Hocking Hills State Park Travel Guide

  • Our Cabin in the Woods!
    Our Cabin in the Woods!
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Hocking Hills State Park Things to Do

  • DO YOUR READING OR YOU WILL PAY ($135)

    I would just like to let everyone know that OHIO law does not require HOCKING HILLS STATE PARK to post any park rules on the park ANYWHERE. Breaking one of these rules can result in a ticket costing you AT LEAST $135, as it did me. The officer, badge number 5283, told us she was issuing us an "Off Trail" ticket at the Old Man's Cave park and that...

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  • Tour Old Man's Cave

    Other features of the rock include cross-bedding, honeycomb weathering and slump blocks. The first is noticeable as diagonal lines in the rock intersecting horizontal ones. It is actually the cross section of an ancient sand bar in the delta and was caused by changing ocean currents. Honeycomb weathering looks like the small holes in a beehive...

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  • Hocking Hills Zipline

    Go ziplining in the Hocking Hills! The Hocking Peaks Outdoor Adventure Park is less than five minutes from Old Man's Cave and has 17 ziplines and dozens of aerial obstacles you have to traverse to get around the course. The entire course takes about two hours. There are OGO balls, rappelling, ATV obstacle courses and a disc golf course at the...

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  • Climbing the rocks and crossing the...

    There are over 25 miles of trails winding through Hocking Hills State Park. Each trail is unique- offering visitors to the park breathtaking views of streams with cascading waterfalls, mysterious, dark gorges and rugged, awesome ridges. Trails lead to recess caves at Ash Cave and Cantwell Cliffs, through towering hemlocks at Cedar Falls and rises...

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  • Cedar Falls offers nice hiking trails...

    From guided night hikes through the dim recesses of Ash Cave in the spring to a snow-covered exploration for Ohio's elusive owls in the winter, the park offers its visitors programs all year long. Join astronomers in stargazing on a cold, winter night, learn about some shady characters who hid out in the gorge long ago or eavesdrop on a bat's...

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  • Cedar Falls, Hocking Hills State Park

    Located in the picturesque sandstone region of Southeastern Ohio, Hocking Hills State Park encompasses some of the most scenic areas in the entire state. Rock outcrops, deep cool gorges, and waterfalls are found throughout the 6 main park areas. The pristine beauty of the area is enhanced by the abundance of wildlife found throughout the Hocking...

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  • Trail and Bridge above Devils Bathtub

    This review is on a beautiful peace of heaven in central Ohio. About forty miles south of Columbus you will find one of the prettiest spots in the world. If you want to see one of the most beautiful places in the Ohio, go to Hocking Hills State Park. This park boasts some of Ohio's most beautiful natural features. The park as a whole includes three...

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  • More on the Devil's Bathtub at Upper...

    Old Man's Cave is located just off State Route 664 across from the tiered parking lot at Hocking Hills State Park. Within a stones throw is the Naturalist Log Cabin and the newly renovated Hocking Hills State Park Visitor Center. Interesting things to look for:Old Man's Cave was aptly named for an early settler, Richard Rowe, who set up living...

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  • Devil's Bath Tub

    Devil's Bath Tub is a fascinating piece of streambed in the Upper Gorge area of the Old Man's Cave unit of Hocking Hills State Park in southeastern Ohio. This pothole in the relatively weak middle layer of the Blackhand sandstone is constantly being enlarged and deepened by the swirling action of Old Man's Creek. A local legend has it that this...

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Hocking Hills State Park Restaurants

  • Hocking Hills State Park Lodge

    Check out the daily lunch and dinner buffets that have all of the Hocking Hills talking. Can't find what you want on our buffet or salad bar? Well, there is also a full menu of great dishes from which to chooseOpen Daily: Monday through Thursday 11:00 am to 7:00 pm.Fridays 11:00 am to 8:00 pm.Saturday 8:00 am to 8:00 pmSunday 8:00 am to 7:00...

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  • Inside the lodge

    We had a nice dinner in the lodge. The kids enjoyed it. There was a buffet with plenty of food to choose from. We all enjoyed the buffet.

