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Hocking Hills State Park, Ohio

#1 of 116 in Nature in Ohio
From gorges to waterfalls, and rock shelters to cliffs, natural beauty abounds in Hocking Hills State Park. The massive park is split into five sections, named for their top features: Old Man’s Cave, Cedar Falls, Ash Cave, Cantwell Cliffs, and Rock House. The most popular, Old Man’s Cave, is a deep gorge named for one of its early inhabitants, recluse Richard Rowe who made the cave his home in the late 1700s. Many companies offer organized activities such as canoeing, horseback riding, and ziplining. You can also choose to make use of the many hiking trails, fishing spots, or fully equipped campgrounds. Before you head to Ohio, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Ohio trip builder site , to make sure you see all that Ohio has to offer, including Hocking Hills State Park.
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  • We researched the park and its' many trails for days, and were still in awe at the beauty of this place. On this trip (we're definitely going back) we went to Old Man's Cave, Rock House, and the Gorge...  more »
  • So pretty here. There are many waterfalls, so I suggest going after a small storm. March is a good month to go bc it's not crowded. One of my favorite places! ❤️  more »
  • Good for just about anyone looking to experience some of the most beautiful scenery in Ohio. There is relatively easy access to parking, picnic areas, and the caves. If you are interested in a longer hike, you can head down to Cedar Falls or even all the way to Ash Cave for a relatively easy 12-mile round trip. The areas around the caves and falls themselves are always crowded, so be prepared. Definitely a must for anyone within a day's drive. They are building a new visitor center and it looks like a big upgrade over the old one!
  • Fun for the whole family! We visited whispering cave, old man's cave, Ash cave, and cedar falls. All of the trails were well maintained and well marked. The Park rangers were very helpful and provided us with a great map to help us plan our hikes. We will definitely visit again.

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