Other Park and Natural Areas near Hocking Hills State Park

Here are a few areas that are open for visitors. Of course, please check each individual site before arrival in case there are changes. (If you need directions, simply click on the map beneath the name of the park (View larger map) and you can get directions from your cabin or place of stay!) And of course, maintain social distancing and wear a mask!

 

Boch Hollow State Nature Preserve

(http://naturepreserves.ohiodnr.gov/bochhollow)
7000 Beach Camp Rd, Logan, OH 43138

 


 

LAKE ALMA STATE PARK (http://parks.ohiodnr.gov/lakealma)
422 Lake Alma Road, Wellston, OH 45692

If you’ve got bikes or skateboards, it has a paved trail that runs alongside the road and around the lake. There are also hiking trails (one goes to an island that was once an amusement park), fishing areas (you've got to have an Ohio fishing license), and a small play area.


Lake Hope State Park (http://parks.ohiodnr.gov/lakehope)
27331 OH-278, McArthur, OH 45651

Plenty of trails not far from Old Man’s Cave, fishing (yep, you need an Ohio fishing license), and ruins of the historic Lake Hope Furnace.

Has a restaurant lodge with takeout! Just call ahead!
Lake Hope Dining Lodge: (740) 596-0601
27331 OH-278, McArthur, OH 45651


Zaleski State Forest (near Lake Hope) (http://forestry.ohiodnr.gov/zaleski)
You don't have to be backpacking to enjoy the many trails at the forest. Bring bug spray!
27800 Wheelabout Rd, McArthur, OH 45651
Backpack Trailhead

 


 

Moonville Tunnel (Also not far from Lake Hope) (moonvilletunnel.net) And Moonville Rail Trail. Watch for the rail-trail signs and different areas to pull off.

Bring bug spray!
Haunted tunnel and hiking area.
Hope-Moonville Rd, McArthur, OH 45651
Moonville Rail Trail


 

Clear Creek Metro Park (https://www.metroparks.net/parks-and-trails/clear-creek/)

Lots of trails with different habitats - field, forest, etc.
23233 Clear Creek Rd, Rockbridge


Wayne National Forest

(https://www.fs.usda.gov/wayne)

 


Hockhocking Adena Bikeway and Rocky Boots (about a 25 mile drive from Old Man's Cave)

Their is a pull off at Rocky Boot Outlet (which, along with all sorts of hiking and hunting gear, also has an awesome carryout menu including buffalo burgers and even vegetarian plates) for the Hockhocking Adena Bikeway that runs all the way to Athens, Ohio. It is paved and easily accessible for walking, boarding, and biking.

Trail link: https://www.traillink.com/trail/hockhocking-adena-bikeway/

Rocky Boots 29 Fayette St, Nelsonville, OH 45764

Here's the beginning of the path and there is also parking at Hocking College-