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Ohio State Parks and Outdoor Attractions in Hocking Hills

Hocking Hills, Ohio: THE LAND OF AHHS...
You’ll find that the countless outdoor treasures hidden in Ohio’s Hocking Hills will take your breath away. Here are some natural highlights:

Hocking Hills State ParkTowering cliffs, waterfalls, and deep gorges are all found in Hocking Hills State Park. Actually encompassing six distinctly different natural areas, Hocking Hills State Park, Ohio offers such great diversity and such incredible outdoor options, that the Hocking Hills State Park area will call you back again and again. With each visit you will enjoy a new experience at this magnificent Ohio State Park, including:

•Ash Cave
•Cantwell
•Cedar Falls
•Lake Logan
•Old Man’s
•Rock House
The Hocking Hills Park also features a seasonal dining lodge, public swimming pool, camp grounds, rental cottages, picnic areas and shelter houses, a visitor's center and naturalists’ cabin.

For more information about the Hocking Hills Park area call 740-385-6841 or visit the Ohio Department of Natural Resources web site or the Friends of the Hocking Hills State Park site, which includes trail maps of the area.

Hocking Hills State Park and nearby natural areas include:
Old Man's Cave
Cedar Falls
Ash Cave
Rock House
Cantwell Cliffs
Lake Logan State Park
Clear Creek Metro Park
Conkle’s Hollow State Nature Preserve
Rockbridge State Nature Preserve
Hocking State Forest
Tar Hollow State Park and Forest
Lake Hope State Park
Wayne National Forest
Kessler Swamp State Nature Preserve
Old Man’s Cave
Named after a Civil War-era hermit, Old Man’s Cave features waterfalls, swirling pools, deep gorges and massive rock formations. Picturesque sites include the Devil’s Bathtub, Old Man’s Cave, Sphinx Head, Upper Falls, Lower Falls and Broken Rock Falls. Entrance to hiking trails and this area of the Hocking Hills Park is located on St. Rt. 664 at the Old Man’s Cave Visitor Center. [More]

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Cedar FallsSome of the most magnificent terrain in the area can be seen as you hike through a succession of beautiful valleys and a steep-walled gorge to stand beside this waterfall, which flows magnificently over 50 feet of cliff face. Deep grooves and craggy potholes were created by cascading water over the face of breathtaking Black Hand sandstone. Enter this area of the Hocking Hills Park from St. Rt. 374 between St. Rts. 664 and 56. [more]

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Ash Cave
Ash Cave is the largest recess cave in Ohio. Its rim of the cave spans more than 700 feet around a sandstone horseshoe. A misty waterfall plunges 90 feet from the rim to the valley floor below. The roof of Ash Cave measures 100 feet from the edge of the rim to the cave’s deepest part. Ash Cave features an easy, scenic walk to the cave and waterfall. This path and much of the Hocking Hills Park area is fully wheelchair accessible. Ash Cave entrance is located on St. Rt. 56. [more]

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Rock House
Rock House is particularly unique in the Hocking Hills region, as it is the only true cave in the park. This grand tunnel-like corridor is situated midway up a 150-foot cliff of Black Hand sandstone. Throughout the region’s rich history, Rock House was used as shelter by many, including Native Americans and early settlers who often hid in the cave after committing robberies. Entrance to this area of the Hocking Hills Park is located on St. Rt. 374 and Thompson Road, north of Conkle’s Hollow.

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Cantwell Cliffs
Located furthest north of the six Hocking Hills State Park areas, Cantwell Cliffs is a massive overhanging horseshoe-shaped cliff. Its sheer drop-off plummets more than 150 into a gorge. A rock shelter, recess cave and large slump rocks make Cantwell Cliffs a favorite among visitors. One particularly narrow point on the trail, known as "Fat Woman’s Squeeze," gives larger hikers an unexpected challenge. This area in the Hocking Hills Park is located on St. Rt. 374 near the village of Rockbridge.

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Lake Logan State Park
Lake Logan was developed by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources in 1955 for recreational purposes. It’s now one of the finest fishing lakes in Ohio. Lake Logan sports northern pike, bass, bluegill, crappie, catfish and saugeye. This day-use park provides scenic picnic and swimming areas, as well as secluded walking paths where visitors enjoy the wooded beauty of Ohio’s hill country and this Hocking Hills Park. Lake Logan State Park is located just south of U.S. 33 on St. Rt. 664, turn on Lake Logan Road.

For more information call 740-385-6841 or visit the Ohio Department of Natural Resources web site which includes a map of the Lake Logan area.

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Clear Creek Metro Park
The largest park in the Metro Parks’ system presents an array of ecosystems that are the result of the past geologic events and climatic patterns. Wildlife abounds. More than 800 flowering plants have been identified in the area. Fishing is permitted on five miles of Clear Creek. A naturalist is available to present programs or lead cultural history walks for organized groups at prescheduled times. This Hocking Hills Park is located at U.S. 33 and Hocking County Road 114 (Clear Creek Road).

For more information call 740-385-1834 or visit the Metro Parks web site.

