding it. There are multiple caves along the trail as nice as Whispering Cave and even close to Old Man's Cave. For some reason, they paved the trail for most of the way. As soon as the pavement ends, the trail gets really good.

Well maintained and fantastic hiking with plenty of variety in terrain. Will definitely do again.

Decent overall, but trail could use some maintenance. Also, I went today (March 12, 2018) and two significant portions of the trail were completely underwater.
Two stretches are along roads, one of which is quite busy.
Some nice secluded stretches and a pleasant stroll through Pioneer Village.

Great for a quick loop or two! Beautiful pond off of one of trails!!

The outer loop is very neat with scenic spots along the way. Take your time and enjoy the easy trail.

Trail is beautiful and easy, stair cases and a beautiful view of the waterfall make this a treat to see. Easy for kids, so good as a family outing. Would see this again.

Can combine with the other out-back trail to make as much as 8 Miles. Be careful after heavy rains or snow melts...trail is pretty low and can have areas flood. Very well marked. Lot of wild life, deer are nearly tame. Clean bathrooms and lots of parking. Highly recommend

We’ve done this hike a couple of times and my dogs enjoyed it as well.

9 days ago

Very scenic! Was pretty greasy because of all the moisture so was fairly difficult throughout most of the hike! Will definitely revisit when it dries out!

Decent trail, however it's unfortunately not marked at all. Can be pretty rocky + steep at parts so I'd be careful bringing kids along.

9 days ago

Excellent winter hike! Little muddy, but trail is well maintained so not a huge deal.

This is a beautiful place.

Beautiful, awesome trail !!!

9 days ago

This is a beautiful trail. My son (8) and I always choose the Gorge because it is definitely one of the prettiest hiking areas near us. We started going when my son was only 5, and he could keep up and handle it then. It definitely is a little tricky in some spots tho. The rock formations are amazing. You have to walk through two rocks that are split apart and that’s really cool for a kid (and me) to do. There is a huge rock that sticks out over the walking path and you are able to go underneath it and there are teeny tiny waterfalls that you can see coming off that rock in the warmer weather. It definitely worth taking a look at it!!! A lot of great pictures and memories were made there

10 days ago

coulda done with less mud but "spring", ealry march, is mud season so not much you can do... but was a great trail with great views

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