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Hocking Hills State  Park - Upper Falls

Rose LakeHocking Hills Hiking Trails - A Guide to the Hiking Trails of the Hocking Hills-The Book

Rose Lake Fishing/Trail Pull-off/Parking  State Route 374 Logan, Ohio  43138 (39.432160, -82.528120) (Limited parking)

An out and back spur trail through the forest to Rose Lake and then a loop trail around the small reservoir. Hikers must stay on trail.

Parking area for only a few cars. Trail begins across State Route 374 about 1/2 mile to lake. Rose Lake Loop, about 1.5 miles. Hikers make a loop trail around the Rose Lake Reservoir.

(Or it can be accessed via the Rim Trail at Old Man's Cave to Cedar Falls.)


Well-behaved, non-aggressive pets are permitted on leash.

There is NO wading or swimming allowed in the waterfalls or creeks.

Rock House at Hocking Hills State Park.

Parking area (right). Trail access (left) 0.5 miles to lake. Then a loop trail.

Rock House one-way trail loop system.

The trail has a gentle grade down on the way to the lake and up on the return.

Rock House one-way trail loop system leads from both parking areas.

Hikers should note the starting and ending point as there are no blazes/markings.

Rock House at Hocking Hills State Park.


There was once an inn above Rock House where the shelter house is now located.




Hocking Hills Park Trail Areas

Hocking Hills Trail System Map.

7 different hiking areas of Hocking Hills State Park- Ash Cave, Old Man's Cave, Rock House, Conkle's Hollow, Cedar Falls, Cantwell Cliffs, and Whispering Cave.

Regional Road Map with Trail Areas (Click map to enlarge)



Hocking Hills State Park Trails - Rose Lake Fishing/Trail Access Parking

Rose Lake Fishing Access and Trail Parking



Rose Lake

A beautiful hike anytime of the year. Fishing Access. Fall Colors.

Rock Housel.

Ohio's Hocking Hills State Park


A tiny oasis between Ash Cave and Cedar Falls.

Trails around Rock House - one way, looped trail.


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.