Top of The Hock Cabin - Hocking Hills
We understand that you may have some hesitation to travel in light of the COVID-19.
Family is our number one priority and that certainly includes yours!

Top of the Hock cabin is the perfect getaway to decompress on your family getaway especially in times of stress and anxiety. 
We can assure you that we have always taken great pride in the cleanliness of our cabin but are taking extra precautions to make sure that the cabin is clean  and ready for your stay.
We will make sure all surfaces, doors and controls are wiped down with disinfecting cleaning wipes and extra attention will be given to cleaning in general to insure you have a clean cabin for your visit.
Top of The Hock Cabin

Welcome to Top of the Hock Cabin

A clean, spacious, & relaxing cabin in Hocking Hills, Ohio. The cabin is secluded and located on the side of a 10 acre hillside, less than a 5 minute drive to Old Man's Cave.  Our cabin is dog friendly too.

The cabin is centrally located near all that Hocking Hills has to offer including hiking, fishing, horseback riding, zip lines and ATV trails.

The cabin is fully equipped with everything you need for a romantic getaway or family vacation fun.

Our cabin is Dog friendly too!

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  • Wifi Internet, 3 HD Flat Screen TV’s With Directv
  • Game Room Loft with Air Hockey
  • HD Satellite TV, DVD players, Stereo w/CD player
  • Hot Tub, Large Wrap Around Deck, Log Swing
  • Sleeps 4 - 6 comfortably (2 BR & Loft Sleeper sofa)
  • 2 Large bathrooms each with shower
  • Washer & Dryer, Heat, A/C, 5 Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace, Outdoor Gas Grill, Fire pit, Picnic Table
  • Kitchen equipped for a chef, modern appliances
  • Centrally located, close to everything!
  • Easy access to cabin in summer and winter
  • Secluded, side of 10 acre wooded hill
  • 5 Minutes to Old Mans Cave

About The Cabin

Since the cabin is family owned we take great pride in caring for the cabin ourselves. You will find the cabin clean, well equipped, maintained and nicely furnished with games and activities to make your stay more enjoyable and relaxing.  We provide almost everything for your stay including linens and towels.  The hot tub water is cleaned and changed regularly!

Amenities

Top-of-the-Hock-Kitchen.jpgThe Kitchen

  • Fully Equipped kitchen with modern appliances. 
  • Paper & Kitchen Towels, Garbage Bags and Coffee Filters provided.
  • Pots, Pans, Plates, Utensils - everything you need to prepare your favorite meal.
  • Sweetener, Salt, Pepper - all stocked.

Top-of-the-hock-Attic.jpgGames & Entertainment

  • Satellite TV in bedrooms and entertainment room.
  • 8’ Air Hockey Table, Board Games and Card Games.
  • Free WiFi.
  • 55” Smart TV in entertainment room, 40” TV in main bedroom & 32” TV in lower level bedroom

top-of-the-hock-bedroom-view.jpgBed & Bath

  • All Linens, Pillows, Towels and Blankets
  • Individually wrapped hand and body soap.
  • Toilet Paper, Bath Tissues
  • Queen Size Beds, Queen pull out sofa.
  • Bathrooms with shower

top-of-the-hock-firepit.jpgExtras

  • Hot tub on covered deck. Water changed regularly
  • Gas provided for gas fireplace & outdoor grill.
  • 5 Ceiling Fans.
  • Washer Dryer.
  • Outdoor fire pit, Picnic Table, Log Swing

Rates & Policies

Same Rate - All Year Round

Weekdays

$190 / night

Weekends

$275 / night

Terms

  • 50% due at time of reservation, balance is due 30 days prior to stay. Reservations made within 45 days of check in will be charged in full.
  • Minimum 2 Night Stay Required. One day stays will be considered if there is an opening between reservations. Please contact us for availability.
  • Check in is 3:00 PM, Check out is 11:00 AM. (Sorry no exceptions)
  • Rates are based on 4 Adult Maximum. Additional $20 per night for each adult that exceeds 4 adult maximum.
  • Families may have up to 6 guests with a maximum of 4 adults. Additional $20 per night for each guest over 6 or adults over 4.
  • Weekend rates will apply on holidays.
  • We accept Visa & Mastercard.

Policies

  • Additional daily charges of: $20 per adult over 4 adults. For families, $20 per guest for each guest over 6 (4 adult maximum)  
  • No smoking in cabin. Up to $200 cleaning charge for smoking or excessive cleaning.
  • Dogs allowed with additional $20 fee per night per dog.  Dogs must be well behaved. Grounds must be cleaned up after your dog.  You are responsible for any damage caused by your pet. $100 cleaning fee if not notified of pets prior to visit.
  • Do not rearrange the furniture or throw trash or cigarettes in fire pit or cabin grounds.
  • You are responsible for putting trash in proper receptacles.  Upon checkout, all trash should be taken to container at the end of driveway. Used towels and linens should be left on the floor. Cabin should be locked and grounds left as you found them.
  • $100 cleaning fee will be charged if checkout instructions are not followed.
  • We are not responsible for power outages during your stay.  No refunds will be given.
  • As the owners of Top of the Hock LLC, we will assume no responsibility for loss or damage to guests personal affects or injury during the rental period.
  • A thirty day (30) notice is required for cancellation.  Cancellations made prior to 30 days will incur a 5% cancellation fee.  Cancellations or changes within 30 days that result in a shortened stay forfeit the full advance payment (You will need to purchase travel insurance for cancellations within 30 days).
  • You are responsible for all damage, lost or stolen items and charges to the cabin.
  • There is a $50 inconvenience fee plus postage to return items left at the cabin

Reviews

 This is our fourth trip to Hocking Hills and by far this is top of the notch! No place in Hocking Hills beats this! We plan on making this our 5th trip in the near future 

 My husband and I have been coming to Hocking Hills for year with our kids and I must say this has been the best we have stayed at!  Wonderful location, clean with everything you need. We will be back! 

 This is our third trip to Hocking Hills and Top of the Hock is by far the nicest cabin we have had the pleasure of staying at. Everything in the cabin was a step above the others we have been at. The washer & dryer, grill, and even the pizza oven sheet. We enjoyed the hot tub and view from the deck! 

 Top of the Hock, Great name for definitely one of the best retreats in the hills! We enjoyed the cozy atmosphere. Plenty to do inside and out!  The cabin was clean, organized and user friendly… we talked more and played more than we have in a long time. Great family fun! 

 Thank you for providing such a beautiful place to stay! The game room & fire pit were big hits as where the stars! (Thanks for those to!) What a great place for our last summer getaway. 

 The most peaceful retreat/vacation I’ve been to.  Loved listening to the birds and doing my yoga on the deck in the morning. Your cabin is beautiful and has everything you need.  All the attractions were just a five minute drive away. I would recommend this place to anyone. It has the right ambience for anytime of year! Will definitely be back! 

 Your cabin is AH-MAZING! The hot tub was great and the place was very tidy.  There was plenty of room to move around so weren’t in each other ‘bubble”.  The game rooms got lots of use, thanks! 

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Contact

 +1(740)-548-4657

 info@topofthehock.com

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ATV

Adventure Pro Outdoors ATV/UTV Rentals

1299 E. Canal St.,
Nelsonville

740-856-7848

Adventure Pro Outdoors ATV/UTV Rentals

Come visit Adventure Pro Outdoors to experience Wayne National Forest with the experts in outdoor fun We are the only ATV/UTV rental company in Hocking Hills and Wayne National Forest that offers guided tours on Wayne National Forest. Our experienced guides will take you throughout the woods for a half day or full day guided tour. Beginner riders welcome We will take you through a series of training prior to your guided tour. We offer 2 person ATV/UTV rentals with brand new 2021 ATVs/UTVs. We go trail riding April 15 through Dec 15 every year from 8AM till 5 PM. When you visit Hocking Hills, you must rent an experience of a lifetime with the experts in outdoor fun Reservations are required by calling 740-856-7848 or booking online at www.adventureprooutdoors.com. Guests can email us adventureprooutdoorsgmail.com for more information.

https://adventureprooutdoors.com/

Atomic Speedway

2535 Blain Hwy, Huntington Twp
Waverly

740-663-4141

Atomic Speedway

General Admission Spectator Area only - $15.00 for ages 12 - Adult. Pit passes 12 and under $15. 12 Adults - $30. Membership $35.00. Atomic Speedway is a 1/8th clay oval dirt track that is dedicated to the sport of kart racing, dirt bikes, and ATVs. We offer a family oriented atmosphere and welcome racers of all ages and skill level to compete. Gates open at 2pm on race day. Gates open at 4pm. Hot Laps at 6pm. and Racing at 6:30pm. Concessions available.

https://www.atomicspeedway.net/

NevilleBillie Adventure Park

15155 Sauerkraut Road
Logan

7403801775

NevilleBillie Adventure Park

Logan's hidden paradise for outdoor recreation enthusiasts. We are the only Polaris Adventures partner ATV rental location in Ohio, rent a Polaris Slingshots, we also have three paintball fields, The World's Largest Family Ropes Course, and Mystery Shack We have a wide variety of packages to show you all the forest has to offer, and our venue is perfect for family events, concerts, and corporate outings. Come visit the park and experience a full day of fun activities, great sights, and new memories

https://www.nevillebillieadventurepark.com/

Amusement

Athena Grand

1008 East State Street
Athens

740-593-8800

Athena Grand

Tue-Thu Hours are 3:30pm - 10:30pm, Fri-Mon Hours, Holiday Hours and Summer Hours are 12:30pm - 10:30pm. Athena Grand shows current movies, National Theatre Live, Met Opera, Bolshoi Ballet. The Athena Grand is proud to announce our affiliation with NCM Fathom and SpectiCast Entertainment. NCM Fathom, their parent company, NCM Media Networks, links more than 15,000 digital screens in more than 170 markets coast to coast, delivering the best entertainment to movie theaters across America.

http://athenagrand.com/

Bob Evans Farm Festival

791 Farmview Road
Bidwell

740-245-5304

Bob Evans Farm Festival

The Annual Farm Festival held in October of every years offers a wide range of entertainment, one-of-a-kind handmade arts and crafts, farm contests, delicious local food, childrens activities, demonstrations and musical performances

https://www.bobevans.com/

Hocking County Fairgrounds

150 North Homer Avenue
Logan

740-385-3222

Hocking County Fairgrounds

The Hocking County Fairgrounds is home to the Hocking County Fair and the Hocking County Extension office - a branch office of the Ohio State University. There are many events associated with the racetrack and also through the extension office as a non-formal educational system.

