Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve, Rockbridge

4.9
#4 of 115 in Wildlife in Ohio
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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. The cliffs above the gorge are about 200 feet tall. The valley floor is covered in multiple difference species of plants, such as ferns, hemlock, and other wildflowers. It is located within Hocking Hills State Park.
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  • This is a popular place for hiking. Even on a Tuesday afternoon in August, the large parking lot was over three-fourths full. Admission is free, and there are two trails here - the 0.5 mile Gorge... 
    This is a popular place for hiking. Even on a Tuesday afternoon in August, the large parking lot was over three-fourths full. Admission is free, and there are two trails here - the 0.5 mile Gorge...  more »
  • This is right near Hocking Hills State Park and we combined it with some hikes within the state park. On a fall Saturday afternoon, it was definitely busy. We did the lower trail, which was very easy....  more
    This is right near Hocking Hills State Park and we combined it with some hikes within the state park. On a fall Saturday afternoon, it was definitely busy. We did the lower trail, which was very easy....  more »
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  • I cannot express enough how worth it is to visit this park. Short, rewarding trail (don't stop at pavement) to land that genuinely looks prehistoric. Gorgeous ferns cover the landscape with a breathtaking view once you get past the pavement. Perfect to end your day or start your morning. The path is paved until its not, but it is still fairly flat. Highly recommend. Not crowded on a Sunday morning although seems it could get busier throughout the day which would hamper the experience in my opinion.
  • This place is so beautiful and definitely worth checking out! Easy hike, the path is well taken care of and the majority was stroller (or wheelchair) accessible but if you’re able to go down to the stream I recommend! We left the stroller and put the baby in the carrier to get down the rest of the way and it was still a pretty easy hike with beautiful scenery. There were picnic tables near the parking lot that we had our packed lunch at after our hike. Great place that we will visit again!

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