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Cantwell Cliffs

Cantwell Cliffs OH-374, Rockbridge, OH 43149 | GPS Tracking: (39.539874, -82.575814)Hocking Hills Hiking Trails - A Guide to the Hiking Trails of the Hocking Hills-The Book

Cantwell Cliffs is one of the 7 major hiking trails of Hocking Hills State Park in southern Ohio.

The path is the most rugged in the park system, remote, and a one-way in and one-way out loop.
There are over two miles of trail with two loops, each being one mile.

It takes approximately 60 to 80 minutes to hike each loop of the trail.

HIKERS MUST REMAIN ON THE MARKED TRAIL. Well-behaved, non-aggressive pets are permitted on leash.

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

Steps - Cantwell Cliffs is at Hocking Hills State Park.

Cantwell Cliffs is a one-way in and one-way out loop trail with steps and beautiful views. Hikers must stay on the trail!

Cantwell Cliffs - part of the Hocking Hills State Park Trail System.

The trail is strenuous and considered moderately challenging by hikers. There are also many steps. Cantwell Cliffs is the least crowded of the 7 areas and busier during the weekends.

Cantwell Cliffs

Cantwell is also the most remote of the 7 trails.

Hiking Cantwell Cliffs


Hiking Cantwell Cliffs - One-way Loop Trail.


Take a quick hike to see what Cantwell Cliffs has to offer!

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

Cantwell Cliffs Trail Map

Start at Parking Area. End at Parking Area.

Yellow: Bottom of Gorge (Yellow Blazes on Trees)

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

Cantwell Cliffs Trail Map


Hocking Hills State Park Trails - Cantwell Cliffs

Cantwell Cliffs

OH-374 Rockbridge, OH 43149

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


Cantwell Cliffs - Hocking Hills State Park

Cantwell Cliffs is known for its deep valleys and high cliffs. 

Cantwell Cliffs - Hocking Hills State Park Hiking System.

Part of the 7 trail systems within Ohio's Hocking Hills State Park


Home to beautiful cliff views and spring wildflowers.

Hiking within Cantwell Cliffs - Hocking Hills State Park.


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.