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The Unusual History of Old Man’s Cave

The popular cave in Hocking Hills has a pretty curious name, the Old Man’s Cave. The story of how this cave got its name is very intriguing one and will definitely be a treat for all curious visitors. The name hints at a rock shelter where Richard Rowe once lived. He was a hermit in the 19th century, who they Continue Reading...
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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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Ziplining in Hocking Hills

In the mood for some extreme adventure? With its abundant trees and gorgeous scenery, Hocking Hills has become the Midwest’s premier ziplining destination. Here are four top spots where you can soar through the treetops or, if you’re brave, over one of the area’s natural gorges. Hocking Hills Canopy Tours Established in 2007, Hocking Hills Canopy Tours was the first 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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4 Places to Zip Line in Hocking Hills

Feel like taking a ride in the sky? Hocking Hills offers plenty of options for adventure seekers to soar tree to tree with their zip lining tours. Get a whole new perspective as you take in the scenery from up above at one of these four zip lining tours: Soaring Cliffs: As the name describes, this tour has you soaring 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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How to Plan a Hiking Trip to Clear Creek Metro Park

Some people think that Clear Creek Metro Park is just like any other city park with a few benches, trails and pools. This is not true of Ohioan parks especially those located in Hocking Valley. The valley is located in Allegheny Plateau, which is a nature’s wonder. The park is spread over an area of 4.729 acres that is greater Continue Reading...
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Conkle’s Hollow – The Hocking Hills Landmark

Conkle’s Hollow is the most prominent landmark in Hocking Hills. It is visible from miles away given its apex location. Conkle’s Hollow is a gorge that rises 200 feet above the ground and has a maximum width of 100 feet. The façade of the gorge is shaped by erosion and looks like an abstract sculpture. The gorge itself is made Continue Reading...
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Old Man’s Cave

Here is another guest post from a visitor that stayed with us at Old Man’s Cave Chalets in May 2012. We decided to feature this one because the Bates Family come from Las Vegas, Nevada and their take on our green and pleasant land is quite unique. “Old Man’s Cave in Hocking Hills is so green. We aren’t used to Continue Reading...
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Ash Cave

Ash Cave is an amazing aspect of Hocking Hills State Park and the largest recess cave in the state. Carved in a horseshoe shape over 700 feet, the cave measures 100 feet deep and 90 from ledge to floor. It’s an awesome place to visit and well worth the trip. Ash Cave is in the southern end of Hocking Hills Continue Reading...
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Conkle’s Hollow

Conkle’s Hollow is one of many hiking and natural attractions in and around Hocking Hills. The others include Ash Cave, Old Man’s Cave, Rock House, Cedar Falls and Cantwell Cliffs and form the backbone of the tourist industry in the area. Each area is connected by a series of hiking trails making it entirely possible to hike from one to Continue Reading...
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How to Best Explore Cantwell Cliffs

Cantwell Cliffs are one of the most visited attractions in the Hocking Hills State Park. The cliffs are not actually a singular item but a complex of towering natural formations that are made of Blackhand sandstone. There are many distinguishing features of the cliffs, the most prominent being their intricate faced carved by nature over the course of millions of Continue Reading...
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Cantwell Cliffs

Cantwell Cliffs is located a short drive away from the main attractions in Hocking Hills, around 17 miles from Old Man’s Cave for example. That makes it quieter and more exclusive and ideal for the hiker who likes to enjoy the countryside in peace. It still sits inside Hocking Hills State Park, but it the most northern attraction in it. Continue Reading...
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Cedar Falls

Cedar Falls in Hocking Hills is one of our most popular destinations. The falls itself runs year-round and is a spectacle that every visitor to the area should see. The fall is 50 feet high and is currently the largest waterfall by volume in Ohio. Whichever time of year you visit, Cedar Falls has something different to show you. The Continue Reading...
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Buckeye Trail

The part of the Buckeye Trail that runs through Hocking Hills includes a 6 -10 mile section that takes in Cedar Falls, Ash Cave and Old Man’s Cave. It’s an amazing trail with some spectacular views and some well-worn paths. The Buckeye Trail itself is a 1,440 mile trail that encircles Ohio. It takes in most of the highlights of Continue Reading...
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