http://www.hockingcountyfair.com/

Hop N Hocking Hills

40 N Market St
Logan

740-216-4529

We are an indoor recreation facility featuring bounce houses, video gaming, and virtual reality We offer open play private party rentals. Our open play hours are M, W, Th, F:10am-6pm, Sa/Su:8am-11:30am. Open pay is $5 per child for the entire day. We also offer punch passes monthly passes

http://hopnhockinghills.com/

NevilleBillie Adventure Park

15155 Sauerkraut Road
Logan

7403801775

NevilleBillie Adventure Park

Logan's hidden paradise for outdoor recreation enthusiasts. We are the only Polaris Adventures partner ATV rental location in Ohio, rent a Polaris Slingshots, we also have three paintball fields, The World's Largest Family Ropes Course, and Mystery Shack We have a wide variety of packages to show you all the forest has to offer, and our venue is perfect for family events, concerts, and corporate outings. Come visit the park and experience a full day of fun activities, great sights, and new memories

https://www.nevillebillieadventurepark.com/

Pickerington Community Theatre

538 Diley Rd.
Pickerington

614-508-0036

Pickerington Community Theatre

Pickerington Community Theatre is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to creating dramatic arts opportunities for all in Central Ohio. Whether it is an hilarious musical comedy or a serious Agatha Christie murder mystery, whether it is improv comedy or a multigenerational variety show, PCT has something for everyone.Our Mission is to preserve, promote, and perform all types of living theatre in the community. To welcome and encourage all those who wish to participate, help, and express themselves through the theatre, both on and off stage. This will be achieved through the encouragement of intergenerational participation.It really comes down to three things for us: Theatre. Family. Fun.Theatre: PCT produces four mainstage shows a year. We hold open auditions and welcome all, from beginners to veterans. -The plays the thing,- wrote Shakespeare, and our shows are the main focus of what we do. We also stage a variety show and have a live comedy troupe.Family: PCT is a community theatre. Our volunteers are not just participants, they are family. We build camaraderie onstage and off so you will feel you belong. Our Annual Variety Show and summer picnic are places to celebrate those who find a home with us.Fun: Whether you are in the audience, onstage, or behind the scenes, PCT is committed to making your experience fun. We work hard so we can play hard. Whether it is comedy, tragedy, or something in between, involvement with Pickerington Community Theatre is meant to be enjoyable.

http://www.pickeringtoncommunitytheatre.org/

Scenic Lanes and Billiards

1333 West Hunter Street
Logan

740-385-3879

Scenic Lanes and Billiards

Hours: 12-2pm Wed, 7-10pm Fri, 3-10pm Sat, 12-4pm Sun. Bowling Alley.

Touch the Earth Adventures


Athens

740-591-9094

Touch the Earth Adventures

Our mission is to inspire and empower individuals through hiking and kayaking adventures, connecting us to the Earth. We offer guided kayaking trips on local waters to explore the life of the area. We are environmentally conscious and support environmental causes. Instruction is provided by trained personnel and all equipment is provided. No experience is necessary. Call for reservations and information, and visit our website for descriptions of the many special experiences we offer.

http://www.touchtheearthadventures.com

Walker Farm

28800 Chieftain Drive
Logan

740-385-6758

Walker Farm

The Walker Farm offers pumpkins, gourds, a corn maze and wagon rides on Saturday and Sunday in season. U-pick or select from already picked. Groups by appointment or welcome.

https://www.facebook.com/Walker-Farm-124802044230897/

Bike Rentals

Hocking Hills Bike Rentals

6145192136

Hocking Hills Bike Rentals brings to you the easy way to enjoy a great biking experience. But not just any bike we bring e Mountain bikes. With state of the art technology, these E-mountain bikes bring an unforgettable experience that will allow you to take in the natural environment Baileys Trail System, Chestnut Ridge, and others without feeling exhausted afterwards.

https://www.hockinghillsbikerentals.com/home

Canoeing

Adventure Pro Outdoors

1299 E. Canal St.
Nelsonville

740-856-7848

Adventure Pro Outdoors

Experience fun in the sun on the Hocking River at the tubing capital of Hocking Hills We are home tothe MEGA TUBE FLOAT on the scenic Hocking River hosted every summer in August.We offer a variety of different river trips for canoeing, kayaking, or tubing. We have over 100 brand new Old Town canoes kayaks and over 250 premium river tubes available for rent. Adventure awaits and the river is calling you Visit us for your next Hocking Hills river adventure. Located in the Star ofHocking Hills, Nelsonville, OH. Our river trips operate from May to October every day of the week, 9AM till 4PM. We offer our ATV/UTV guided tours from April 15 through Dec 15 every year from 8AM till 5PM. Retail store and flea farmers market coming March 2021.

https://adventureprooutdoors.com/

Hocking Hills Adventures

31251 Chieftain Drive
Logan

740-385-8685

Hocking Hills Adventures

Take a break and enjoy the serenity of the Hocking Hills. Hocking Hills Adventures has the best river trips Choose a trip from two hours to two days in a canoe or kayak. Take a leisurely float with a raft or tube. Tucked away on our 200 acre property, you'll find cozy camper cabins, equipped with all the outdoor necessities. You will also find spacious campsites along the Hocking River. Hocking Hills Adventures is also the perfect place to host a company picnic, birthday parties or family gatheringsCelebrating Over 40 Years of MemoriesOver 40 years alot of things have changed, we have different equipment, more river destinations, more vehicles but our commitment to exceeding our guests expectations has not. We continue to pride ourselves in providing memorable outdoor experiences that are CLEAN, SAFE and FUN. Outdoor experiences should be accessible for everyone and we strive to provide the best equipment, river trips and service to make this possible. This year we're offering free seat backs on both canoes and kayaks. And, as always, kids canoe for free Join us in 2018 and be a part of the history of Hocking Hills Adventures

Hocking Hills Canoe Livery

12789 State Route 664 South
Logan

740-385-0523

Hocking Hills Canoe Livery

Paddle the waters once plied by Native Americans and early settlers in the Hocking Hills region. Hocking Hills Canoe Livery is a full service livery with canoe, raft and kayak rentals available in a varietyof trip lengths. Special outings include Moonlight tours and great beginner's trips. Group rates are available and there is a picnic pavilion perfect for outings of any size. Be sure to call for more information and reservations.

https://www.hockingriver.com

Hocking Hills Kayak Kab

Kachelmacher Park
Logan

614-582-8116

Looking for transportation along the Hocking River Looking to rent a Kayak Look no further Enjoy a relaxing 7 mile trip down the Hocking River, ranging from Kachelmacher Park to Haydenville

https://hockinghillskayakkab.com/?fbclid=IwAR0BWp5OMqV1Kx9hJbM19x946rX

Lake Logan Marina

30443 Lake Logan Rd
Logan

740-380-2956

Rent anything from Pontoons to Kayaks to Pedal Boats to Paddle Boards on Lake Logan

https://www.lakeloganmarina.com/

Lake Logan State Park

State Route 278 South
Logan

740-385-6842

Lake Logan State Park

One of the best fishing lakes in Ohio awaits sportsmen in Hocking County at Lake Logan State Park. The lake sports northern pike, bass, bluegill, crappie, catfish and saugeye. Lake Logan is a day-use park that provides scenic picnic areas. Hiking Trails: 3/4 miles Wheelchair Accessible: No Pets Allowed: Yes Waterfalls: No Shelter House: No Picnic Tables: 10 Restrooms: Yes Swimming: YesFishing: YesBoat Rentals: Yes

https://hockinghills.com/lake_logan.html

Murray's Landing Canoe and Kayak Livery

1299 E. Canal St.
Nelsonville

740-856-7848

Murray

Experience fun in the sun on the Hocking River at the tubing capital of Hocking Hills We are home to the MEGA TUBE FLOAT on the scenic Hocking River hosted every summer in August. We offer a variety of different river trips for canoeing, kayaking, or tubing. We have over 100 brand new Old Town canoes kayaks and over 250 premium river tubes available for rent. Adventure awaits and the river is calling you Visit us for your next Hocking Hills river adventure. Located in the Star of Hocking Hills, Nelsonville, OH. We are a family owned operated local business. We have been avid adventure seekers and our entire lives. We take great pride in ensuring our customers have a FUN and SAFE experience on the Hocking River. Visit us for a river trip and you will feel like you are part of the Murrays Landing Canoe Kayak family We are open every day of the week 9AM till 4PM from May through Oct. Reservations are required. You can book online at www.murrayslanding.org or www.adventureprooutdoors.com. For more information, call us at 740-856-7848 or email us at murrayslanding.mlgmail.com or adventureprooutdoorsgmail.com

http://www.murrayslanding.org

Family Outting

Bob Evans Farm Festival

791 Farmview Road
Bidwell

740-245-5304

Bob Evans Farm Festival

The Annual Farm Festival held in October of every years offers a wide range of entertainment, one-of-a-kind handmade arts and crafts, farm contests, delicious local food, childrens activities, demonstrations and musical performances

https://www.bobevans.com/

Fox's High Rock Farm

14977 OH-664
Logan

7403700800

Fox

When Aaron and Cindy Fox bought the farm in the fall of 2016, they knew it was the perfect place to share their love of animals with others. Their goal is to give others the opportunity to enjoy the fun, laughter and love they enjoy daily with their animals. Visitors to the farm can rub a pig's belly, love on a lamb, or laugh at the silly antics of the goats, while cows and horses patiently wait their turn for some attention- and treats Aaron and Cindy pride themselves on having a friendly staff, a clean environment and animals that are well taken care of. They would love for you to come visit and enjoy some time on their farm right off 664 in Logan, OH

https://www.foxshighrockfarm.com/

Geneva Hills Archery Outdoor Laser Tag Arena

1380 Blue Valley Rd. SE
Lancaster

740-746-8439

Geneva Hills Archery Outdoor Laser Tag Arena

With our Bunker Hill day-time arena and Gnarly Pine night-time arena - come enjoy laser tag and archery tag at Geneva Hills any time of the day Visit our website for pricing and more information.

https://www.genevahills.com/

Muddy Boots Farm LLC

28310 Moccasin Rd
Laurelville

7408074200

At Muddy Boots, they are offering an outdoor experience on the farm. Come enjoy the company of many different animals from cute and cuddly rabbits, to friendly camels, and all sorts of different farm animals in between. Plan your birthday parties, school outings or any other special events with us.

http://muddyboots.farm/

Rollerball Lanes

28 Palmer Street
Athens

740-593-7888

Rollerball Lanes

Rollerbowl Lanes is a beautiful 16 lane center that has been family owned and operated since 1958. With state of the art technology and a professional, attentive staff, Rollerbowl Lanes delivers the best bowling experience around. Home of Ohio University bowling classes.Come in and enjoyPool Tables - Internet Juke Box - Snack Bar - Cosmic Bowling - Awesome Sounds - Racing Lane Lights - Bumper BowlingRollerbowl Lanes is the perfect place to have a party.

http://rollerbowllanes.com/

Skyview Drive-In

2420 E. Main Street
Lancaster

740-653-5517

Skyview Drive-In

One of only about 396 drive-ins left in the United States The Skyview Drive-In was built in 1948 by the late Carlos Crum. Walt Effinger, an employee of 30 years, purchased the drive-in in April of 1994 from Mr. Crum. Walt continues to maintain the high standards customers have come to expect. His wife, Cathie, provides quality food and excellent customer service at the concessions stand. Together, Walt and Cathie provide quality entertainment for the whole family at very affordable prices.

http://www.skyviewdrivein.com/

Golf Courses/Clubs

Hocking Hills Golf Club and Urban Grille

14405 Country Club Lane
Logan

740-385-8966

Hocking Hills Golf Club and Urban Grille

Gorgeous 18 hole golf course with hilly terrain. Fine Dining Restaurant for dinner and the Lounge is open for lunch and evening snacks. Call to arrange group dinners can accommodate 300 people.

