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Hocking Hills State  Park - Upper Falls

Park Programs

Daily Hikes to Monthly Events

Hocking Hills State Park Logan

SAT. June 1
Archery 10 AM - Join us beside the swimming pool in the campground for a beginner's archerycourse. All equipment is provided. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Nature Etching 10 AM - Venture outside (weather permitting) to make etchings of differenttextures found throughout nature! Meet in the Visitor Center.

Amazing Amphibians 2 PM - Learn about the animals who live double lives, and why they are great at predicting the health of the environment. Join us at the Hocking Hills State Park Lodge
Sun. June 2
Make your own flower press! 10 AM - Join a naturalist at the Visitor Center to make your own flower press!
Crepuscular Creatures 2 PM - Not sure what crepuscular means? Come learn about this behavior
and see some skins and skulls of animals that serve as examples. Join us at the Hocking Hills State Park Lodge.

Sun. June 9
Backbone not required 10 AM - Come learn about invertebrates and how they make it in thenatural world without a spine. Meet in the Visitor Center.
Crepuscular Creatures 2 PM - Not sure what crepuscular means? Come learn about this behavior and see some skins and skulls of animals that serve as examples. Join us at the Hocking Hills State Park Lodge.
Tues. June 18
Old Mans Cave Hike 10 AM - Join us for a mile long hike through Old Mans Cave in celebration of our 100-year anniversary. Meet at the Visitor Center entrance.

Fri. June 28
Rock House Hike 10 AM - Join our naturalist at the Rock House shelter house for a 1-mile hike through Rock House cave.

Fri. July 5
Whispering cave hike 10 AM - Join our naturalist for a slightly difficult 1-mile hike to Whispering cave. Meet at the hiker’s pavilion outside the lodge.

Tues. July 23
Old Mans Cave Hike 10 AM - Join us for a mile long hike through Old Mans Cave in celebration of our 100-year anniversary. Meet at the Visitor Center entrance.

Sun. August 11
Nature Etching 10 AM - Venture outside (weather permitting) to make etchings of differenttextures found throughout nature! Meet in the Visitor Center
Radical Reptiles 2 PM - Tails, scales, and all. Learn about some ectothermic individuals in Ohio. Join us at the Hocking Hills State Park Lodge
Sun. August 18
Recycled paper making 10 AM - Come out and make some recycled paper in Visitor Center. Be aware, you will have to let your paper dry and come back to pick it up, or take it home wet.
Sat. August 31
Nature Bookmarks 10 AM – Come make your own Nature themed bookmark at the Visitor Center!Scales and tails along the trails 10 AM - Join our naturalist at the Campground Amphitheatre for a talk about Ohio's resident snakes that you might see on trail.

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Lake Hope State Park

Saturday, May 25
Early Birds
8:00am- 9:30am
Search for feathered migrants on this easy and leisurely walk. Meet at the Hope Furnace. Bring binoculars and dress for the weather. Waterproof shoes are recommended.
We may drive a short distance to a different location if necessary.
Wildflower Walk 
10:00am-11:30am
Enjoy an easy to moderate 1.5-mile hike along the Olds Hollow Trail in search of spring blooms!  Meet at the Hope Furnace parking area. Please wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes, and dress for the weather. Feel free to bring along any additional equipment to assist with uneven terrain and potentially slippery conditions. 
Buzzard Cave Trail Hike
2:00pm-3:00pm
Join a naturalist in discovering a recess cave, the creature that might live there, and the geological processes that created it on this .5-mile moderate hike. Meet at the Nature Center
Dress appropriately for the weather. Close-toed shoes are recommended.



Clear Creek MetroPark

May 18 Wildflower Hike

Take a hike to see blooming wildflowers on a 1.5 mile hike along the Cemetery Ridge Trail. The yellow lady slipper is typically blooming by this time. Meet at the Creekside Meadows Parking Lot, 23833 Clear Creek Road in Rockbridge. Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am Days: Sat Clear Creek Creekside Meadows 23833 Clear Creek Rd Rockbridge, OH, 43149 (614)508-8111

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Hocking Hills State Park Programs

Free to the public. All Year Long.

Hikes. Tours. Staff Programs.

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

 

A Hike

At Ash Cave

OPEN ALL YEAR-ROUND FROM DAWN TO DUSK

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.