Clear Creek Metro Park: Fern Picnic Area Parking
Clear Creek Road
Rockbridge, Ohio 43149
Fern Creek Loop Trail is about 1.9 miles long and begins as a spur across Clear Creek Road from Fern Picnic Area. It is mildly strenuous. Hikers must stay on trail.
(No dogs allowed)
1.9 miles - Takes about 1 to 1.5 hours to hike.
Hemlock forests and meadows.
Parking at Fern Picnic Area. Entrance to Fern Trail is right across Clear Creek Road - not long after, the trail forks and take a left - (this is the beginning of the loop).
Where loop begins.
There are seven major hiking areas in Hocking Hills State Park - All are one-way trail systems.
Ash Cave, Old Man's Cave, Rock House, Conkle's Hollow, Cedar Falls, Cantwell Cliffs, and Whispering Cave Trail. These park areas offer a unique experience for those who walk its paths no matter what season (the park is open year-round from dawn to dusk)—located on the southern edge of Hocking County. But those are just a handful. There are many hiking trails in the Hocking Hills include those at Wayne National Forest, Clear Creek Metro Parks, Lake Hope State Park, Vinton County Park District's Moonville Tunnel, and Hocking College's Robbins Crossing (with park programs) and the Athens Hock-Hocking Adena Rail Trail bikeway.