https://www.hockinghillsgolfclub.com/

Hiking

Ash Cave

State Route 56
South Bloomingville

740-385-6842

Ash Cave

In the southernmost reaches of Hocking Hills is Ash Cave - beyond doubt the most spectacular feature of the entire park. Ash Cave is the largest, most impressive recess cave in the state. Hiking Trails: Rim Trail - 2 miles, Gorge Trail - 1/4 miles Wheelchair Accessible: Yes Pets Allowed: Yes Waterfalls: Yes Shelter House: 3 Picnic Tables: 20 Restrooms: Yes Swimming: No Fishing: No

https://hockinghills.com/ash_cave.html

Cantwell Cliffs

State Route 374
Logan

740.385.6842

Cantwell Cliffs

Cantwell Cliffs is located in the northern reaches of Hocking Hills - 17 miles from Old Man's Cave on S.R. 374. Its remote location discourages visitation, but those who travel the extra distance will not be disappointed. Hiking Trails: Rim Trail - 2 miles, Gorge Trail - 1/4 miles Wheelchair Accessible: No Pets Allowed: Yes Waterfalls: No Shelter House: 1 Picnic Tables: No Restrooms: Yes Swimming: No Fishing: No

https://hockinghills.com/cantwell_cliffs.html

Cedar Falls

State Route 374
South Bloomingville

740-385-6842

Cedar Falls

Cedar Falls itself is the greatest waterfall in terms of volume in the Hocking Hills Region. During late Winter thru early Summer months Queer Creek tumbles over the face of the Blackhand sandstone displaying the awesome force of water power. Hiking Trails: Rim Trail - 3/4 miles, Gorge Trail - 1/2 miles Wheelchair Accessible: No Pets Allowed: Yes Waterfalls: Yes Shelter House: No Picnic Tables: 10 Restrooms: Yes Swimming: No Fishing: No

https://hockinghills.com/cedar_falls.html

Conkle's Hollow Nature Preserve

24858 Big Pine Road
Rockbridge

740-385-6842

Conkle

Special Features - Geologic Features. Bird Watching. Spring Wildflowers and Fern Communities. Woods. Spectacular sandstone gorge with excellent vistas. Facilities - Wheelchair accessible. Flush Restrooms. Parking lot. 3.5 mile trail system. the Lower Gorge Trail is a 1-mile disabled accessible trail. Drinking water is not available. No Pets. 87 acres in Hocking County. Conkles Hollow, situated off S.R. 374 on Big Pine Road is a rugged, rocky gorge - considered one of the deepest in Ohio. The valley floor is a veritable wilderness covered by a profusion of ferns and wildflowers. The deep, cool gorge, which is only 100 feet wide in places and is considered by some to be the deepest in Ohio, has numerous waterfalls cascading over its sandstone cliffs. The Lower Gorge trail was recently redesigned to accommodate visitors of all abilities. The cliff tops with their magnificent overlooks and the quiet gorge beneath offer visitors an opportunity to explore different habitats, each with its own unique plant and animal communities. Hiking Trails: Rim Trail - 4 miles, Gorge Trail - 1/2 miles Wheelchair Accessible: Yes Pets Allowed: No Waterfalls: Yes Picnic Tables: 5 Restrooms: Yes

https://hockinghills.com/conkles_hollow.html

Old Man's Cave

20160 State Route 664 South
Logan

740-385-6841

Old Man

The most popular of all the Hocking areas is Old Man's Cave, located on State Route 664. Here at the Upper Falls, the Grandma Gatewood Trail begins its six-mile course connecting three of the park's areas. Hiking Trails: Rim Trail - 2 miles, Gorge Trail - 3/4 miles Wheelchair Accessible: No Pets Allowed: Yes Waterfalls: Yes Shelter House: 2 Picnic Tables: 40 Restrooms: Yes Swimming: No Fishing: No

http://www.hockinghillsstatepark.com

Return To Wild Guided Hikes


Logan

740-404-9547

Guided Forest Therapy Hikes are specifically designed to enrich and deepen your experience in nature by cultivating the art of forest-bathing the art of connecting with nature through our senses. These mindful adventures feature aromatherapies, yogic breathing practices, guided sensory exercises, personal writing journals and forest tea tastings in the Hocking Hills Forest.Ideal for individuals, couples and groups who want to feel refreshed and restored by reconnecting with nature in the Hocking Hills.

https://www.newleafwellnessretreat.com/hiking-trail-guides

Rock House

State Route 374
Logan

740-385-6842

Rock House

Rock House is unique in the Hocking Hills region, as it is the only true cave in the park. It is a tunnel-like corridor situated midway up a 150-foot cliff of Blackhand sandstone. Hiking Trails: Gorge Trail - 1/4 miles Wheelchair Accessible: No Pets Allowed: Yes Waterfalls: No Shelter House: 2 Picnic Tables: 20 Restrooms: Yes Swimming: No Fishing: No

https://hockinghills.com/rock_house.html

Horseback Riding

Equestrian Ridge Farm

26711 Pumpkin Ridge Rd.
New Plymouth

740-603-2523

Equestrian Ridge Farm

Come and ride with us Horseback riding at Equestrian Ridge Farm. Open all year. All rides are customized for you and your party up to 10 people. Whether you are looking for a quiet ride through the woods/meadows or a more adventurous fast paced ride, we can tailor a ride for you. Have kids - Ask about our special rides for children. We can create a special experience just for them. All rides include a riding lesson and guide/instructor. Reservations please.

http://www.equestrianridge.com/untitled1.html

Smoke Rise Ranch Resort

6751 Hunterdon Rd
Glouster

740-767-2624

Smoke Rise Ranch Resort

Nestled in the rolling hills of Southeastern Ohio, Smoke Rise is a working cattle ranch that offers guests an opportunity to experience the adventures of the West, not so far from home. Whether you prefer to be part of the action with cattle drives, team penning, cow cutting and guided trail rides or you simply want to ride at your own leasure, Smoke Rise is sure to give you a taste of the old western famed cowboy lifestyle. Guests stay in rustic bunk style cabins on the ranch.

https://www.smokeriseranch.com

Spotted Horse Ranch

17325 SR 180
Laurelville

740-332-RIDE

Spotted Horse Ranch

We are a working ranch. We offer our guests the excitement of riding the trails on one of our Appaloosa horses, or bring their own horse The Ranch offers a 16-site campground. Each site has electric and water, shower house with flush toilets. Our Party Hall and lighted arena for open barrel racing, horse shows, etc is available. For a truly unique adventure try our Cowboy Cookout ride

https://www.thespottedhorseranch.com

Uncle Buck's Riding Stable

73930 Buck Lane
New Marshfield

740-664-2428

Uncle Buck

Uncle Buck's Riding Stable features scenic guided trail rides in Zaleski and Waterloo State forests with ample parking. large enough for buses and picnic facilities.Uncle Buck's guided horseback rides offer a unique way to explore the 27,000 acres of the Zaleski State Forest.

https://www.unclebucksstable.com

Hunting/Fishing

Lake Logan State Park

State Route 278 South
Logan

740-385-6842

Lake Logan State Park

One of the best fishing lakes in Ohio awaits sportsmen in Hocking County at Lake Logan State Park. The lake sports northern pike, bass, bluegill, crappie, catfish and saugeye. Lake Logan is a day-use park that provides scenic picnic areas. Hiking Trails: 3/4 miles Wheelchair Accessible: No Pets Allowed: Yes Waterfalls: No Shelter House: No Picnic Tables: 10 Restrooms: Yes Swimming: YesFishing: YesBoat Rentals: Yes

https://hockinghills.com/lake_logan.html

Ohio Belly Boat Fishing

Multiple Locations
Multiple Cities

740.777.2579

Ohio Belly Boat Fishing

Year-round, professionally guided belly-boat fishing treks at Hocking Hills State Park's Rose Lake near Old Man's Cave plus hundreds of other lakes across thousands of acres of wilderness in Ohio's AEP ReCreation Lands and Woodbury and TriValley Wildlife areas. Complete packages available for half day, full day and multi-day fishing adventures including professional guide, belly boat, waders, fins, rod, reel, tackle instruction. Ages 8 and up.

http://www.ohiobellyboatfishing.com

Tar Hollow State Park

16396 Tar Hollow Rd
Laurelville

740-663-2538

Tar Hollow State Park

Tar Hollow is Ohios third largest state forest, containing 16,354 acres in Ross, Vinton and Hocking Counties, 22 miles of hiking trails, 33 miles of bridle trails, 46 horsecamp sites, grouse management area. Buckeye trail and Logan Trail pass through the forest. Seventeen miles of paved forest roads and 14 miles of gravel forest roads provide a great opportunity for a scenic drive and allow good access to all areas of the forest. Hiking Trails: Yes Pets Allowed: Yes Waterfalls: No Shelter House: 8 Picnic Tables: 40, 4 picnic areasRestrooms: Yes Boating: YesHunting: YesPicnicking:Yes Swimming: Yes Fishing: YesBoat Rentals: YesMountain Biking: YesCamping: YesPlayground and Basketball court. General Store. Miniature golf course, game room with ping pong, air hockey and fooseball.

https://www.stateparks.com/tar_hollow_state_park_in_ohio.html

Miniature Golf

Adventure Golf at Rempel's Grove

12819 State Route 664 South
Logan

7403850400

Adventure Golf at Rempel

One of the most challenging and beautiful miniature golf courses you will ever play. Thousands of flowers, streams and waterfall. Great family fun. Free petting zoo. Come and enjoy one of the great American pastimes at Adventure Golf.June through AugustMonday-Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pmFriday Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pmSunday 11:00 am - 8:00 pmMay, September, and OctoberFriday 3:00pm - 9:00 pmSaturday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pmSunday 12:00 pm - 6:00 pmGolf season runs May through October, weather permitting.

http://golfinthegrove.com/

Other

Scenic Lanes and Billiards

1333 West Hunter Street
Logan

740-385-3879

Scenic Lanes and Billiards

Hours: 12-2pm Wed, 7-10pm Fri, 3-10pm Sat, 12-4pm Sun. Bowling Alley.

