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Hocking Hills State  Park - Upper Falls

Naturalist Programs

Daily Hikes to Monthly Events

Hocking Hills State Park Logan

Saturday, September 9

Turtle Talk
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Come out of your shell! Join us at the Hocking Hills Lodge.

Thursday, September 14

Whispering Cave Hike

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Join us for a 1-mile hike to Whispering Cave. Meet us at the Hocking Hills Lodge.


Lake Hope State Park

Saturday, September 9
Paw Paw Hike 10:00am- 11:00am
Stroll along the forest in search of Ohio’s state native fruit on this 1-mile hike. Free taste tests included! Meet at the Archery Range parking area.
Good Bones 2:00pm-3:00pm
Discover some key characteristics of common Ohio animals’ skulls. Meet at the Nature Center.

Sunday, September 10

Tunnel Vision   2:00pm-4:00pm
Caravan in your own vehicle behind the naturalist as she guides you through the forest roads to Kings Hollow Tunnel and Moonville Tunnel. Walk to each for a total of about 1-mile and discover the history of the railroad and what part it played in the area’s boom and bust.  Meet at the Nature Center.  Participants will drive their own vehicle along winding gravel roads. Bug spray is recommended .

Saturday, September 23
Autumnal Equinox Hike  9:00am-11:30am
Enjoy the last hours of summer as we stroll through the forest in search of signs of the new season. This will be a 3-mile hike of intermediate difficulty on Peninsula Trail.  Meet at the Hope Furnace.  Close-toed, waterproof shoes are recommended.



Clear Creek MetroPark

September 9

Winnowing Rock Hike 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Learn about the history of Clear Creek on a 5-mile backcountry hike to Winnowing Rock. Terrain at Clear Creek is steep and uneven. Be prepared for elevation gain and a steady up-hill climb. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring water. Meet at the Park Office: 185 Clear Creek Road, Lancaster.


Moonville Tunnel Hike

Saturday, September 9

21 Crows Moonville Tunnel Hike

Dark of Night Moonville Hike (Zaleski, Ohio) Time: 7:30 p.m.

Take a hike with Jannette Quackenbush from Moonville to Ingham Station/Bear Hollow with ghost stories and legends of Moonville and ghost hunt in Moonville Tunnel. Hikers are limited and must sign up for the hike at: loneghostwriter@gmail.com. Complete the Hike Waiver form and bring it to the hike.


Hocking College and Robbins Crossing Historical Village





Hocking Hills State Park Programs

Free to the public. All Year Long.

Hikes. Tours. Nature Programs.

Learn. See. Do. At Hocking Hills State Park.


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. 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.