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,

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).

Old Man's Cave - Hocking Hills State Park - 19852 Ohio 664, Logan, OH 43138 GPS Tracking: 39.434686, -82.541574

Open all year long, Old Man's Cave features many unique bridges and scenic views.  A single trail meanders through the recess cave.

Old Man's Cave is approximately 1 mile long and takes about an hour to hike. Visitors can also access a trail near the A-frame bridge to head to Cedar Falls and Ash Cave. It is a one-way 6 mile hike to Ash Cave and there is no bus service for return hikers. There is a wheelchair/stroller accessible trail running from the Park/Camp office past the visitor center to Lodge Road. It is a little more than a half mile in length and includes a brand new ramp and observation deck at Upper Falls.



Hocking Hills State Park Map


Click Map for Larger PDF - 1 Way Trail

Start at Parking Area. End at Parking Area.

Blue: Bottom of Gorge (Blue Blazes on Trees)

Red: Top of the Gorge Rim Trail (Red Blazes on Trees)

Purple is the Whispering Cave Trail Loop Trail



Old Man's Cave - Upper Falls

Upper Falls at Old Man's Cave. A stone bridge and rugged trail leads to the waterfall.

Old Man's Cave - Sphinx Head

Sphinx Head - at Old Man's Cave. A trail leads hikers near unique rock formations.


Old Man's Cave

Old Man's Cave - and to right, lower falls.

Old Man's Cave

Hocking Hills trails - Old Man's Cave


Old Man's Cave

Summer in the Hocking Hills - Looking out of Old Man's Cave.

Old Man's Cave Devil's Bathtub - Hocking Hills State Park

Devil's Bathtub