Outdoor Drama

TECUMSEH Outdoor Drama

5948 Marietta Road
Chillicothe

740-775-4100

TECUMSEH Outdoor Drama

On the forested slopes of Sugarloaf Mountain early Ohio history lives again. It is the time of flintlock and tomahawk...of broken lives and broken treaties... It is a time of love and peace...of hatred and war. It is the Ohio country of the early 1800's. It is the epic outdoor historical drama, TECUMSEH

http://www.tecumsehdrama.com

Plane Rides

Hocking Hills Scenic Air Tours

66285 Airport Road
New Plymouth

740-380-2031

Hocking Hills Scenic Air Tours

Come fly the sky trails above the scenic vistas of the Hocking Hills and capture the wonder of the region's natural beauty. Clearly see the fascinating geological footprints preserved from antiquity.

https://www.hockinghillsscenicairtours.com

Rappelling

High Rock Adventures

10108 Opossum Hollow Road
Rockbridge

High Rock Adventures

Awesome Rappelling and Climbing tours for beginners through advanced on towering natural sandstone cliffs on private pristine property in the Hocking Hills.Our unique, one of kind Rock Challenge Tours that include squeezes, crawls, rock boulders, stationary climbing, and more.Eco-Nature tours featuring edible and medicinal plants, geology, history, and a few of our one of kind rock challenges, seeing all the awe-inspiring beauty of High Rock.Special Events and Workshops, Team Building, and our first in Ohio Night Flight Rappelling Adventure

Rock Climbing

Hocking State Forest

19275 S.R. 374
Rockbridge

740-385-4402

Hocking State Forest

The Hocking State Forest consists of 9,696 scres in Hocking County, 59 miles of hiking on 3 different trails, 40 miles of bridle trails - Hocking State Forest Bridle Trail, 23 horse campsites - Hocking State Forest Horsemans Camp, rockclimbing and rappelling area of 99 acreas and Three State Nature Preserves - Conkles Hollow - open to the public and Sheick Hollow and little Rocky Hollow with admission by permit only. Other sites are Chapel Cave, Airplane Rock and an Artisen Well. Hocking State Forest is managed under the multiple-use concept with special empahsis on maintaining or creating a forest cover that will enhance woodland recreation. The area is also managed for timber and wildlife habitat, forestry research and demonstrations of good forest management, natural beauty, tree seed for forest nurseries and protection of soils and watershed.

https://www.hockinghills.com/hocking_hills_state_forest.html

Tour Guide Service

Adventure Treks

Call first for meeting point
Hocking Hills

740-777-2579

Adventure Treks

Learn to rock climb or just go rappelling. Rappel 35', 50', 95' and If you're up for it, rappel Big Spring Falls, a 115' waterfall. We're adventure guides, naturalists, artists and team building experts. With a state wide network of professional guides we lead private treks for kids, couples and groups across Ohio. Each activity can be customized and scheduled stand-alone or combined la carte. Imagine a team building event that starts out with an intro to archery, transitions to an edible forest hike and ends with live music in a cave Trek with your group to a clearing in the woods where you'll find everything needed for an artist led nature event.Join us for an Ohio Belly Boat Fishing trek and we'll show you hundreds of lakes spread across thousands of acres of public access wilderness...full of fish. Explore the Hocking State Forest with us and you'll discover hidden caves and waterfalls that you're free to revisit forever. Hocking HIlls Adventure Trek is a TrekNetwork.com company. We're Ohio's premier guide service, local guides leading urban and outbound adventures and team building events. We offer programming in Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Southeastern Ohio and all points in between. Let us know when and where you'd like to trek and we'll be there. Give us a call with questions or to make a reservation at 740.777.2579.

https://www.hockinghillsadventuretrek.com

Train Rides

Hocking Valley Scenic Railway

33 W. Canal Street
Nelsonville

740-753-9531

Hocking Valley Scenic Railway

Hocking Valley Scenic Railway - Take a leisurely train ride through the Hocking Hills in a historic train. Trains depart Saturday and Sunday from the Nelsonville Depot on U.S. Route 33 and Hocking Parkway, next to Rocky Gear. All regular trains Memorial Day weekend - October make a 30-minute stop at a pioneer log village. Special trains include Easter, Robbery, Fireworks Shuttle, Santa and New Year's Eve.

https://www.hvsry.org/

Workshops

Appalachia Ohio Alliance Demonstration Area

25797 Bailey Road
Rockbridge

334-399-2345

Appalachia Ohio Alliance Demonstration Area

At the demonstration site we hold events open to the community that support and carry out educational, research and outreach activities that foster an appreciation of and pride for the natural features, native plants and animals, scenic beauty and cultural and historical heritage characteristic of the Appalachia Ohio region. We are dedicated to the conservation and stewardship of our land and water as sustainable natural resources that are an asset and a legacy for our community.

http://www.appalachiaohioalliance.org/

Art Clay on Main

50 West Main Street
Lancaster

740-653-1755

Art Clay on Main

Hours: Mon-Thu:7am-6pm, Fri:7am-10pm, Sat:9am-8pm, Sun:12-4pm. Art Clay on Main is a full-service art studio featuring Paint Your Own Pottery, Glass Fusion, Canvas Painting, Wet Clay Instruction, Wheel Throwing Studio, Summer Art Camps for children, PreSchool Picassos for younger students, and many special events. We also offer private lessons, party rentals and more.Square 7 Coffee House is a full-service coffee house, located inside the Art Clay on Main studios. Square 7 features custom-roasted coffees and espresso from Stauf's of Grandview. Boasting a true European barista menu of coffees and lattes, we also have a full range of chais, loose teas from around the globe, smoothies, gourmet chocolates from Coblentz, muffins and sandwiches.Both Art Clay and Square 7 are social purpose enterprises owned and operated by Fairfield County Board of Developmental Disabilities.The Blue Shoe Art Studio, an accessible art studio for adults with disabilities, is also housed inside Art Clay.

https://www.artandclayonmain.com/

Earth Touch Workshops

PO Box 326
Athens

740-592-3496

Earth Touch Workshops

Retreats for women gathering together for hiking, kayaking, birdwatching, photography, and Native American teachings for the purpose of connecting to the Earth.

https://touchtheearthadventures.com

Eric Hoffman, Old Bear's Den Photography

16961 Harble-Griffith Road
Logan

740-380-2039

Eric Hoffman, Old Bear

Environmental Landscape Photography Workshops. Wedding and gathering photography. Also, Hocking Hills' Personal Photographer sessions for only $135.

http://www.theoldbear.com

Hocking County Fairgrounds

150 North Homer Avenue
Logan

740-385-3222

Hocking County Fairgrounds

The Hocking County Fairgrounds is home to the Hocking County Fair and the Hocking County Extension office - a branch office of the Ohio State University. There are many events associated with the racetrack and also through the extension office as a non-formal educational system.

http://www.hockingcountyfair.com/

Hocking Hills Paint Parties

7402704379

Allow me to help you find your inner artist, and develop a confidence in your ability to paint. We can have fun creating a masterpiece in the comfort of your own home, cabin or at a public event.

https://www.hockinghillstravelingpaintparties.com/

Nelsonville Quilt Company

52 W. Washington St.
Nelsonville

740-753-3343

Nelsonville Quilt Company

Hours: 9:30am - 5:30pm Mon/Tue/Wed/Fri. 9:30am-6:30pm Thu. 9:30am-4:30pm Sat. Southeastern Ohio's premier quilt shop. Every Wed come for Quilt Therapy. Offering more than 2,200 bolts of fine quilting fabrics, notions, patterns books. Classes and retreats are offered. Long arm quilting services available.

https://www.nelsonvillequilts.com/

Paper Circle

35 West Columbus Street
Nelsonville

740-753-3374

Paper Circle

Tue/Thu/Fri 10am - 4pm. Sat 11am - 4pm. Last Fri every month - 5-9pm. Paper Circle is a non-profit paper, print and book arts organization located on the historic, starbrick-lined square of Nelsonville. We house a gallery with 12 professional exhibitions a year, shop where we sell an assortment of handmade papers and other objects of art, and a creative studio which is located in the rear, in which we make paper by hand - and where we offer community workshops. Downstairs we have a screen printing shop and our O-Gami papermaking operation. Our major outreach program, Circle for Kids, takes place in the summer. In response to the lack of art education in the school from grades K-8, Circle for Kids provides the under-served area youth a summer of enrichment and learning through the arts.

https://www.papercircle.org/

Zipline

Hocking Hills Canopy Tours

10714 Jackson Street
Rockbridge

740-385-9477

Hocking Hills Canopy Tours

Visitors to the Hocking Hills Canopy Tours Zipline Adventures can explore the treetops during a trip above caves and rock cliffs. Zip liners are suspended on a network of cables, getting a bird's eye view of the Hocking River, native wildlife, plants, and rocks.

https://www.hockinghillscanopytours.com

Soaring Cliffs

24719 Miller Road
Rockbridge

855-947-4386

Soaring Cliffs

Soaring Cliffs offers a zip line experience unlike any other in the Hocking Hills. The lines are set over a natural gorge complete with sandstone rock formations, wildlife, and a seasonal waterfall. Because all launch and landing sites are at ground level, guests have the opportunity to explore the caves and additional waterfalls along the course trails or simply sit and take in the breathtaking scenery while waiting for their turn at each zip location. The views are amazing, the rush is incredible, and the experience is unforgettable.

http://soaringcliffs.com

Ultimate Zipline Adventures

15103 OH-664 Scenic
Logan

7402181029

Ultimate Zipline Adventures

Established in 2019. Newly opened in 2020. Ultimate Zipline Adventures is an adventure park located in Hocking Hills, Ohio. We offer multiple activities including 2 zipline courses, 3 paintball courses and a scenic disc golf course

https://ziplineohio.com/about/

Hocking Hills Bigfoot Festival

On
Aug 5 (Fri) thru Aug 6 (Sat)
Price
Contact
Phone

The first Hocking Hills Bigfoot FestivalCome join the fun including: National and local presentations at the Logan Theater Jeep Show Live Music Crafts Vendors Squatch Seek Local Cuisine Meet Greet

Music In The Park

On
Aug 5 (Fri)
Price
Free
Contact
Phone
7403850694

Every Friday Until August 12th Enjoy a mixture of music from country, bluegrass, classic rock and western swing in downtown Logan at the corner of Market and Main Streets during those summer months every Friday evening.6:30PM

Hippie Fest

On
Aug 6 (Sat) thru Aug 7 (Sun)
Price
$20 single day/ $35 two days
Contact
Phone

Are you a free-spirt wanting to attend a festival to celebrate peace and love Hippie Fest is an annual festival in the Hocking Hills. There will be live music, shopping, a car show, tie dye, drum circle, ciruque performers, food, kid activities, a giant bubble garden and moreAll ages are welcomed.Tickets must be reserved online in advance. Limited tickets remaining. Camping options available. Camping pass must be purchased prior to event with other ticket purchases. Please reserve tickets at hippiefest.org.12pm-7pm Saturday 8/6/2021 and Sunday 8/7/2021.Location:28508 Murphy RoadLogan, OH 43138

The Nostalgics at the Bowen House

On
Aug 7 (Sun)
Price
12
Contact
Phone
740-385-0344

196 North Market StLogan, OH 6:30Unforgettable songs of the Big Band Swing Era - Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Tommy Dorsey, Count Basie, Harry James, Les Brown and more

Owl Program

On
Aug 11 (Thu)
Price
Free
Contact
Phone
740-385-6842

Join our naturalist for a half hour Owl program and get to see some of Ohios Owls up close. Meet at the Old Naturalist cabin behind Old Mans Cave Visitor Center.Naturalist CabinOld Mans Cave, SR 664-SLogan, 43138

Bowen House Art Festival

On
Aug 12 (Fri) thru Aug 13 (Sat)
Price
Free
Contact
Phone

10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.The Bowen House will be holding an Arts Festival on Saturday, Aug. 13th, from 10-5 p.m. with a variety of artists from SE Ohio. In addition, we will have face painting for children, The Chubby Hawaiian food truck from Rushville, and possibly Joe to Go Espresso.