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  • picnic in the park

    Picnic areas with tables, grills, latrines and drinking water are located at each of the recess caves. The shelters at Old Man's Cave and Ash Cave may be reserved by calling the park office at (740) 385-6841. The shelters at Rock House and Cantwell Cliffs are first-come, first-served.

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Hocking Hills State Park Nightlife

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    by WILDEFLOWER Written Sep 22, 2002

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    We stayed all night at the campsite. You can hear the birds, crickets and what ever else lurksin the woods nearby!

    Dress Code: Camping clothes and bug repellent.

    Down in the tunnel

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Hocking Hills State Park Shopping

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    by WILDEFLOWER Written Sep 24, 2002

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    Hocking House 29580 Big Pine Rd., Logan, OH 43138 740-385-4166.
    Garden Accents Fact. Outlet behind Wendys on US 33 & ST RT 93, Logan,OH740-385-2184.
    Artisan Mall 703 W. Hunter St. downtown Logan 740-385-1118.
    The Marketplace On Main 4 E. Main, Logan, OH 740-385-7154.
    Great Expectations 179 S. Market St.,Logan 740-380-9177

    What to buy: Pottery, Tools, crafts, coffee, Local Art work, silver, stain glass Books, sauces, food, candles, coffee shop, baskets etc.....

    What to pay: average

    Walking the Path

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Hocking Hills State Park Local Customs

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    by WILDEFLOWER Written Sep 24, 2002

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    Respect the wildlife around you. Please pick up your trsh and put in closed containers. The do have Black Bear here! We want to keep them safe too! We did see some beautiful white tail deer.

    Peek A Boo

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Hocking Hills State Park Warnings and Dangers

Hocking Hills State Park Tourist Traps

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    by WILDEFLOWER Written Sep 22, 2002

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    Maybe buy your own beer and camp food before you get there. They have some basics you can buy if you need too!

    Water wearing the walls

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Hocking Hills State Park What to Pack

  • Bare Necessities!

    Pack LIGHTLY. You don't need much if you are going with your spouse (no clothes; it's that private). You will be hauling whatever you bring (including; jugs of water, towels, food, etc.) from your car, down a long muddy/dirt hill, to the cabin, via wheelbarrow! Bring VERY comfy shoes, shoes that can get destroyed by rain/mud/being outdoors. We...

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  • Poison Ivy and Wasps really, really...

    I have never been stung OR had poison ivy until my visit at the cabin (rustic cabin, not the Wild Turkey) in Hocking Hills. For those who are usually 'at one with nature', you will someday find yourself 'at two with nature', so bring along Calamine to combat the ivy and 27 foot super-bug-spray to combat the wasps. Maybe it's age, maybe it's from...

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  • Warm hot or cold lets hike!

    Something water proof to hold things if it rains or it snows. Dress for the season! I always bring meds and the toiletries we use at home with me. Bring the film! Your gonna need it. Bug repellent is really good right now. The Nile virus that has spread thru the USA makes it very important to wear the repellent. Just a good precaution.

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Hocking Hills State Park Sports & Outdoors

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    by WILDEFLOWER Written Sep 24, 2002

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    Horseback riding, rock repelling, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, ride the train, paintball, animal farm, massage therapy and spa treatments, rafting & tubing, driving range, go-karts, bungee trampoline, horse drawn hayrides, swimming, fishing, rock climbing, need I say more!

    Equipment: Most supplies are furnished with rentals.
    www.placesohio.com/noahsark
    www.whiteoakent.com
    www.hockinghillsfleamarket.com
    www.wowpaintball.com
    www.thorsebackrides.com
    www.hockingriver.com
    www.smokerise.com
    www.hockinghillscanoeing.com
    www.hockinghillshoreses.com
    www.hvsr.com (Trainride)
    www.south20farm.com
    www.nelsonville.net

    Later!

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Hocking Hills State Park Favorites

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    by WILDEFLOWER Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Camp sites are nice and clean. The bath house is clean and there is plenty of space in Sept. when we went. We pretty much had the camp to ourselves. Heh!heh!

    Fondest memory: Having deer right in front of us not even 10 feet away. What a beautiful site. Climbing the trails or walking over the water. You can pretty much walk right up to the water falls when there flowing.

    Trail going to the Upper Falls
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