Trail Area

Hocking Hills State Park

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Located in southeastern Ohio, Hocking Hills State Park is the busiest Ohio State Park. Stunning in every season, visitors can look forward to views of wildflowers adorning the forest floor in springtime and vivid foliage in the fall.

The park features towering cliffs, waterfalls and deep, hemlock-shaded gorges and recess caves.

The scenic features of the seven areas of the Hocking Hills State Park complex are full of geological, and native history.

Key features of Hocking Hills State park are, Old Man’s Cave, Cedar Falls, Whispering Cave, Ash Cave, Rock House, Conkel’s Hollow, and Cantwell Cliff.

Ohio’s Buckeye Trail, 1444 mile backpacking trail, traverses through Hocking Hills while it circumnavigates Ohio. The portion though Hocking Hills is dedicated to Emma (Grandma) Gatewood.

Area Features

Rangers Yes
Emergency support
within 5 miles
Nearby convenience store Yes
Trash Disposal No

Trail Area Highlights

Currently there is no Lodge available on the State Park. Current plans to rebuild after a fire are still a few years off.

Visitor Center is under construction and due to reopen Spring 2019.


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