Sidewalk Sale

On
Aug 12 (Fri) thru Aug 13 (Sat)
Price
Free
Contact
Phone

Sidewalk Sale in the Historic downtown of Logan. From Mulberry to High Street, Main and Hunter Street.10-5pm Friday9-Noon SaturdayPlease also see the Bowen House Art Fest, and Hocking County Farmers Market

Cedar Falls Hike

On
Aug 12 (Fri)
Price
Free
Contact
Phone
740-385-6841

Join the naturalist for a short historical hike at Cedar Falls. Meet at Cedar Falls parking lot location H.

Beginning to Kayaking

On
Aug 12 (Fri)
Price
Free
Contact
Phone

Join the Naturalist to learn the basics of kayaking and paddle around Lake Logan. Bring sunscreen and water to drink. All equipment is provided. Meet at the Lake Logan beach parking lot.

Music In The Park

On
Aug 12 (Fri)
Price
Free
Contact
Phone
7403850694

Every Friday Until August 12th Enjoy a mixture of music from country, bluegrass, classic rock and western swing in downtown Logan at the corner of Market and Main Streets during those summer months every Friday evening.6:30PM

Fishing At Rose Lake

On
Aug 13 (Sat)
Price
Free
Contact
Phone
740-385-6841

Join the Naturalists at Rose Lake for an intro to fishing course. All bait and poles provided. All children must be accompanied by an adult.10-12

Hocking Hills Cars and Coffee

On
Aug 13 (Sat)
Price
Free
Contact
hockinghillsccgmail.com
Phone

August Cars Coffee - BMW Clubs of Ohio8-11 AM in the Hungary Buffalo in Logan, Ohio.Coffee, soda and breakfast options will be available.https://m.facebook.com/HockingHillsCC/These events are open to ALL car enthusiasts, not just the featured Clubs

Parade Of The Hills

On
Aug 17 (Wed) thru Aug 20 (Sat)
Price
Free
Contact
Phone
740-753-4346

Annual Celebration of community pride and Appalachian spirit. The original State of Ohio Old Time Fiddlers Championship sponsored by Stuarts Opera House on Friday, 5k races for adults children on Saturday An assortment of dining options, childrens entertainment and games, carnival rides and more. Live nightly entertainment.Public SquareNelsonville, OH 45764https://www.paradeofthehills.org/

Old Mans Cave Hike

On
Aug 18 (Thu)
Price
Free
Contact
Phone
740-385-6841

10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.Join the Naturalist for a fun 1-mile hike to old mans cave. Learn about the local geology and history of the area. Meet the Naturalist in front of the Old Mans Cave Visitor Center.August 04, 2022Thursday 10:00August 18, 2022Thursday 10:00August 25, 2022Thursday 10:00

Ohio State Old Time Fiddler Competition

On
Aug 19 (Fri)
Price
8
Contact
Phone
7407531924

The Ohio State Old time Fiddlers Competition is held every year in August during the Parade of the Hills in Nelsonville, OH. 6PMhttps://www.paradeofthehills.org/fiddlers

Beer Garden Blue Grass- Live Music

On
Aug 20 (Sat)
Price
Free
Contact
Phone
7403856033

Join us at Brewery 33 and enjoy the sweet sounds of Perennial Rye starting at 7PM. Poverty Sting Band from 3-6PM. Every 3rd Saturday is the Beer Garden Blue Grass. On the back patio under the big top tent.

Fishing At Rose Lake

On
Aug 20 (Sat)
Price
Free
Contact
Phone
740-385-6841

Join the Naturalists at Rose Lake for an intro to fishing course. All bait and poles provided. All children must be accompanied by an adult.10-12

Old Mans Cave Hike

On
Aug 25 (Thu)
Price
Free
Contact
Phone
740-385-6841

10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.Join the Naturalist for a fun 1-mile hike to old mans cave. Learn about the local geology and history of the area. Meet the Naturalist in front of the Old Mans Cave Visitor Center.August 04, 2022Thursday 10:00August 18, 2022Thursday 10:00August 25, 2022Thursday 10:00

Ash Cave Twilight Hike

On
Aug 26 (Fri)
Price
Free
Contact
Phone
740-385-6841

Join the Naturalist at the Ash Cave parking lot for a nice twilight stroll to Ash Cave. No pets please.

Fishing At Rose Lake

On
Aug 27 (Sat)
Price
Free
Contact
Phone
740-385-6841

Join the Naturalists at Rose Lake for an intro to fishing course. All bait and poles provided. All children must be accompanied by an adult.10-12

Millersport Sweet Corn Festival

On
Aug 31 (Wed) thru Sep 2 (Fri)
Price
Free
Contact
Phone
740-467-2640

Since 1946 The spotlight feature is all the hot butter sweet corn you can eat. We have over 70 non-profit food and game vendors representing Central Ohios finest civic, school, athletic, social and church organizations. Midway rides, corn eating contests, a tractor pull and live bands. https://www.sweetcornfest.com/

Firemans Old Time Festival

On
Sep 28 (Wed) thru Oct 1 (Sat)
Price
Free
Contact
Phone
740-332-6033

18751 Main StreetLaurelville, OH 43135https://www.facebook.com/events/557891069002115/

4th Annual OktoBEERfest

On
Oct 1 (Sat)
Price
Free
Contact
Phone
7403856033

Join us at Brewery 33 and have a drink and enjoy the sounds Live music German, Schmidts Food Truck, Chef Mo on The Go, Vendors and Kid Activities

Hocking Hills Cars and Coffee

On
Oct 8 (Sat)
Price
Free
Contact
hockinghillsccgmail.com
Phone

October Cars Coffee - Featured Club, TBD8-11 AM in the Hungary Buffalo in Logan, Ohio.Coffee, soda and breakfast options will be available.https://m.facebook.com/HockingHillsCC/These events are open to ALL car enthusiasts, not just the featured Clubs

Grandma Gatewoods Fall Colors Hike

On
Oct 15 (Sat)
Price
Free
Contact
Phone
740-385-6841

Meet with the Naturalist at the Old Mans Cave Visitor Center for a strenuous 6-mile hike, including roughly 3 miles of the Grandma Gatewood Buckeye Trail.

Hocking Hills Cars and Coffee

On
Nov 12 (Sat)
Price
Free
Contact
hockinghillsccgmail.com
Phone

November Cars Coffee - Featured Club, TBD8-11 AM in the Hungary Buffalo in Logan, Ohio.Coffee, soda and breakfast options will be available.https://m.facebook.com/HockingHillsCC/These events are open to ALL car enthusiasts, not just the featured Clubs

Christmas At Ash Cave

On
Dec 10 (Sat)
Price
Free
Contact
Phone

Come bundled up to enjoy a stroll to Ash Cave. The path will be lighted, there will be warm refreshments and fun activities 5pm-7pm This event is kid friendly and pet friendly non-aggressive pets on leash.thehockinghills.org

Winter Hike at Hocking Hills

On
Jan 14 (Sat)
Price
Free
Contact
Hocking Hills State Park
Phone
740-685-6841

Enjoy a winter wonderland 6-mile trek from Old Mans Cave to Ash Cave. Starts from 9-11a.m. At Cedar Falls The Logan Kiwanis Club famous bean soup and cornbread muffins are served donations appreciated. A shuttle bus returns hikers to Old Mans Cave parking area. We recommend Layered clothing and good footwear.

Sweetheart Hike

On
Feb 12 (Sun)
Price
Free
Contact
Phone

Meet at Ash Cave Parking Area At Dusk Go on a romantic stroll to Ash Cave in the soft light of dusk. Afterward, enjoy a cozy fire and refreshments.

Blue Rock State Forest

Blue Rock Township
Blue Rock

740-385-4402

Blue Rock State Forest

6:00 am - 11:00 pm daily. 4,578 acres in Muskingum County. 26 miles of Bridle Trails. Fishing. Fire Tower. Hiking. Hunting. Mushroom hunting. Most of the marginally productive farmland was originally acquired by the federal government during the 1930s under the Resettlement Administration. Surface ownership was later transferred to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry while the federal government retained three-fourths interest in the oil and gas rights. Subsequent reforestation and the application of forest management and protection practices have transformed low quality farmland into one of Ohios most beautiful and productive forests.In 1949, management of Cutler Lake and the adjoining recreation facilities was transferred to the Division of Parks and Recreation.

https://forestry.ohiodnr.gov/bluerocktabc1

Hocking State Forest

19275 S.R. 374
Rockbridge

740-385-4402

Hocking State Forest

The Hocking State Forest consists of 9,696 scres in Hocking County, 59 miles of hiking on 3 different trails, 40 miles of bridle trails - Hocking State Forest Bridle Trail, 23 horse campsites - Hocking State Forest Horsemans Camp, rockclimbing and rappelling area of 99 acreas and Three State Nature Preserves - Conkles Hollow - open to the public and Sheick Hollow and little Rocky Hollow with admission by permit only. Other sites are Chapel Cave, Airplane Rock and an Artisen Well. Hocking State Forest is managed under the multiple-use concept with special empahsis on maintaining or creating a forest cover that will enhance woodland recreation. The area is also managed for timber and wildlife habitat, forestry research and demonstrations of good forest management, natural beauty, tree seed for forest nurseries and protection of soils and watershed.

https://www.hockinghills.com/hocking_hills_state_forest.html

Perry State Forest

5781 Township Hwy 154 NE
New Lexington

740-385-4402

Perry State Forest

Open 6:00am through 11:00pm daily. 4,567 acres in Perry County with 24 miles of hiking trails, 8 miles of bridle trails, and 16 miles of APV trails. Hunting. All Purpose Vehicles. Mushroom hunting. Mountain biking. Much of Perry State Forest was strip mined for coal prior to existing reclamation law, resulting in very rugged, sometimes barren terrain. Since the state acquired the area in 1961, some reclamation has been accomplished, including a large area along County Road 48. Several reforestation and test tree plantings have been established on the forest.The Perry APV area is the most popular public riding area in Ohio. Miles of challenging trails are open. Picnic tables and latrines are provided at the parking area. The APV area closes the day after deer gun season ends through March 31.Perry State Forest has a very scenic day-use bridle trail system. Parking for horse trailer rigs is provided along County Road 48. The Miles Lake water is suitable for horses.The diversity of forest cover encourages a variety of wildlife species and hunting opportunities.

https://forestry.ohiodnr.gov/perrytabc1

Tar Hollow State Park

16396 Tar Hollow Rd
Laurelville

740-663-2538

Tar Hollow State Park

Tar Hollow is Ohios third largest state forest, containing 16,354 acres in Ross, Vinton and Hocking Counties, 22 miles of hiking trails, 33 miles of bridle trails, 46 horsecamp sites, grouse management area. Buckeye trail and Logan Trail pass through the forest. Seventeen miles of paved forest roads and 14 miles of gravel forest roads provide a great opportunity for a scenic drive and allow good access to all areas of the forest. Hiking Trails: Yes Pets Allowed: Yes Waterfalls: No Shelter House: 8 Picnic Tables: 40, 4 picnic areasRestrooms: Yes Boating: YesHunting: YesPicnicking:Yes Swimming: Yes Fishing: YesBoat Rentals: YesMountain Biking: YesCamping: YesPlayground and Basketball court. General Store. Miniature golf course, game room with ping pong, air hockey and fooseball.

