Tag Archives: Hocking Hills State Park

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Hocking Hills Winter Hike 2014

Hocking Hills 49th Annual Winter Hike Date: January 18th, 2014 The annual winter hike is a 6-mile walk from Old Man’s Cave to Ash Cave in the Hocking Hills. The hike has continuous starts from 9am-11am. Midway through the hike at Cedar Falls, Hot Bean soup is served for a donation. When you reach Ash Cave, a shuttle bus is Continue Reading...
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Hiking in Rockbridge State Nature Preserve

Ask a couple of people which of the Hocking Hills region’s natural rock formations is the most spectacular and chances are you will get a couple of different answers. Old Man’s Cave, which was the first piece of land purchased as part of Hocking Hills State Park, is the most popular. Ash Cave, Ohio’s largest recess cave, is also on Continue Reading...
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Take a Trip to Conkle’s Hollow

No trip to Hocking Hills is complete without a visit to Conkle’s Hollow State Nature Preserve to admire the breathtaking vistas. Towering sandstone cliffs and cascading waterfalls reach almost 200 feet above a gorge that at times is only 100 feet wide. Conkle’s Hollow is named after W.J. Conkle, a man about which practically nothing is known except for that Continue Reading...
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Exploring the History of Hocking Hills State Park

With its spectacular natural rock formations, Hocking Hills State Park is one of the most picturesque areas in the country. Old Man’s Cave, the most popular area of the park, features a gorge cut into 150 feet of Blackhand sandstone—you can literally read the natural history of the area in the exposed layers of the earth’s surface. How did Old Continue Reading...
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Top Things to Do in Hocking Hills State Park, Ohio

Hocking Hills State Park features more than 2300 acres of natural rock formations, cascading waterfalls, and lush vegetation. Whether you are taking a family outing, indulging in a romantic weekend getaway, or just looking for some solace in nature, this park is the perfect place to spend some time. Here are the top 10 things to do in Hocking Hills Continue Reading...
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Top 4 Hikes Around the Hocking Hills

Hiking refreshes the body and the soul. It clears the mind and helps us look at things from a different perspective. It is also, of course, excellent exercise for beginning and seasoned hikers alike. If you are looking for a trail to get your blood flowing and help you shed your worries, check out these top four hikes around the Continue Reading...
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5 Places to Hike in Hocking Hills

Hocking Hills has no shortage of places to hike, and with its vast amount of scenery there’s plenty of landscapes to explore. From caves, to waterfalls, to cliffs, we’ve assembled a list of all that Hocking Hills has to offer for your next hiking adventure. Rock House: This tunnel like passage way is located midway up a 150 foot Blackhand Continue Reading...
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The Hocking Hills is Hiker’s Heaven

If you are a hiker you simply must plan a trip to Hocking Hills. Part of the Allegheny Plateau of Ohio, Hocking Hills is a mix of gorges, cliffs, waterfalls and rock shelters all in one place. It’s a dream come true for any hiker. The six major hiking trails in the State Park of Hocking Hills are Ash Cave, Continue Reading...
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The History of Rock House

One simply cannot leave Hocking Hills without hiking through the trails of Rock House. This natural cave is among six other popular areas of Hocking Hills and is a must-see experience for all visitors in the area. While the look and difficult hike of the Rock House is what is known most commonly for, perhaps what it is more interesting Continue Reading...
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Rockbridge State Nature Preserve

Rockbridge State Nature Preserve is one of many places of outstanding natural beauty in and around Hocking Hills, Ohio. The highlight definitely has to be the rock bridge, a 100 foot long rock formation in the shape of a bridge. This among many others is the geology that makes these places so fascinating. Rockbridge State Nature Preserve itself can be found Continue Reading...
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Wayne National Forest

Wayne National Forest is another part of our astounding landscape made up of a selection of National Parks and wilderness. Despite the plethora of forested areas in and around Hocking Hills, Wayne is the only National Forest in Ohio. The forest itself is split between three locations and covers almost 250,000 acres, across 12 counties. The Athens district, where one Continue Reading...
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Lake Logan State Park

Lake Logan State Park is located just outside Logan, Ohio. It is on the edge of Hocking Hills State Park and was renamed Lake Logan to avoid confusion between the two. The park is 741 acres in total, with around 311 acres for the lake itself and for all intents and purposes is regarded as part of the Hocking Hills Continue Reading...
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Hocking State Forest

Hocking State Forest is one of the most spectacular wilderness areas in the country. Not only is there miles and miles of rich, natural scenery, there is also a range of geological formations that are worth the trip here on their own. The forest can be found near Logan, Ohio on Route 664 S and is well worth a visit. Continue Reading...
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Hocking Hills State Park

Hocking Hills State Park is a real gem in Ohio, a short drive from Logan. It sits next to Hocking State Forest and the Ash Cave Recreation area and is very popular with tourists and locals who want to get back to nature and enjoy some spectacular scenery. The park itself is spread over 2,356 acres, with a further 17 Continue Reading...