Explore the most popular nature trips trails near Rockbridge with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
1 day ago

Loved the rock cliffs and rock house.

We hiked this trail on our first trip to the Hocking Hills area. The steps down into the gorge were pretty cool although a little slick in a few places. Once you get to the bottom, you have a choice of two different trails. The red trail is a little more challenging with bigger climbs. We did part of that one then jumped over to the yellow trail which was quite a bit easier. The whole thing is marked as being exactly two miles, but the sections we did, according to my Garmin ended up being 2.3 miles and we left off a good portion of the red loop. We have a 10 year old and a couple of the spots can be a little concerning. Great little hike and I can't wait to go back to explore the rest of the HH trails!

Enjoyed the scenery, glad we took the trekking poles. Various terrain, worth the hike.

Simply gorgeous. Especially in the fall and winter.

This trail provides one of the best payoffs in the Hocking region. Rockbridge is fantastic and might be the impressive geological feature in the area and it is well worth the hike.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful scenery. A nice bit of elevation change here and there. I only wish it was a little longer. The trails were well blazed but clearly there’s been some tree damage in the area. A great little hike with plenty of eye candy.

on Rock House

hiking
1 month ago

Pretty crowded trail. Nice forest along the way, but the rock house itself wasn’t too impressive. Personally like the ash cave better.

Amazingly beautiful for an easy lovely hike. We almost skipped this one- don't, it was so beautiful especially on a 90+ day!

This was a great trail! Very peaceful and beautiful. Definitely continue on after the paved portion ends. My boys and I had the waterfall area at the end to ourselves for a while on a Sunday afternoon. We loved it! Look forward to a return trip!

1 month ago

This was a great hike on a Sunday evening. Not too crowded. Fun to explore. We came off the trail at a different point than where we started and had to walk along the road for a short distance- keep an eye on the waypoints on the map to avoid this. We didn't mind though. Nice trail!

Doing this trail after a light rain, watching the mist dance through the trees in the sunlight, is surely one of my favorite hiking moments to date.

hiking
2 months ago

Favorite place in the park. We went in May and there weren't very many people here since it's kind of out of the way from other parts of the park. Super fun to climb around on the rocks and a great place to cool down if it's a scorcher out.

Beautiful views. Paved trail made it easy to take our little ones. The rock formations are high, and the plant life is amazing. Surprised this isn’t more well known.

We stopped here on our way back to Columbus on a trip. There was good variety in terrain (if you are into that sort of thing) from grass to mud, roots, and rocks. Definitely one of the more rugged and steep trails we had done this weekend but the short distance kept it manageable. Great stop for me and my family! Everyone loved the view of the falls!

Easy trail but you definitely need to continue past the end of the paved trail. The gorge continues to narrow until it comes to a point ending with a waterfall. One of the coolest areas in the entire region.

hiking
3 months ago

Pictures don't do it justice.

hiking
3 months ago

We liked the narrow stairs through the rock down to the grotto. Up around the rim we found less people, which was nice. Very long drive for us to get there so not sure when we’ll go back.

We did the entire park. It’s not large, but the gorge is cool. Some high, sheer drop offs. Go here to avoid the crowds that Old Man’s cave has.

Nice hike wear appreciate footwear, can be muddy. But still loved it.

Neat hike, pretty easy. Cool water falls (3) Trails not marked well and needs better ways to get over streams with out getting wet.

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

hiking
4 months 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.

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.

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

hiking
6 months ago

Very nice.

Beautiful scenery and cedar pines!

hiking
6 months ago

we hiked this trail on new year's eve in low single digit temperatures. there were icy, difficult spots but no special equipment needed... and very few other hikers which made it a favorite! beautiful caves, cliffs, and waterfalls.

hiking
7 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!

hiking
7 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.

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