https://www.stateparks.com/tar_hollow_state_park_in_ohio.html

Vinton Furnace State Forest

Experimental Forest Road
Wilkesville

740-596-5781

Vinton Furnace State Forest

6am to 11pm daily. 12,089 acres in Vinton County near McArthur. Home to the state's largest known population of bobcats. Also home to timber rattlesnakes, cerulean warblers and several rare plant species. Camping permitted in Hunters Camp only. The Hunters camp is operational one day before the start of squirrel season until one day after the close of grouse season. It is open again 14 days before the start of wild turkey season and closes the day after the season ends. Campers must be legally licensed hunters and must complete a self-registration form on-site.

https://forestry.ohiodnr.gov/vintonfurnace

Zaleski State Forest

Ohio 278
Zaleski

740-596-5781

Zaleski State Forest

6am - 11pm Daily. 26,827 acres in Vinton and Athens counties with 25 miles of hiking trails, 50 miles of bridle trails, 23.5 miles of backpacking trails, 16 horsecamp sites, a hunters camp, and shooting range open to public use on a first come, first serve basis. There is a sawmill in the forest. The forest encompasses Lake Hope State Park as well as turkey and grouse management areas. Historic Moonville Tunnel is located within Zaleski State Forest on an abandoned BO railroad right-of-way.

https://forestry.ohiodnr.gov/zaleskitabc1

Alley Park

2805 Old Logan Rd SE
Lancaster

740-681-5025

Alley Park

Goslin Nature Education Center at Alley Park holds programs for all ages. Activities such as Archery, canoeing, bonfires, games, crafts and informational time with animals as well as special events like Maple Syrup Tapping, Frontier Spirit and Pumpkin Hike.

https://visitfairfieldcounty.org/listing/charles-alley-nature-park/

Bishops Educational Garden

13200 Little Cola Rd.
Rockbridge

740-385-3016

Bishops Educational Garden

The Bishop Educational Gardens was donated to the Hocking Soil Water Conservation District on December 12, 2008. As retired teachers Roberta Bishop and her late husband Bruce dreamed that one day their property would be used for outdoor education. Workshops for adults like the Garden Workshop, Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist Classes, Rain Barrel Workshops, Winter Hikes and of course the famous Lilyfest are held here. Field Trips for school children, home school programs and family outdoor programs are also possible due to this generous donation. Additionally, the gardens received another special gift of a tree identification nature trail in honor of the late Paul B. Hoskins this past spring. Paul was a former biology teacher, worked for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and served as the Pickaway County Soil Water Conservation Supervisor. See main page calendar for upcoming events.

https://www.hockingswcd.com/bishop-educational-gardens.html

Clear Creek Metro Park

185 Clear Creek Road
Rockbridge

740-385-1834

Clear Creek Metro Park

The beauty of the Clear Creek valley comes from the overlap of geologic and climate zones. Here the prairies of the west meet the Appalachian forests of the east. Canadian hemlocks pushed south by glaciers meet southern species such as rhododendron. Hiking Trails: Rim Trail - 2 miles, Gorge Trail - 3/4 miles Wheelchair Accessible: No Pets Allowed: Yes Waterfalls: No Shelter House: No Picnic Tables: 10 Restrooms: No Swimming: No Fishing: Yes

https://hockinghills.com/clear_creek.html

Kachelmacher Park

128-274 State Route 93 S
Logan

740-385-4060

Kachelmacher Park

Kachelmacher Park is a picnic style park located in downtown Logan, Ohio. The park was donated to the City of Logan by Nils Louis Christian Kachmacher to be used solely as a public park in 1917. The park consists of 3 large shelter houses that may be used free by the public for parties or gatherings. The availability of these shelters houses are on a first come first serve basis.

http://www.kachelmacherpark.com/

Kaeppner Woods

34070 Sutton Rd
Logan

740-385-3885

Kaeppner Woods

The Woods at Kaeppner Place TWKP has 150, mostly wooded acres, with pond and hiking mountain bike trails. TWKP is available for large family group primitive camping. An onsite shower house is available for overnight campers in season. TWPK boasts a 10 acre natural grass amphitheater with a stage available for festivals and music events. Stage area has electric and water hook ups available for campers and or vendors.

http://www.kaeppnerswoods.com/

Lake Park at Coshocton

23253 State Route 83 North
Coshocton

740-622-7528

Lake Park at Coshocton

Coshocton Lake Park Recreational Complex has an Aquatic Center, Canal Boat, Pavilion, Nature Trails, Campground, Recreation.

http://www.coshoctonlakepark.com

Lake Snowden Education Research Park

PO Box 523
Albany

740-698-6373

Lake Snowden Education Research Park

Lake Snowden is a 675 acre education and recreation park, featuring the largest of four lakes which form the Margaret Creek Conservancy District.The lake covers approximately 136 acres offering camping, boating, fishing, picnicking and swimming. The serene setting reveals natural beauty while maintaining the convenience of being just 5 miles from Athens, Ohio. The shelter houses, restroom facilities, beach, shoreline fishing holes, and fish hatchery make Lake Snowden a full-featured recreation park.Lake Snowden was built for the Margaret Creek Conservancy District in 1968 with federal funds through the Farmers Home Administration and the Soil Conservation Service in an effort to control flooding. It opened to the public in 1972 and in 1998, Hocking College purchased Lake Snowden from Le-Ax Water District.

http://lakesnowden.com/

Lancaster Parks and Recreation

1507 East Main Street
Lancaster

740-687-6651

Lancaster Parks and Recreation

8 am to 5 pm office hours. Most parks are open dawn to dusk. Lancaster Parks and Recreation provide many parks in Fairfield County with a large variety of events and recreation opportunities.

https://www.ci.lancaster.oh.us/245/Parks-Recreation

Mercer Woods

9016 Buckeye Troxel Road
Sugar Grove

614-439-5172

Mercer Woods

Mercer Woods is located in the scenic Hocking River valley in the northern extent of the Hocking Hills. It is part of our Hocking River Conservation Corridor initiative. The 116-acre parcel includes typical Hocking Hills landscape features including sandstone outcrops and a small stream gorge, as well as a wide variety of habitats.

http://www.appalachiaohioalliance.org

Pickerington Ponds Metro Park

7680 Wright Road
Canal Winchester

614-508-8111

Pickerington Ponds Metro Park

Designated as one of Ohio's Important Birding Areas by Audubon Ohio, Pickerington Ponds is a premier spot for observing more than 260 species of birds. The combination of seasonal ponds and rich wetland vegetation, with bordering woodlands, serve as a magnet for migrating waterfowl, shore birds and land birds.

http://www.metroparks.net/parks-and-trails/pickerington-ponds/

Rising Park

1120 N. High Street
Lancaster

740-687-6651

Rising Park

Park closes at Dark. The park features baseball/softball diamond, fishing, grill, horseshoe pits, parking picnic areas, picnic shelters, picnic tables, playground, restrooms, and tennis court.

http://www.ci.lancaster.oh.us/facilities/facility/details/risingpark-8

Rock Mill Park

1429 Rock Mill Place NW
Lancaster

740-681-7249

Rock Mill Park

The park is open sunrise to sunset. The mill is open May to October on Saturday and Sunday from 1-3pm. Stunning early nineteenth century grist mill situated above the Hocking river falls - excellent photography spot. Historic Rock Mill Covered Bridge built in 1901. Parking is available along Rock Mill Place. Historical Fairfield County Park - Rock Mill Park encompasses the historic Rock Mill, a stunning grist mill built in 1824 above the Hocking River Falls and the scenic Rock Mill Covered Bridge, constructed in 1901. Standing 90 feet above the gorge of the falls, Rock Mill stands as a testament to the rich agricultural heritage of Fairfield County, whose -fair fields- attracted so many brave pioneers in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. In the early 1800s Rock Mill was one of a dozen mills in the area whose power source was the Hocking River. The mill was in operation grinding flour and corn into wheat and meal as late at 1905.

https://fairfieldcountyparks.com/rock_mill.html

Rose Lake

SR 664 South
Logan

740-385-6842

Rose Lake

Hocking Hills Reservoir locally nicknamed Rose Lake sometimes called Fisherman's Lake is located just outside of Old Man's Cave, in the Hocking Hills region of Hocking County, Ohio, United States. It is a part of the Hocking Hills State Park.It is accessed via the crossing of the Old Man's Cave gorge and following the signs - about a 3 miles 4.8 km hike. There is no direct road access, though a shortcut may be found via a trail from a primitive campground which borders the lake.Hocking Hills reservoir is the approximate mid-point of a trail between Old Man's Cave and Cedar Falls. Specifically, it is found on the Upper Gorge Trail.

Ross County Fairgrounds

344 Fairgrounds Road
Chillicothe

740-775-5083

Ross County Fairgrounds

Ross County Fairgrounds is home to the Ross County Fair and numerous other events throughout the year.

http://rosscountyfair.com/

Slate Run Metro Park

1375 State Route 674 N.
Canal Winchester

614-508-8111

Slate Run Metro Park

Open 6:30 a.m. to dark. Slate Run Metro Park isn't resting on slate rock -- settlers mistook the dark soil for 350-million year old slate. It's actually shale, a soft rock made from clay deposited by water about 350 million years ago. Slate Run features a variety of habitats ranging from the open areas of grasslands, wetlands and meadows to the forested areas of beech, oak, hickory and sugar maple. Wildlife viewing opportunities abound at the 1,705-acre park. Sandhill cranes have nested in the 156-acre wetland and the northern bobwhite quail have been reintroduced in the park.

http://www.metroparks.net/parks-and-trails/slate-run/

Smeck Historical Farm

7395 Basil Road NW
Baltimore

740-681-7249

Smeck Historical Farm

Location Features an Open-air shelter, Green space for picnicking, photography and recreation, and 1.4-mile walking trail. This park opens at sunrise and closes at sunset.Smeck Historical Farm, located just south of the former Village of Basil near the west edge of what is now Baltimore in Liberty Township, is a 45-acre park consisting of mature mixed hardwoods, deep ravines, meadows, a Civilian Conservation Corps pine plantation and fields partially divided by the Little Walnut Creek and the Ohio-Erie Canal. A gift to the people of Fairfield County by the late Harold Smeck, the park provides a prime example of the power of the last great glacier, the Wisconsinan, which began its retreat from what would become Ohio more than 14,000 years ago. As the Wisconsinan flattened hills and filled in valleys, it began to melt, producing unimaginable torrents of water rushing from its face and cutting deep into the landscape, leaving behind the ravines seen today at the park.The park is home to the remains of the Fetter-Hood Barn, a large, double forebay, German-style barn that was moved to the park in 2006 from its original location just outside of Lancaster. Smeck Farm also includes a 1.4-mile trail that goes from the Fetter-Hood Barn to Walnut Creek and back. The park also features a large open space for picnicking and recreation. Reconstruction of the Fetter-Hood Barn will begin in 2015 and will be the centerpiece of a historic village. The first building of the village, a blacksmiths shop, is currently in place.

