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good way to start the day

1 day ago

Many stairs. Iwatch counts it as over 40 flights. Not long but
Mighty. Can be steep and slippery in icy weather wear traks

Nice area for a walk. The falls are close if you take the path to the right. The trail is wide and well marked.

Just went again today! great for a family walk with the dogs, not very busy at all this time of year. The water is down so you can walk the shore line on the back half.

we've been going here for years! never knew it was considered hard

We did the entire perimeter loop for 12.8 miles. There were really good stretches of this hike but the two sections where you have to walk on the road to get around the lake were kind of a bummer. Not at all strenuous, beyond just a longer distance. I enjoyed it but there are much better day hikes elsewhere and prob wouldn’t come back. Trail was well marked and maintained.

hiking
2 days ago

Great place!

It turns out the northeast section of this trail map does not exist. The supposed connections to the main paths are covered in dense bushes, without any indication of a path. Like other have said, part of the trail is really muddy. Like, only mud. Also, parts of it do not exist. And other parts require crossing a stream. It's like, the map will tell you where you need to go, but it's up to you to figure out how to get there.

Great resource for many different trail experiences. Well kept and well marked trails, plus the visitor center is a cozy place to stop by afterwards. The children's playscape is designed nicely and a fun bonus area.

Beautiful setting, well kept trails, and the creek is picturesque. Can't wait for warm weather to let my kids take a dip!

Best to be there in both winter and summer. Both are very beautiful

hiking
5 days ago

I love this trail. Very well marked with a lot of hills and great views. It was very beautiful to go and sit at the high point and eat my lunch before I finished my hike.

Two options. My pup and I will start with the Ansel Cave trail because it’s shorter and some decent hills and terrain. Then we will end with the long Pioneer Bridle trail. Loooveee the trail, but hate how about 30% of it is either right next to the road or in someone’s very expensive backyard. Decent hills and pretty surroundings.

hiking
7 days ago

Long trail, but overall very nice and secluded. Signs can get confusing. Lots of different environments that you get to experience and walk through. A few pretty waterfalls. My pup and I take a nice nap after this trail. I uploaded a photo that is either at the beginning or the end depending on where you start.

After a nice rain the waterfall was great! Made for some great pictures! Wear boots and check out the caves along the railroad tracks :)

Very well maintained trail. I really enjoyed the step stones across the creek.

Love this place.

Beautifully marked trail & rewarding landmarks along the way

Beautiful overlook – the clearing takes you wonderfully by surprise. Haven’t seen a view like this in Ohio.

It’s was great! Super quiet. Great trail with the dogs

not a difficult trail, nice views probly better when it's nicer out

on Gorge Trail

10 days ago

High road trail is closed

The park could really use some work to get rid of invasive species. I have identified 5 different invasive species that are taking over the park. I love this park and grew up creek walking there so its very sad to see how over grown with invasives it is.

12 days ago

One of my favorite spots in Hocking Hills. They added a concrete wall inside of the formation to prevent you from climbing out on the edge now but you can easily hop over it. There’s an easy way there, and “difficult”. Views from here in the fall are spectacular!

Dripping Rock is one of the best trails in central Ohio, and adding the Overlook is a good way to add some distance and a nice view to your hike.

This hike had been on my list for awhile. Wow, was it worth the wait! The trail is well maintained and the scenery is some of the best I have seen in this general region of the state. There is definitely some terrain here, expect to do some steep climbs and descents (well, steep for Ohio!) but they reward with views from on top of some outstanding rock formations.

backpacking
15 days ago

Nice trail, good views of the lake this time of year. Mainly a mountain bike trail. Some muddy areas today. Poorly marked. My Garmin clocked 3.2 miles.

This one quickly jumped to the top of our favorites list. We loved that within a few minutes of being out of the car we were already exploring caves. Really great trail!

Was a very busy trail, lost count how many other hikers and walkers we passed. The hike was well worth the views of the falls at the end. Don't forget to take a camera.

Pretty easy trail. Cool scenery. The waterfall is better than a lot of others I’ve seen in this area. Pretty muddy in November but still cool.

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