8 Must-See Hocking Hills, Ohio Attractions


As Ohio’s most visited state park, Hocking Hills State Park welcomes visitors to explore its 2,356-acres of stunning natural scenery. With miles of trails, rugged cliffs and caves, sandstone gorges and serene waterfalls, this southeastern Ohio park is a nature enthusiast’s dream!

As the largest recessed cave east of the Mississippi River, the magnificent horse-shoe shaped cave rim spans 700 feet! Surrounded by a woodland forest, this peaceful natural wonder also features a beautiful runoff waterfall which cascades from its upper rim into a pool below.

Ash Cave

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Located in one of the most remote areas of Hocking Hills, those willing to venture to Cantwell Cliffs will be rewarded with a challenging hike and breathtaking views.  One of the most unique features in the area includes a narrow passage down into the gorge.

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Cantwell Cliffs

Cedar Falls

Surrounded by beautiful hemlock and steep rock walls, Cedar Falls plunges 50-feet into the valley below. With the highest volume of water of all the waterfalls in Hocking County, Cedar Falls is a site to behold. 

Old Man’s Cave

Old Man’s Cave contains five sections: Upper Falls, Upper Gorge, Middle Falls, Lower Falls and Lower Gorge. Along the trail, the gorge cuts through the 150-foot-thick walls of the Black Hand sandstone, allowing visitors to peer into the earth’s subsurface.

Devil’s Bathtub

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One of the most unique places to see in Hocking Hills is Devil’s Bathtub. Consisting of a unique streambed and tiered waterfall between Upper Falls and Old Man’s Cave. The tub is located on a weak layer of Black Hand Sandstone and is constantly widening due to the swirling action of Old Man’s Creek.

Rock House

As the only true cave in the park, the corridors of the Rock House await to be explored. Sitting midway on a 150-foot Black Hand sandstone cliff, the impressive main corridor spans 200 feet long, approximately 20 feet wide and has 25-foot-high ceilings.

There are plenty of beautiful places to visit in Hocking Hills and outdoor activities like hiking, biking and kayaking are the main Hocking Hills attractions.

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