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Conkle’s Hollow State Nature PreserveThis gorge offers hikers the natural beauty of the precipitous sandstone cliffs and the serenity of a shaded, cool valley floor. The narrowness of the gorge, the height of the sandstone walls and the countless hemlocks that grow in the hollow, screen the sunlight, preventing much of it from touching the floor of the gorge. The rim trail is also available for more experienced, cautious hikers. This Hocking Hills Park offers a thrilling view of Conkle’s Hollow and the surrounding hills. St. Rt. 374 and Big Pine Road.

For more information call 614-265-6453 or visit the Conkle's Hollow website .


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Rockbridge State Nature Preserve
The natural arch or bridge known as Rockbridge is more than 100 feet long and 10 to 20 feet wide. It gracefully arches 50 feet spanning a beautiful ravine. Considered to be the largest natural bridge in the state, it’s the highlight of an area known for a diverse selection of wildflowers. The natural Rockbridge is accessible by hiking trail or canoe.

For more information about this Hocking Hills Park, call 614-265-6453 or visit the Rockbridge web site.
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Hocking State Forest
Hocking State Forest is managed under the multiple-use concept with special emphasis on maintaining or creating a forest cover that will enhance woodland recreation. Natural vegetation provides an unusual variety of native plant and associated wildlife. Activities include bridal trails, rock climbing and rappelling, hunting and fishing and hiking. Forest offices are located at 19275 St. Rt. 374. Rock Climbing and Repelling area is on Big Pine Road past Conkle’s Hollow.

For more information call 740-385-4402 or visit the Hocking State Forest web site which includes special bridle trail info and map of Hocking State Forest.

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Tar Hollow State Park and Forest
Twisting park and forest roads pass through deep ravines and dense woodlands. Scattered shortleaf and pitch pines growing on the ridges were once a source of pine tar for early settlers, hence the name Tar Hollow. Dogwoods, redbuds and a variety of wildflowers color the hillsides in the springtime. Fall’s pageant of color is spectacular. The state park offers 21 miles of hiking trails and 33 miles of bridle trails. 16396 Tar Hollow Road near Laurelville.

For more information about this Hocking Hills Park, call 740-887-4818 or visit the Tar Hollow web site.
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Lake Hope State Park
Lake Hope State Park lies entirely within the 24,000-acre Zaleski State Forest in the valley of Big Sandy Run. It is a rugged, heavily forested region traversed by steep gorges and narrow ridges. Abandoned mines, ancient mounds and beautiful scenery provide interest and pleasure for hikers, photographers, nature lovers and historians alike. Includes a campground, cottages, a restaurant, hiking and bridle trails. Located near Nelsonville at 27331 State Route 278 in McArthur.

For more information call 740-596-5253 or visit the Lake Hope web site

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Wayne National Forest
The Wayne National Forest is a slice of classic Americana. The countryside is a blend of forested hillsides and pastureland. The history of the area is interwoven with the present -- from ancient Adena Indian mounds in the center of small communities, to covered bridges along rural roads, or the skeletal remains of the great rock iron furnaces. The Wayne lies in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Much of the Wayne National Forest was strip mined at the turn of the century, so part of the Forest is in various stages of reclamation and revegetation. The Wayne is popular for its ORV, mountain bike, horse and hiking trails. These trails travel through some of the most striking landscapes that Ohio has to offer with a variety of vegetation, rock outcrops, and many species of wildlife.

For more information about the ATV / ORV trail system and maps, click here.

For more information about this Hocking Hills area Forest, call the Nelsonville office at 740-753-0101 or visit the Wayne National Forest web site


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Kessler Swamp State Nature Preserve
A recent gift to ODNR, the Kessler Swamp Nature Preserve is located on Hide-Away Hills road, adjacent to the Hide-Away Hills community. A variety of wetland-dwelling plants thrive in the swamp, including button-bush and bur-marigold. During the spring and fall migration period, the preserve offers excellent waterfowl viewing. The interior is not accessible to foot traffic; however, there is a small vehicle pull-off area and an observation deck where visitors can observe wildlife in an undisturbed setting.

For more information about this Hocking Hills Park, call 614-265-6453 or visit the Kessler Swamp web site


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Hocking County also offers natural areas that are accessible by permit only. Call 614-265-6453 for more details. They include:

•Crane Hollow State Nature Preserve
•Little Rocky Hollow State Nature Preserve
•Saltpetre Cave State Nature Preserve
•Sheick Hollow State Nature Preserve
•Sunday Creek State Wildlife Area
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•Ohio State Parks and Outdoor Ohio Attractions in Hocking Hills •Old Man's Cave •Cedar Falls •Ash Cave •Cantwell Cliffs •Conkle's Hollow •Clear Creek Park Visitors Guide •Wayne National Forest Visitors Guide •Ohio Attractions & Activities •Hocking Hills Shopping •Hocking Hills Restaurants and Dining •Ohio Event Planning Guide •Hocking Hills Weddings •Hocking Hills Indian Run •Calendar of Events •Hocking Hills Tours and Special Interests •Hocking Hills Lodging Packages

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