Things to Do in Hocking Hills, Ohio

Things to Do in Hocking Hills, Ohio
Formed from the Allegheny Plateau in southern Ohio, Hocking Hills is a region defined by its tough sandstone. This stone has stood the test of time while the surrounding stone was carved away by erosion, producing a territory of cliffs, gorges and caves. This geographically exciting area has lots to offer for its visitors.

Hocking Hills Canoe Livery

The Hocking River, which runs through the entire Hocking Hills region, presents a diverse landscape for those in search of a scenic tour. The Hocking Hills Canoe Livery can provide you with the kayak, canoe or raft you need to check out the river in style. The canoe livery provides tours, sells equipment and even has special night-paddling sessions.

Hocking Hills Canoe Livery
12789 St. Rt. 664 South
Logan, Ohio 43138
(740) 385-0523

Old Man Cave

An immense rock recess in Hocking Hills State Park, Old Man Cave is famous for being home to hermits in the early 19th century. Not only is the cave itself an impressive sight, but the trail has a number of scenic waterfalls along the way. This immense rock formation was carved by millions of years of erosion.

Hocking Hills State Park
19852 State Route 664 S.
Logan, Ohio 43138
(740) 385-6842

Ash Cave Trail

This trail leads to one of the largest waterfalls in the state. Ash Cave Falls is more than 100 feet tall. The Ash Cave Trail is a half-mile loop that will give you a full view of this impressive natural landmark. Along the way, the trail also winds through a number of impressive geological features, including Ash Cave itself. One of the largest rock overhangs in the area, Ash Cave has been home to weddings and public events for nearly 200 years.

Directions: Ash Cave Trail can be found along State Route 56 in the southern-most section of Hocking Hills State Park

Backpacking in Tar Hollow State Park

While devoid of the famous tourist sights of the Hocking Hills, Tar Hollow State Park has some of the finest hiking and backpacking in the state. Start at the fire tower in the heart of the park. Trail choices include the Logan Boy Scout Trail, which runs for 21 miles. Tar Hollow State Park also features a portion of the Buckeye Trail, which runs around the entire perimeter of the state.

Tar Hollow State Park
16396 Tar Hollow Road
Laurelville, Ohio 43135
(866) 644-6727

Article Written By Louie Doverspike

Based in Seattle, Louie Doverspike has been a professional writer since 2004. His work has appeared in various publications, including "AntiqueWeek" magazine, the "Prague Post" and "Seattle Represent!" Doverspike holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Hamilton College.

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