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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

2022 Hocking Hills State Park Events


56th Annual Winter Hike: 15 January 2022. Continuous starts from 9:00 – 11:00AM

Enjoy winter's splendor on this 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.

Sweetheart's Hike: 12 February 2022. 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Meet at the Ash Cave parking lot. Take your sweetheart for a romantic stroll to Ash Cave. Afterward, enjoy a cozy fire and refreshments.

Maple Sugaring in the Hills: 12 March – 13 March 2022. 12:00 – 4:00PM

Join us at the Naturalist Cabin located behind the Old Man’s Cave Visitor Center. Savor the taste of the season as we boil down our local maple sap. Discover the many methods used throughout history to make this tasty treat.

Wildflowers and Waterfalls Hike:  April 24, 2022. 10:00 AM

Observe nature’s carpet of wildflowers and sparkling waterfalls in beautiful Hocking Hills. Meet at the parking lot at Ash Cave for a short hike through the state park to hunt for these colorful beauties.

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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Sweetheart's Hike

At Ash Cave


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.