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. 2010
Events include the following:
Annual Winter Hike
January Continuous starts from 9-11 AM
Enjoy winters splendor on this 6-mile trek from Old
Manís Cave to Ash Cave. Layered clothing and good footwear
recommended. Refreshments are available at Cedar Falls for a
donation. A shuttle bus returns hikers to Old Manís Cave.
Meet at the Ash Cave parking lot. Take your sweetheart for a
romantic stroll to Ash Cave in the soft light of dusk.
Afterwards, enjoy a cozy fire and refreshments.
Maple Sugaring in the Hills
Join us at the Naturalist Cabin located behind the Old Manís
Cave Visitor Center. Savor the taste of the season as we boil
down our local maple sap. Discover the many methods used
throughout history to make this tasty treat. Free samples are
Maple Sugaring cancelled for March 8th only due to inclement
Will be up and running March 9th!
Wildflowers and Waterfalls Hike
Observe natureís carpet of wildflowers and sparkling waterfalls
in beautiful Hocking Hills. Meet at the parking lot at Ash Cave.
Frontier Trail Hike
Explore the history of the Hocking Hills region with a walk back
through time dramatized by costumed interpreters along Ash Cave
trail. Maybe even join in and try your hand at the Frontier
Trail Games on Sunday afternoon!
Hocking Valley Birding Trail Presents: International Migratory
Times and locations will varyÖsee the flier,
parks website for details.
Join with several area naturalist and birders along the Hocking
Valley Birding Trail route for a variety of programs, hikes and
events to celebrate the return of our avian friends.
Grandma Gatewoodís Fall Colors Hike October
Bring along a cool drink and celebrate the seasonís colors. Meet
with the naturalist at the Old Manís Cave Visitor Center for a
strenuous hike that spans roughly 6 miles of the Grandma
Gatewood trail. We will be traversing the section that runs from
Old Manís Cave to Cedar Falls 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. 3to4 hrs)
Haunted Hocking Weekend
Join with the Haunted Hocking ďHITĒ team as they search for the
unexplained at Ash Cave 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 Manís
Cave campground. Regular camping & cabin fees apply.
Christmas in Ash Cave
Step away from the hectic holiday season and come bundled for
the weather while enjoying a lighted stroll back to Ash Cave.
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