Hocking Hills State ParkUnique rock
formations, recess caves and rugged cliff edges make Hocking
Hills State Park one of Ohio's most renowned natural areas. There
are six major sections of the park including Ash Cave, Old Man's
Cave and Cedar Falls and many of the nearly 25 miles of trails
feature breathtaking waterfalls.
Although Hocking Hills State Park
closes at dusk, it is open 365 days of the year. A year-around
park naturalist provides nature programs including Ohio Birds of
Prey programs and hikes through Old Man's Cave.
Hocking Hills State Park
is made up of six major hiking regions:
Old Man's Cave - Enormous recess
cave with excellent hiking trail access and unique bridges.
Ash Cave - Recess Cave with trail
lined in stately hemlocks.
- Rugged cliff edges and beautiful waterfalls.
Conkle's Hollow - Rock formations
Cantwell Cliffs - Rugged cliffs and beautiful views.
Rock House - Craggy forested trail with unique cave.
Hills State Park has special events nearly every month. 2014
Events include the following:
48th Annual Winter Hike January 18,
2014 Continuous starts from 9-11 AM
Enjoy winters splendor
on this 6-mile trek from Old Man’s Cave to
Layered clothing and good footwear recommended.
Refreshments are available at
for a donation. A shuttle bus returns hikers to Old Man’s
February 15, 2014
Meet at the
parking lot. Take your sweetheart for a romantic stroll to
in the soft light of dusk. Afterwards, enjoy a cozy fire
Wildflowers and Waterfalls
April 19, 2014
carpet of wildflowers and sparkling waterfalls in beautiful
Hocking Hills. Meet at the parking lot at
Grandma Gatewood’s Fall Colors
October 11, 2014
Bring along a cool
drink and celebrate the season’s colors. Meet with the
naturalist at the Old Man’s
for a strenuous hike that spans roughly 6 miles of the Grandma
Gatewood trail. We will be traversing the section
that runs from Old Man’s Cave to
and back while enjoying the scenic beauty and cultural
personality. This hike does include several hills and
steps and is not recommended for the easily winded individual.
(Approx. 3 to 4 hrs)
October 31-November 2, 2014
Join with the Haunted
Hocking “HHIT” team as they search for the unexplained at
or try your hand at Pumpkin decorating. Registered campers
and cabin guest can enjoy a hayride, a family fun spooky movie,
site judging, and trick or treat at Old Man’s Cave campground.
Regular camping & cabin fees apply.
December 13, 2014
5 – 7 PM
Step away from the
hectic holiday season and come bundled for the weather while
enjoying a lighted stroll back to
Once you arrive at the cave warm with refreshments by an open
fire. Listen to or join with our carolers, have the kids
visit with an old fashion Santa or help to decorate our
Christmas tree for wildlife.