https://fairfieldcountyparks.com/smeck_farm.html

Worthington Park Gazebo

Corner of Main Market Sts.
Logan

740-385-6964

Worthington Park Gazebo

Park for Public Meetings and Concerts. Outdoors. No shelter for audience.

http://www.loganohio.com

Hopewell Culture National Historical Park

16062 State Route 104
Chillicothe

740-774-1126

Visible remnants of Hopewell culture are concentrated in the Scioto River valley near the present-day city of Chillicothe, Ohio. The most striking Hopewell sites contain earthworks in the form of circles, squares, and other geometric shapes. Many of these sites were built to a monumental scale, with earthen walls up to 12 feet high outlining geometric figures more than 1,000 feet across. Conical and loaf-shaped earthen mounds up to 30 feet high are often found in association with the geometric earthworks. Hopewell Culture National Historical Park preserves six earthwork complexes. All photos credited to NPS / Hopewell Culture NHP

http://www.nps.gov/hocu/index.htm

Wayne National Forest

13700 U.S. Highway 33
Nelsonville

740-753-0101

Wayne National Forest

This national forest, in the heart of the heavily populated Midwest, covers almost a quarter million acres of Appalachian foothills. Visitors to national forest lands are welcome to camp, hike, hunt and fish. The Forest boundaries surround a checkerboard pattern of ownership, with public and private ownership interspersed. There are over 300 miles of trails on the Forest for hiking, all-terrain vehicle ATV riding, mountain biking, or horseback riding.Trails are open from April 15th through December 15th.

https://www.fs.usda.gov/wayne/

Bartley Preserve

1711 Hitler Road 1
Circleville

334-399-2345

Bartley Preserve

Appalachia Ohio Alliance managed Nature Preserve in Pickaway County.

https://www.appalachiaohioalliance.org/conservation/bartley-preserve/

Blackhand Gorge State Nature Preserve

2200 Gratiot Road SE
Newark

614-265-6561

Blackhand Gorge State Nature Preserve

The prime feature of this preserve is a narrow, east-west gorge cut by the Licking River through the famous Black Hand sandstone formation. It also boasts the only bike trail in Ohio's state nature preserve system more than 4 miles of bike trail wind through the preserve.The preserve is rich in natural as well as early Ohio history.The name Blackhand, for which the preserve is named, originated from a dark, hand-shaped Indian petroglyph which was engraved on the face of a massive sandstone cliff along the north side of the river. The engraving was destroyed in 1828 when canal builders dynamited the cliff face, during construction of the Ohio-Erie Canal, which runs through the gorge. Sections of the canal towpaths and canal locks may be seen from the trails along the river.The dry hilltops are dominated by oak-hickory mature woods along with Virginia pine and mountain laurel. Yellow birch, cherry birch and eastern hemlock grow on northerly exposures. It is an excellent site for viewing woodland spring wildflowers.

https://naturepreserves.ohiodnr.gov/blackhandgorge

Boch Hollow State Nature Preserve

7211 Bremen Road
Logan

740-380-8918

Boch Hollow State Nature Preserve

Special Features - Woods. Wetlands. Spring Wildflowers. Geologic Features. Summer Wildflowers. Bird Watching. Wide diversity of habitats. Federally Endangered Running Buffalo Clover. Facilities - 7 miles of trails. Access to off-trail areas of Boch Hollow State Nature Preserve, including Robinson Falls, requires a written permit. Additional trails planned. Small pond and gazebo near trailhead. Meeting room and educational programming facility. Parking lot. Trailhead - 7000 Beach Camp Road, Logan, OH 607 acres in Hocking County. Located in northern Hocking County at the edge of the Hocking Hills Region, Boch Hollow provides an excellent opportunity to see a wide diversity of habitats ranging from riparian corridors, mature wooded hills, ridges, and old field remnants. The most notable botanical feature at Boch Hollow is the extensive population of the Federally Endangered Running Buffalo Clover the largest such population in Ohio.Unique among Ohios preserves is the mission of Boch Hollow to serve as an educational site for hands-on environmental education of Appalachian Ohio ecology. Primarily geared toward local school children, the staff also provides programs to the general public as well as various civic and environmental organizations.

https://naturepreserves.ohiodnr.gov/bochhollow

Conkle's Hollow Nature Preserve

24858 Big Pine Road
Rockbridge

740-385-6842

Conkle

Special Features - Geologic Features. Bird Watching. Spring Wildflowers and Fern Communities. Woods. Spectacular sandstone gorge with excellent vistas. Facilities - Wheelchair accessible. Flush Restrooms. Parking lot. 3.5 mile trail system. the Lower Gorge Trail is a 1-mile disabled accessible trail. Drinking water is not available. No Pets. 87 acres in Hocking County. Conkles Hollow, situated off S.R. 374 on Big Pine Road is a rugged, rocky gorge - considered one of the deepest in Ohio. The valley floor is a veritable wilderness covered by a profusion of ferns and wildflowers. The deep, cool gorge, which is only 100 feet wide in places and is considered by some to be the deepest in Ohio, has numerous waterfalls cascading over its sandstone cliffs. The Lower Gorge trail was recently redesigned to accommodate visitors of all abilities. The cliff tops with their magnificent overlooks and the quiet gorge beneath offer visitors an opportunity to explore different habitats, each with its own unique plant and animal communities. Hiking Trails: Rim Trail - 4 miles, Gorge Trail - 1/2 miles Wheelchair Accessible: Yes Pets Allowed: No Waterfalls: Yes Picnic Tables: 5 Restrooms: Yes

https://hockinghills.com/conkles_hollow.html

Earl H. Barnhart's Buzzards Roost Nature Preserve

514 Red Bird Lane
Chillicothe

740-775-2247

Earl H. Barnhart

The Earl H. Barnhart Buzzards Roost Nature Preserve encompasses approximately 1300 acres of some of the most rugged and beautiful country in this area. The rollinguplands are deeply cut by precipitous wooded ravines that are wild and picturesque. From the top of the cliffs bordering Paint Creek, There is a magnificent panorama of ranges of rolling hills, while below is the deep gorge of the stream, flanked by vertical cliffs of sandstone and shale. From the highest elevation to the lowest it is 600 feet, a condition found in few places in Ohio. The preserve is located at the southern limitof glaciations in this region. It is part of some of the oldest continuously eroded landscape on earth. There is a rich diversity of plant and wildlife here for the careful observer. The area is rich in history yet to be discovered. There are several decaying home sites where only the stone foundations can be found, and maybe an old well or two. There is also a long forgotten cemetery dating back to the late 1800s. There are numerous former logging roads that crisscross the area for easy walking.Buzzards Roost is devoted to the study of the natural history of the area and appreciation of its scenic beauty.

https://rosscountyparkdistrict.com

Kleinmaier State Nature Preserve

Pump Station Road
Sugar Grove

334-399-2345

Kleinmaier State Nature Preserve

Although small in size at 32 acres, this designated state nature preserve consists of a small valley ringed by spectacular outcrops of Black Hand Sandstone. Donated by the heirs of Bertram and Josephine Kleinmaier, this treasured natural area is a component of the nearby Rhododendron Hollow State Nature Preserve. Both of these wooded parcels harbor healthy populations of the state threatened Great Rhododendron and associated plants such as Partridge Berry, Wintergreen, Pink Moccasin Flower, Indian Pipe, and Walking Fern. In a wet spring, seep the locally rare Swamp Saxifrage grows in association with a dense forest of Skunk Cabbage. Access to this site is by permit only.

http://www.appalachiaohioalliance.org/conservation/kleinmaier-preserve

Mathias Grove

25779 Bailey Road
Rockbridge

740-380-0227

Mathias Grove

Mathias Grove is an area just north of Logan that hosts the annual Trillium Festival held in mid-April. Trilliums and wildflowers abound. Mathias Grove is protected from development in perpetuity through a conservation easement donation to Appalachia Ohio Alliance.

http://www.appalachiaohioalliance.org/

Rhododendron Cove State Nature Preserve

2730 Pump Station Road SE
Lancaster

740-380-8919

Rhododendron Cove State Nature Preserve

Special Features - Woods. Spring Wildflowers. Summer Wildflowers. Geologic Features. Bird Watching. State listed flame azalea. Likely largest native population of great rhododendron in Ohio. Facilities - Parking lot. 1.2 mile trail, remain on marked trail at all times. The preserve provides a rather strenuous hike to the top of the dry ridge line with a view of the Hocking River Valley to the east. This dry ridge forms a horseshoe shape, supporting a significant chestnut oak community with Virginia and pitch pine, sourwood and a well-developed heath layer of mountain laurel, blueberry, deer berry, and state listed flame azalea. The cooler north facing slopes below the cliff lines form an environment better suited to eastern hemlock, black birch and another state listed member of the heath family - the great rhododendron. This is likely the home of the largest native population of this native rhododendron in Ohio. Peak blooming is typically during late June and early July.

https://naturepreserves.ohiodnr.gov/rhododendroncove

Riddle State Nature Preserve Hawk Woods

Sells Park - Avon Place
Athens

740-380-8919

Special Features - Woods. Spring Wildflowers. Bird Watching. Geological Features. Old growth forest remnant. Facilities - none. The preserve is adjacent to Strouds Run State Park that offers many facilities. 106 acre preserve lies outside the city of Athens, locally known as Hawk Woods. The trees include massive tulip poplar and oaks, some as large as 30 inches in diameter. An oak-hickory forest is present on the upper slopes of the younger, southern section of the preserve. The wooded preserve runs up a ridge and faces north/northwest. A small intermittent stream is present and the area is home to ferns, fungus and in the spring, a variety of wildflowers including showy orchids, jack-in-the-pulpit and trilliums. Excellent birding with the worm-eating warbler and Louisiana water thrush and good population of ovenbirds, wood thrushes, red-eyed vireos, Acadian flycatchers and eastern wood pewees.

https://naturepreserves.ohiodnr.gov/dalejackieriddle

Rockbridge Nature Preserve

11475 Dalton Rd
Rockbridge

740-380-8919

Special Features - Woods. Excellent Spring Wildflowers. Geologic features. Bird Watching. Ohios largest natural rock bridge. Facilities - Parking area. 2.75 mile trail system. 202 acres in Hocking County. Rockbridges natural arch or bridge is more than 100 feet long and 10 to 20 feet wide, and gracefully arches 50 feet across a ravine. It is considered the largest natural bridge in Ohio. Hiking Trails: 3 miles, Waterfalls: Yes.

