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Hocking Hills State  Park - Upper Falls

Short Roadtrips near the Hocking Hills

When the trails are crowded at Hocking Hills State Park, take a short side trip to other trails in the Hocking Hills that reflect the unique qualities of the region.

From hike and bike rail-trails near Athens to spooky places just outside Zaleski, discover some roads less traveled the entire family will enjoy close by!Hocking Hills Hiking Trails - A Guide to the Hiking Trails of the Hocking Hills-The Book

Moonville Tunnel near Zaleski Moonville Tunnel - Just a short drive from Hocking Hills State Parks.

Naturalis/Folklorist Jannette Quackenbush offers   

Naturalist/Folklorist Jannette Quackenbush offers haunted night hikes and ghost hunts at this Hocking Hills historical treasure!   

New Marshfield, OH 45766

(39.308068, -82.324054)

An engineer killed in a train crash near the tunnel in the 1880s haunts Moonville Tunnel. Visitors have captured the image of a ghostly man with a top hat in pictures taken there. The town bully, long dead, tosses pebbles from above at hikers entering the tunnel, and the scent of lavender wafts through the air at the far end where an elderly woman was hit and killed by a train in the 1800s. Find out more about Moonville Tunnel at moonvilletunnel.net.

Lake Hope State ParkLake Hope Furnace.

Lake Hope State Park

27331 OH-278, McArthur, OH 45651

(39.331774, -82.340215)

Lake Hope State Park offers a beach, plenty of hiking and mountain biking trails, and a dining lodge. Unique hiking trails are offered by park naturalists all-year-around!

Robbins Crossing/Hocking College Nature Center and access to Hocking-Adena Bikeway

Robbins Crossing Nature Center

Hocking Adena Hike and Bike

Robbins Crossing/Hocking College Nature Center and access to Hocking-Adena Hike and Bikeway

3301 Hocking Pkwy Southeast Intersection by Loop Rd, Hocking Pkwy

Nelsonville, OH 45764

Robbins Crossing Historical Village hosts programming and events throughout the year designed to share a love for Appalachian arts, crafts, and culture.

Looking to just stop by? Robbins Crossing is open Saturday - Sunday from 10 AM - 4 PM starting Memorial Day Weekend and closing on the last week in October.

Robbins Crossing is also open for group appointments by calling 740-753-7219.

Rockbridge State Nature Preserve

Rockbridge State Nature Preserve

Rockbridge State Nature Preserve- Website

11475 Dalton Road 

Rockbridge, OH 43149

Rockbridge's natural arch or bridge is more than 100 feet long and 10 to 20 feet wide, and gracefully arches 50 feet across a ravine. It is considered the largest natural bridge in Ohio. Ohio is a land of diverse geological features. Some have mentioned the trail as being rugged and muddy during rainy seasons.

2.8 miles of hiking trails

Open 1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset 

Stay on designated trails at all times 

Pets are not permitted 

No Restrooms



Clear Creek Metro Park

Clear Creek Metro Park - Click here for trail information

Over 12 miles of hiking trails.

Clear Creek Metro Park is a nature preserve. It is part of the Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks system. Leashed pets are allowed on a 1-mile section of the trail west of Starner Road (but not on other park trails).

185 Clear Creek Road

Lancaster, OH 43130

Creekside Meadows Trail and Cemetery Ridge Trail Parking

Raccoon Creek Outfitters

Raccooon Creek Outfitters Canoeing

Raccoon Creek Outfitters -Website

74815 U.S. Highway 50, Albany, Ohio 45710

Telephone: 740-698-0000

Hocking Hills Region family-owned canoe livery with a premier kayak shop. "In our world, if you are a friend of ours, then you are family. Our goal is to get as many people as we can to love the water as much as we do. We have over 20 years of experience in the paddling industry. We are centrally located between the Hocking Hills Region and Athens County, just minutes from Lake Hope State Park. Our livery offers canoe and kayak rentals, as well as shuttle services if you have your own vessel.  You can even pick one up at our gear and snack shop.  We also have primitive campsites available for rental.






Short Roadtrips near Hocking Hills State Park

Find more adventures near Old Man's Cave.

Moonville Tunnel.

Not far from Ohio's Hocking Hills State Park

Hiking Trails. Dining Lodge. Beach. Boat Rentals.

Lake Hope State Park Lake.


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.