Explore the most popular State Parks in Ohio with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

trail running
1 hour ago

hiking, walking, trail running...backpacking trek training...best all round trail for those pursuits around. You can cut it in half if you don't have time for the full 3.2 by taking the shorter trail option, well marked, name evades me! New trails cut, and just lovely. good elevation gain, hike along the creek, and up along the ridge and plateau with meadows and grassland. nice!

Nice fairly flat trail with some rocks and roots for a Sunday stroll. Next to the Mohican River the majority of the way. Used it to help get the children ready for something bigger and test a new pack. 7.5 round trip.

Always something new to see

the trail was well maintained and a perfect hike for our 2 dogs. there are a lot of stairs but it wasnt bad. there is a nice area we let the dogs play in the creek just off the path.

21 hours ago


nice trail

challenging .theres a lot of incline, decline and steps. but very beautiful.

great trails and climbs. you make it what you want. Do more climbs, for more difficulty and more improvement in fitness. this trail has it all if your willing to go off trail just a bit for some challenging climbs and decents.

1 day ago

Great for a leisurely stroll

The trail is 60% mountain bike trail, but there weren't many bikes on the trail (early May). It was a quiet hike through the forest with plenty of wildlife (deer, beaver, hawks, woodpeckers). My tracker (android) also gave 14.2 miles.

Love hiking here. We go on the MTN bike trails when they're closed to bikers. It's a great hike with many switchbacks in and out of the woods along the lake! The dog loves to tag along :)

Easy to get lost. Recomend having a compass.

Nice shades trail, however there was a lot of trees across the trail. I also thought we'd be able to get to the lake, but the bank drops off to the water.

Gorgeous trails, foot traffic gets a little heavy around 10-10:30am.
Going early is always really nice.
Will walk this trail again and again, never gets old! Simply beautiful.

Very rocky and is more like 4.5 miles long. Trail markers are confusing.

3 days ago

Great walk, and fun for kids. cool little waterfall and wadding area.

3 days ago

Not a bad hike but some parts are blocked or rerouted because they are building a new visitors center. Very popular area.

3 days ago

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

Really a fun trail. Out and back. We were lucky that the pink lotus blossoms were in bloom and carpeted the lake. It was so beautiful.

Short and sweet.

easy mountain bike trail!!!

amazing short walk. beautifully maintained.

Great trail for almost anyone to use - be careful going in the winter, as the steps and the trail itself completely ice over.

5 days ago

solid hike. the trails were perfectly maintained.

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.

6 days ago

Light House was great

Great trails! Very accessible and great for the whole family! Took my nieces 5 & 7 and they did awesome and really enjoyed the hike. We saw squirrels, turtles, salamanders, etc. Stoney Brook waterfall was pretty but you don’t get to see it from straight on but you see it from the side views. Wish I was able to see it straight on. There are a lot of steps to hike down to and back up. The entire Penitentiary Glen was beautiful and super fun to explore. My nieces loved today! The Nature Center, the animals, the Nature Exploring Area, everything was wonderful! Great outdoors summer day!

This park is a wonderful place to find solitude. Plenty of wildlife to cross your path as you make your way around the loop. In the middle is the Monarch Trail where you will meet many types of insects. Great escape close to the city with plenty of enjoyable views over looking the lake.

A web of trails. Better to the All Trails' GPS if it's your first time.

7 days ago

Loved the rock cliffs and rock house.

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