Explore the most popular walking 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.

Steps and steps and more steps! Loved it

on Rock House

hiking
2 days ago

pretty crowded, steep steps, requires some careful climbing, goes to inside of a cave formation with uneven ground. kids love it for exploring, feels like a short walk just a little challenging

hiking
2 days ago

nice short easy trail that takes you into the woods, nice scenery and nature walk, paved

hiking
4 days ago

Nice, short hike. Lots of people.

beautiful w dramatic scenery

I would say this is a moderate trail. Many, many, steps! Not good for small children. Steep drop offs and you must come up and down the narrow steep steps. However fun for adults and older children who are active and can handle climbing back up to the top.

Very pretty trail! After the pavement stops there is a waterfall worth going forward for.

The description nails it, an older trail system, along with many old worn and narrow steps but well worth the trip for the semi adventurer. It’s farther out and the cliff faces offer many unique structures and picture moments.
Not to be compared to Old mans cave but a combination of Ash Cave and Rock House. It offers a “yellow loop trail” taking you out along the creek and heavily wooded.

The Old mans cave area trails are very beaten and over populated along with idiots climbing where they shouldn’t and trashing the place. If you can stray from holidays

hiking
1 month ago

One of my favorites in the Hocking Hills area!! Beautiful scenery, slightly challenging and fun. The Rock House cave is really cool. Loved this trail!

1 month ago

Loved hiking this trail!

Paved trail with lots of other trail head intersections. Great for kids in strollers.

hiking
2 months ago

A lot of stairs on this trail. Small dogs would have a hard time on this trail.

Thought this was the least impressive of all the Hocking Hills area trails. Initial rock structures were beautiful but after that it's just woods; I can see that anywhere in Ohio. If you're in the area; Ash Cave, Old Man's Cave, Cedar Falls, Rock House, and Conkle's Hollow were much more beautiful hikes.

hiking
2 months 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!

Simply gorgeous. Especially in the fall and winter.

hiking
3 months 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
3 months ago

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

walking
3 months ago

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!

3 months 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!

4 months ago

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
4 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.

trail running
5 months ago

My first time to the park and easy to find coming from Columbus. Saw some hikers and trail runners in the parking lot. Various trails which can be combined to make for a longer hike. There are no water faucets in the park so you have to take all the water you need. I combined a few trails and ended up with 11 miles exploring the park. Great mix of single track trail and forest road. Enjoyed the rolling hills and only saw a few people. if you want a good trail run and some elevation I highly recommend this metro park. No idea if swimming in Clear Creek is allowed next to the parking lot. There is a private camp, Camp Wyandot, on the other side of the creek.

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
5 months ago

Pictures don't do it justice.

hiking
5 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.

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