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Hocking Hills Events

Special Events

Hocking Hills Special Events

Hocking Hills State Park Events.

Hocking Hills State Park special events include Winter Hike, Christmas in Ash Cave, Grandma Gatewood Hike, and Sweetheart's Hike.

Special Events

 

Hocking Hills State Park
Naturalist Special Events


Year-ending 2022 Hocking Hills State Park Events

Grandma Gatewood’s Fall Colors Hike: 15 October 2022. 9:00 AM

Meet with the Naturalist at the Old Man’s Cave Visitor Center for a strenuous 6-mile hike which includes roughly 3 miles of the Grandma Gatewood (Buckeye) trail. We will be navigating the section which runs from Old Man’s Cave to Cedar Falls, returning on the Gorge Overlook Trail. Come enjoy the scenic beauty and cultural personality from one of the most popular gorges in the Hocking Hills.  This hike does include several hills and steps and is not recommended for the easily winded individual. Bring along a cool drink and celebrate the season’s colors with us! (Approx. 3 to 4 hours)

Hocking Halloween Campout:  28 October – 30 October 2022


Christmas in Ash Cave: 10 December 2022. 5:00 – 7:00PM

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2023 Hocking Hills State Park Events

Annual Winter Hike: January 21, 2023. Continuous starts from 9:00AM – 11:00AM

Enjoy winter's splendor on this difficult 6-mile trek from Old Man’s Cave to Ash Cave. Layered clothing and good footwear recommended. Refreshments are available at Cedar Falls for a donation. A shuttle bus returns hikers to Old Man’s Cave.

Maple Sugaring in the Hills: March 11 & 12 2023 - 12-4 PM

Meet at Naturalist Cabin, just outside the Old Man’s Cave Visitor Center. Join park naturalists to learn how sap is collected to make maple syrup. Watch the process happen before your very eyes and learn about the history of the area as well. Dress appropriately for the March weather.

Wildflower Week April 23– 29, 2023 - 10 AM
Join park naturalists for a week of wildflower hikes across the park. Hikes can range from a half mile to a mile round trip. Hikes will range from moderate to difficult. Hikes will be hosted across the park. Meet at the trail head for the hike. Locations will be posted closer to the hikes.

Grandma Gatewood’s Fall Colors Hike: October 14, 2023 9:00 AM

Meet with the Naturalist at the Old Man’s Cave Visitor Center for a strenuous 6-mile hike which includes roughly 3 miles of the Grandma Gatewood (Buckeye) trail. We will be navigating the section which runs from Old Man’s Cave to Cedar Falls, returning on the Gorge Overlook Trail. Come enjoy the scenic beauty and cultural personality from one of the most popular gorges in the Hocking Hills.  This hike does include several hills and steps and is not recommended for the easily winded individual. Bring along a cool drink and celebrate the season’s colors with us! (Approx. 3 to 4 hours)

Christmas in Ash Cave: December 9, 2023 5:00 – 7:00PM

Meet at Ash Cave. Enjoy a lighted stroll into Ash Cave and celebrate with winter activities! The path into Ash Cave is a quarter mile one way and paved. Enjoy fun activities, Santa, and warm refreshments. Be prepared for winter weather with proper winter attire and shoes.

 

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Hocking Hills Events

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Sweetheart's Hike

At Ash Cave

OPEN ALL YEAR-ROUND FROM DAWN TO DUSK

There are seven major hiking areas in Hocking Hills State Park - All are one-way trail systems.  

Ash CaveOld Man's CaveRock House, Conkle's HollowCedar FallsCantwell 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.