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).

Conkle's Hollow- Hocking Hills State Park - 24132 Big Pine Road, Logan, OH 43138 GPS Tracking: 39.452879,-82.572148

The trail was named for W.J. Conkle who left his name carved in the sandstone on one wall of the gorge. Be Careful! The upper trail is not recommended for children. Hiking can be hazardous. Horsehead Cave on the lower rim has a unique legend tied to it. It is said Native Indians hid treasure nearby, a cache of silver stolen from settlers. The ghosts of the Native Indians are said to guard the cave!

The rim trail is 2 1/2 miles long. It takes about an hour and a half to two hours to hike the rim or upper trail.

The lower trail is about a mile and is wheelchair and stroller accessible. It takes about 1 hour to hike the lower trail. The lower trail is wheelchair/stroller accessible, but can be tricky with wet wood on bridges.



Hocking Hills State Park Map


Click Map for Larger PDF - 1 Way Trail

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 entrance

Conkle's Hollow entrance- This is a nature preserve and pets are not allowed.

Conkle's Hollow - Rim Trail

There is a Rim Trail (upper) and also a Gorge Trail (lower): The asphalt Gorge Trail or lower section is wheelchair and stroller accessible. The upper Rim Trail has awesome views and is not recommended for children.


Conkle's Hollow

Lower trail goes past several recess caves including "haunted" Horsehead Grotto.

Conkle's Hollow

Conkle's in autumn - The trails are open from dawn to dusk. No pets!


Conkle's Hollow

Autumn View along Conkle's Upper Trail.

Conkle's Hollow State Nature Preserve

Upper trail meanders. There are awesome cliff views above.