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 Hemlock Bridge Trail leading to Whispering Cave. Each of these park areas offers a unique experience for those who walk its paths no matter what season (the park is open year around from dawn to dusk). Located in the southern edge of Hocking County, Trails are a one-way system.

All trails are open dawn to dusk all year long. Hikers must remain on designated trails. There is no swimming or walking in the waterfalls or creeks. Dogs must remain on a leash at all times (no pets allowed in Conkle's Hollow, a nature preserve).


Parking: Hocking Hills State Park Visitor Center

20343-20347 OH-374 Logan, OH 43138 (39.437302, -82.539153)

Whispering Cave Trail is 4 mile hike beginning at the Old Man's Cave Visitor Center.

There are two places you can hop on the trail-Remember, trails are a 1-way system.

1) You can start at the Visitor Center-There are steps at the Visitor Center near the kiosk.

2) You can also start at Upper Falls near that kiosk also.

Follow the blue Trail markers and signs 1 1/2 miles to the Whispering Cave Purple Trail (It is marked with a sign). It will loop around 1 way to Whispering Cave and back to the Visitor Center.

 

 

Hocking Hills State Park Map

 

Parking: Hocking Hills State Park Visitor Center

20343-20347 OH-374 Logan, OH 43138 (39.437302, -82.539153)

There are two places you can hop on the trail-Remember, trails are a 1-way system.

1) You can start at the Visitor Center-There are steps at the Visitor Center near the kiosk.

2) You can also start at Upper Falls near that kiosk also.

Follow the blue Trail markers and signs 1 1/2 miles to the Whispering Cave Purple Trail (It is marked with a sign). It will loop around 1 way to Whispering Cave and back to the Visitor Center

Yellow: Whispering Cave Loop Trail (Yellow Blazes on Trees)

Purple is the Old Man's Cave to Whispering Cave Trail Loop Trail (Purple Blazes on Trees)

Blue: Grandma Gatewood Trail (Blue Blazes on Trees)

Click Map for Larger PDF - 1 Way Trail

 

 

 

Whispering Cave- Hocking Hills State Park

Hemlock Bridge Trail - Leads to Whispering Cave. Hocking Hills State Park


Whispering Cave- Hocking Hills State Park

The trail is surrounded by hemlocks and seasonal wildflowers.


 

Whispering Cave- Hocking Hills State Park

The trail is rugged and has steps.


Whispering Cave- Hocking Hills State Park

The cave.


 

The trail has cliffs and unique rock formations.


Recess caves abound along the trail - Hemlock Bridge Trail - Hocking Hills State Park