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Conkle's Hollow State Nature Preserve

Conkle's Hollow State Nature Preserve 24858 Big Pine Road, Rockbridge, OH 43149  | GPS Tracking: (39.452935, -82.572075)Hocking Hills Hiking Trails - A Guide to the Hiking Trails of the Hocking Hills-The Book

Conkle’s hollow is one of the 7 major hiking trails of Hocking Hills State Park in southern Ohio.

There are 2 Trails to hike, Upper Trail and Lower Trail:

1) Lower Trail is a ¾ mile long, wheelchair-accessible trail. It takes about 1 hour to hike the trail.

2) Upper Trail is a one-way trail that is 2 miles long. This hike may be considered strenuous for those who are not physically fit, do not hike regularly, or have health issues such as knee surgeries or heart problems.

It involves a moderate to steep incline, uneven steps, 70 to 100-foot cliff drops, paths with visible roots, and steep terrain. It is not suitable for young children, unfit adults, or pets.

HIKERS MUST REMAIN ON THE MARKED TRAIL. NO PETS ARE ALLOWED AT CONKLE’S HOLLOW. There is NO wading or swimming allowed in the waterfalls or creeks.

Conkle's Hollow State Nature Preserve - Lower Trail.

The Lower Trail—wheelchair accessible. Conkle's Hollow has an Upper Trail and a Lower Trail.

Conkle's Hollow State Nature Preserve - Upper Trail.

The Upper has cliff views, steps, and is strenuous.


Conkle's Hollow State Nature Preserve - Lower Trail and Cave.

The Lower Trail also has small recess caves and a boardwalk.

Conkle's Hollow State Nature Preserve - Entrance


Steps to Upper Trail of Conkle's Hollow State Nature Preserve.


Kiosk at entrance to Conkle's Hollow.


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.

Conkle's Hollow Trail Map

Start at Parking Area. End at Parking Area.

Green: Bottom of Gorge (Green Blazes on Trees)

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

No pets in this preserve!

Conkle's Hollow Trail Map.


Hocking Hills State Park Trails -Conkle's Hollow

Conkle's Hollow State Nature Preserve

24858 Big Pine Road Rockbridge, OH 43149

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



Conkle's Hollow State Nature Preserve- Hocking Hills State Park

There is a legend that robbers buried treasure somewhere in Conkle's Hollow, the riches of thieves who stashed it there. But do not start digging - you have to stay on the trail at this nature preserve! Instead, visit in the autumn and discover another treasure - Ohio's top leaf peep views on the Upper Trail.

Conkle's Hollow Lower Trail

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


Known for its spectacular autumn leaf viewing areas on the Upper Trail

Conkle's Hollow in autumn - Upper 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.