Hocking Hills State Park special events include Winter Hike and Christmas in Ash Cave.
Hocking Hills State Park
Annual Winter Hike: January 20, 2024. 9:00AM – 11:00AM
A difficult 6 mile winter hike from Old Man’s Cave to Ash Cave. Refreshments will be available at Cedar Falls for a donation. A shuttle bush will return hikers to Old Man’s Cave.
-Wear layered clothing and proper hiking footwear. Be prepared for winter weather and terrain.
Maple Sugaring in the Hills: March 9-10 2024 - 12-4 PM
Meet at log cabin, just behind the Old Man’s Cave Visitor Center. Join park staff to see how maple syrup was made.
April 22-27 Week of Spring Wildflowers Hike 10am
Grandma Gatewood’s Fall Colors Hike: October 12, 2024 9:00 AM
Hike with staff for a seasonal fall hike.
October 25, 2024 Halloween Night Hike Ash Cave 7pm
Join staff at the Ash Cave parking lot for a spooky lantern lit hike to Ash Cave.
Christmas in Ash Cave: December 14, 2024 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Come celebrate the season in Ash Cave.
Free to the public.
Celebrate the Hocking Hills with us!
At Ash Cave
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.