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Hocking Hills State  Park - Upper Falls

Naturalist Programs

Daily Hikes to Monthly Events

Hocking Hills State Park Logan


October Hocking Hills State Park Programs:

Sun, Oct. 9 Fire Prevention Day, 10 am Fire prevention day is typically recognized as a time to
teach about fire safety in the home. Let’s take some time to learn how to make safe campfires.
Meet the naturalist at the naturalist cabin located behind the Old Man’s Cave Visitor Center.
Thu, Oct .13 Critter Tracker at Old Man’s Cave, 10 am Join our Naturalist on a one-mile quest
through the gorge to learn about the marks left behind by some of Ohio’s resident critters. Join the
Naturalist in front of the visitor center.
Fri, Oct .14 Skulls and Furs, 10 am- Noon Stop by the Old Man’s Cave Visitor Center for a look at
some of Ohio’s resident critters.
Thu, Oct. 20 Chasing Waterfalls at Cedar Falls, 10 am Join our Naturalist for a short hike around
Cedar Falls. Learn about the history of the parks heaviest flowing waterfall. Join the Naturalist at
trailhead H across from the restrooms.


Fri, Nov. 4 Rose Lake Sunrise Hike, 7:30 am – 8:30 am, Join our Naturalist for a peaceful hike
around Rose Lake to watch the sunrise and maybe catch a glimpse of some fall colors. Meet the
Naturalist at the Rose Lake trailhead by the big playground right past the 140 sites in the
campground. This program is for registered campground guests only.
Sat, Nov. 5 Oh Deer, 10 am Join our naturalist for a talk on Ohio’s biggest game animal, white
tailed deer. See some pelts and learn about our antlered friends! Meet at the naturalist cabin
behind the visitor center.

Fri, Nov. 18 Crazy about Crafting, 10am Join our naturalist at the Old Man’s cave for a fun hour of
making natural crafts.
Sat, Nov. 19 Who’s Hoo? 10 am Come meet the resident owls of Hocking Hills State Park. Stop by
the naturalist cabin behind the visitor center to learn about these nocturnal hunters.
Sat, Nov. 26 Pine Tar Kiln, 12 pm-1 pm Join the Naturalist at the Naturalist Cabin behind the visitor
Center to see how Pine Tar was made by early settlers. Learn about the multiple uses for this
important substance.





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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.