The Best Hocking Hills Hiking Trails

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The Hocking Hills area of Ohio is full of fantastic hiking trails. From short, accessible trails to longer more challenging routes, you’ll be amazed at the gorges, waterfalls, caves, and forests to be explored.

There’s plenty of Hocking Hills Hiking Trails for every level of hiker. Whether you’re an expert hiker seeking difficult trails or you’re looking for a relaxing stroll through nature, these trails lead you through beautiful landscapes and provide the best views of the region.

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Ash Cave Gorge and Rim Trails

One of the most popular Hocking Hills hiking trails is the short hike to Ash Cave. It’s the largest recessed cave east of the Mississippi River and a nice easy hike for all ages.

Cantwell Cliffs

For a more challenging Hocking Hills hiking experience, the Cantwell Cliffs trail is short but steep and offers amazing scenery in a more remote area of Hocking Hills.

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Cedar Falls

For a short hike to a spectacular waterfall, Cedar Falls is one of the best Hocking Hills trails. The waters of Queer Creek plunge 50 feet into a pool where dogs and kids can splash to their hearts’ content.

Old Man’s Cave

Another very popular Hocking Hills hiking trail is the hike to Old Man’s Cave. The trail is located near the visitor center and features a stream, several waterfalls, picturesque bridge views, and of course, a Old Man’s Cave.

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Rock House

This trail features the only “true” cave in Hocking Hills and it’s well worth the hike to see it. The cave has been used by people and animals for centuries, as the high walls offer protection and cool air from the outside, with several natural windows to look out over the surrounding forest.

Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve

Hike along sheer cliffs that rise 200 feet from the valley floor at this state nature preserve just northwest of Hocking Hills State Park. The gorge trail follows the valley floor through one of the deepest gorges in Ohio, where it’s only 100’ wide in some areas.

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