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Hocking Hills

You come here to explore the Hocking Hills outdoors.   So what are you waiting for?

Cabins. Hiking. Biking. Canoeing. Nature Programs. 

And so much more in the Hocking Hills!


Hiking Trails

Hocking Hills State Park Hiking Trails.

Hocking Hills Regional Parks- The Hiking Regions 
Discover the 7 different hiking areas of Hocking Hills State Park-  Ash CaveOld Man's CaveRock House, Conkle's HollowCedar FallsCantwell Cliffs, and Whispering Cave Trail. Including maps, directions, and trail information. Or discover the hiking trails at Clear Creek Metro Park, Vinton County's Moonville Tunnel, and more!

Hocking Hills Spring Wildflowers Check out Spring Wildflowers in the Hocking Hills!

Cabins and Lodging

Hocking Hills Cabins.

Hocking Hills Cabins and Cottages
There are cabin and cottage rentals throughout the region close to the park and with hot tubs and full amenities. You can even make reservations Online. When you come for the day, stay for the night and see all that the park has to offer.


Hocking Hills Camping and Campgrounds.

Hocking Hills State Park Camping
Hocking Hills State Park offers camping all year round - electric sites, camper cabins, group camps, and primitive sites.

Upcoming Events in the Hocking Hills

Hocking Hills Programs
From guided night hikes through the dim recesses of Ash Cave in the spring and Bigfoot Festivals in Logan during the summer. There are snow-covered explorations for Ohio's elusive owls in the winter from Hocking College and haunted hikes with ghost stories at Moonville Tunnel. The Hocking Hills Region offers visitors fun things to do all year long!

Hocking College/Robbins Crossing Historical Village and Nature Center Programs and Events

Nature programs, historical village, and nature center. Offers year-round programs.

Hocking Hills Special Events

Find information and maps for great events in the Hocking Hills!

Hocking Hills State Park: Saturday, September 9

Turtle Talk 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Come out of your shell! Join us at the Hocking Hills Lodge.


Clear Creek MetroPark: September 9 Winnowing Rock Hike 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Learn about the history of Clear Creek on a 5-mile backcountry hike to Winnowing Rock. Terrain at Clear Creek is steep and uneven. Be prepared for elevation gain and a steady up-hill climb. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring water. Meet at the Park Office: 185 Clear Creek Road, Lancaster.


Lake Hope State Park: Saturday, September 23 Autumnal Equinox Hike  9:00am-11:30am
Enjoy the last hours of summer as we stroll through the forest in search of signs of the new season. This will be a 3-mile hike of intermediate difficulty on Peninsula Trail.  Meet at the Hope Furnace.  Close-toed, waterproof shoes are recommended.


Moonville Tunnel Hike: Saturday, September 9 Dark of Night Moonville Hike with BackRoads Books by 21 Crows (Zaleski, Ohio) Time: 7:30 p.m.

Take a hike with Jannette Quackenbush from Moonville to Ingham Station/Bear Hollow with ghost stories and legends of Moonville and ghost hunt in Moonville Tunnel. Hikers are limited and must sign up for the hike at: loneghostwriter@gmail.com. Complete the Hike Waiver form and bring it to the hike.



Directions to Hocking Hills State Park and Map.

Hocking Hills Map and Directions Find out how to get to the park and map out your trip.


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Hocking Hills State Park Visitor Center

At Old Man's Cave and accessible from the Old Man's Cave parking area.

Hocking Hills State Park Visitor Center.

Hocking Hills Parks are open all year around.

Hocking Hills park systems are open year-round from dawn to dusk. Hikers must stay on the one-way designated trail system. Well-behaved, non-aggressive dogs are allowed in most areas, but all must be on a 6-foot leash. (Dogs are not permitted at Nature Preserves.)

Hocking Hills Programs and Events


Hocking Hills Park Programs


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. 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.