https://naturepreserves.ohiodnr.gov/rockbridge

Shallenberger State Nature Preserve

2470 Beck's Knob Road
Lancaster

740-380-8919

Shallenberger State Nature Preserve

Special Features - Woods. Excellent Spring Wildflowers. Geological Features. Bird Watching. Allen Knob. Facilities - Parking lot and trail system. Jay Shallenberger, the areas original owner, wanted to see it both preserved and open for the enjoyment and education of Ohioans. His wishes were carried out by the Fairfield County Commissioners who received the land after his death. Early in 1973, the commissioners transferred the property to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources as a scenic state nature preserve and it is managed by the Division of Natural Areas and Preserves. More than 300 million years ago this portion of Ohio lay under the waters of a vast inland ocean. Large sand deltas were deposited by streams flowing into the ancient seas. Over millions of years, compaction of these sand deltas fused the sand into rock, creating the Black Hand sandstone formation found in Ohio today. The oceans have long since disappeared and the subsequent weathering of this massive sandstone formation by water, wind and temperature extremes has created striking gorges, overhangs, rock shelters, promontories and waterfalls, best known in the Hocking Hills region. At Shallenberger, the long process of weathering produced Allen Knob, a promontory of highly resistant sandstone, and the smaller adjacent Ruble Knob. Allen Knob towers 240 feet above the surrounding countryside and provides an impressive vista of the central Ohio lowland plains to the west. While this major feature of the preserve owes its origin to an ancient marine environment, the preserve also shows the effects of the last major glacial period. More than 10,000 years ago great sheets of ice, in some places more than 1 mile thick, covered portions of Ohio. Shallenberger lies at their southeastern limit. The tops of Allen and Ruble knobs apparently remained free of ice. However, their bases were buried under an end moraine, an accumulation of rock, gravel and sand debris which was frozen in glacial ice and deposited at the melting front of the ice sheet. In a more subtle way, the plant communities at Shallenberger also reflect the influence of glaciation. The unglaciated tops and steep sides of Allen and Ruble knobs have thin, rocky soils low in moisture and nutrients. Chestnut oak and mountain laurel, a flowering shrub more commonly found in the Appalachian mountains, are abundant on the knobs. However, few other woody species have gained a foothold. The knobs also provide habitat for a number of ferns, including polypody, ebony spleenwort and walking fern.

https://naturepreserves.ohiodnr.gov/shallenberger

Wahkeena Nature Preserve

2200 Pump Station Road
Sugar Grove

740-681-7249

Wahkeena Nature Preserve

Special Features - Woods. Wetlands. Spring Wildflowers. Summer Wildflowers. Geologic Features. Bird Watching. About 30 fern species. Eight native orchids may be found, including pink ladys slipper and showy orchids. Facilies - Restrooms. Drinking water. Parking lot. Visitors Center. Trails. Wahkeena Nature Preserve is administered by the Ohio History connection and managed locally by the Fairfield County Historical Parks. Hours - April through October - Wed-Sun 8am-4:30pm. November through March - Closed. 68 acres in Fairfield County. The site hosts an abundance of plants and animals typical of unglaciated Allegheny Plateau. Black Hand sandstone cliffs are forested primarily with tulip trees and oak. Rhododendron, mountain laurel, ferns and orchids are among the preserve's showiest plant species. Wahkeena serves as an outdoor education area for nature study groups, school groups, garden clubs and visiting natural resource professionals.

https://www.fairfieldcountyparks.com/wahkeena_nature_preserve.html

A W Marion State Park

7317 Warner Huffer Road
Circleville

740-869-3124

A W Marion State Park

This small but unique park offers a variety of recreational activities while maintaining a quiet atmosphere of natural serenity.

https://www.stateparks.com/a_w_marion.html

Ash Cave

State Route 56
South Bloomingville

740-385-6842

Ash Cave

In the southernmost reaches of Hocking Hills is Ash Cave - beyond doubt the most spectacular feature of the entire park. Ash Cave is the largest, most impressive recess cave in the state. Hiking Trails: Rim Trail - 2 miles, Gorge Trail - 1/4 miles Wheelchair Accessible: Yes Pets Allowed: Yes Waterfalls: Yes Shelter House: 3 Picnic Tables: 20 Restrooms: Yes Swimming: No Fishing: No

https://hockinghills.com/ash_cave.html

Blue Rock State Park

7924 Cutler Lake Road
Blue Rock

740-674-4794

Blue Rock State Park

Camping. Cabins. Unique Getaways. Archery. Bring your Pet. Boating. Fishing. History. Hunting. Picnicking. Shelter. Playground. Swimming. Hiking Trails. Bridle Trails. Weddings. Winter Recreation. Certified Clean Marina. Fire rings are provided. Volleyball and Basketball Courts. Camp Store. Rugged hills and rich green forests provide the backdrop to Blue rock State Park. Escape to natures solitude and enjoy the diverse flora and fauna of this scenic 322 acre state park. Surrounding the park is the 4,573 acre Blue Rock State Forest and the Muskingum River is nearby.

https://parks.ohiodnr.gov/bluerockoverview

Burr Oak State Park

Rt. 2, Box 159
Glouster

740-767-3797

Burr Oak State Park

As one of Ohio's resort parks, Burr Oak offers a wide array of overnight accommodations with its lodge, cottages and campground. Burr Oak blends modern conveniences with the wilderness spirit of Ohio.

https://www.stateparks.com/burr_oak_state_park_in_ohio.html

Cantwell Cliffs

State Route 374
Logan

740.385.6842

Cantwell Cliffs

Cantwell Cliffs is located in the northern reaches of Hocking Hills - 17 miles from Old Man's Cave on S.R. 374. Its remote location discourages visitation, but those who travel the extra distance will not be disappointed. Hiking Trails: Rim Trail - 2 miles, Gorge Trail - 1/4 miles Wheelchair Accessible: No Pets Allowed: Yes Waterfalls: No Shelter House: 1 Picnic Tables: No Restrooms: Yes Swimming: No Fishing: No

https://hockinghills.com/cantwell_cliffs.html

Cedar Falls

State Route 374
South Bloomingville

740-385-6842

Cedar Falls

Cedar Falls itself is the greatest waterfall in terms of volume in the Hocking Hills Region. During late Winter thru early Summer months Queer Creek tumbles over the face of the Blackhand sandstone displaying the awesome force of water power. Hiking Trails: Rim Trail - 3/4 miles, Gorge Trail - 1/2 miles Wheelchair Accessible: No Pets Allowed: Yes Waterfalls: Yes Shelter House: No Picnic Tables: 10 Restrooms: Yes Swimming: No Fishing: No

https://hockinghills.com/cedar_falls.html

Great Seal State Park

4908 Marietta Road
Chillicothe

740-887-4818

Great Seal State Park

Great Seal State Park is dedicated to the wilderness spirit of Ohio. The history of the Shawnee nation and Ohio's early statehood is centered in these rugged hills. These very hills are depicted on the Great Seal of the State of Ohio.

https://www.stateparks.com/great_seal.html

Hocking Hills State Park at Old Man's Cave

19852 State Route 664 South
Logan

740-385-6842

Hocking Hills provides a variety of recreational opportunities in a splendid natural setting. The 2356-acre park has towering cliffs, waterfalls and deep hemlock-shaded gorges to lure the hiker and naturalist and serve as a backdrop to popular facilities and accommodations.

http://www.hockinghillsstatepark.com

Lake Alma State Park

422 Lake Alma Road
Wellston

740-384-4474

Lake Alma State Park

Lake Alma State Park features a serene lake and creek, a forested park with campsites, three hiking trails and fishing. In the midst of some of Ohio's most rugged, scenic territory lies Lake Alma State Park. A quiet lake and a gentle creek meandering through a wooded valley providing a restful setting for park visitors.

https://parks.ohiodnr.gov/lakealma

Lake Hope State Park

27331 State Route 278
McArthur

740-596-3030

Lake Hope State Park

Lake Hope State Park is truly a nature lover's dream. In the forest-draped hills, the observant visitor can discover the abundant natural resources of this wild and scenic park. A natural paradise, 2983-acre Lake Hope State Park lies entirely within the 26,824-acre Zaleski State Forest in the Big Sandy run. It is a rugged, heavily forested region traversed by steep gorges and narrow ridges.

https://www.stateparks.com/lake_hope_state_park_in_ohio.html

Lake Logan State Park

State Route 278 South
Logan

740-385-6842

Lake Logan State Park

One of the best fishing lakes in Ohio awaits sportsmen in Hocking County at Lake Logan State Park. The lake sports northern pike, bass, bluegill, crappie, catfish and saugeye. Lake Logan is a day-use park that provides scenic picnic areas. Hiking Trails: 3/4 miles Wheelchair Accessible: No Pets Allowed: Yes Waterfalls: No Shelter House: No Picnic Tables: 10 Restrooms: Yes Swimming: YesFishing: YesBoat Rentals: Yes

https://hockinghills.com/lake_logan.html

Old Man's Cave

20160 State Route 664 South
Logan

740-385-6841

Old Man

The most popular of all the Hocking areas is Old Man's Cave, located on State Route 664. Here at the Upper Falls, the Grandma Gatewood Trail begins its six-mile course connecting three of the park's areas. Hiking Trails: Rim Trail - 2 miles, Gorge Trail - 3/4 miles Wheelchair Accessible: No Pets Allowed: Yes Waterfalls: Yes Shelter House: 2 Picnic Tables: 40 Restrooms: Yes Swimming: No Fishing: No

http://www.hockinghillsstatepark.com

Rock House

State Route 374
Logan

740-385-6842

Rock House

Rock House is unique in the Hocking Hills region, as it is the only true cave in the park. It is a tunnel-like corridor situated midway up a 150-foot cliff of Blackhand sandstone. Hiking Trails: Gorge Trail - 1/4 miles Wheelchair Accessible: No Pets Allowed: Yes Waterfalls: No Shelter House: 2 Picnic Tables: 20 Restrooms: Yes Swimming: No Fishing: No

https://hockinghills.com/rock_house.html

Shawnee State Park

4404 State Route 125
Portsmouth

740-858-6652

Shawnee State Park

Located in the Appalachian foothills near the banks of the Ohio River, Shawnee State Park is nestled in the 60,000-acre Shawnee State Forest. Once the hunting grounds of the Shawnee Indians, the region is one of the most picturesque in the state, featuring erosion-carved valleys and wooded hills. The rugged beauty of the area has earned it the nickname The Little Smokies.

https://stateparks.com/shawnee_state_park_in_ohio.html

Stroud Run State Park

11661 State Park Rd
Athens

A 900-foot sand beach on the east side of the lake is open during the summer months from sunrise to sunset. Change booths, drinking water and restrooms are available. Scuba diving with proper equipment is permitted.

https://www.stateparks.com/stroud_run.html

Tar Hollow State Park

16396 Tar Hollow Rd
Laurelville

740-663-2538

Tar Hollow State Park

Tar Hollow is Ohios third largest state forest, containing 16,354 acres in Ross, Vinton and Hocking Counties, 22 miles of hiking trails, 33 miles of bridle trails, 46 horsecamp sites, grouse management area. Buckeye trail and Logan Trail pass through the forest. Seventeen miles of paved forest roads and 14 miles of gravel forest roads provide a great opportunity for a scenic drive and allow good access to all areas of the forest. Hiking Trails: Yes Pets Allowed: Yes Waterfalls: No Shelter House: 8 Picnic Tables: 40, 4 picnic areasRestrooms: Yes Boating: YesHunting: YesPicnicking:Yes Swimming: Yes Fishing: YesBoat Rentals: YesMountain Biking: YesCamping: YesPlayground and Basketball court. General Store. Miniature golf course, game room with ping pong, air hockey and fooseball.

https://www.stateparks.com/tar_hollow_state_park_in_ohio.html
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