Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve, Rockbridge

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Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve is a deep, cool gorge, which is only 100 feet wide in places and is considered by some to be the deepest in Ohio.
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  • If you are within a 1-2 hr drive stop at Conkle’s Hollow. There are two trails one close to 1 mile mostly paved the other 2 mile trail. The two mile trail walks around the cliffs. I chose the 1 mile t...  more »
  • This place was so beautiful. It looks like the setting of King Kong or Jurassic Park. My 4 year old and my 65 year old mom were able to walk all the way, no issues. We did not take the upper rim trail...  more »
  • This place is such a nice hike. We went on a warm day in February and had such nice views. The parking lot is real close to the trail head and even has bathrooms (that weren't open when we were there for unknown reasons). There is a trail through the hollow and a trail on the rim. Together, there are about 3 miles. The trail through the hollow is super easy and paved, but to see the waterfall, it's a more difficult trail climbing over some rocks. The rim trail is fairly easy and flat after climbing a bunch of steps to get up there. The trails are well maintained and easy to follow. I definitely recommend visiting the trails if you're in the area.
  • Beautiful views from above on the upper rim trail which is about a 2.5 mile loop. The lower trail mostly concrete and is about a 1 mile out and back and has an amazing waterfall. Go early and beet the crowds as it can be busy.

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