Hocking Hills State Park
Hocking Hills State Park
4.5
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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  • Debbie F
    39 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nature at its finest
    Wonderful first visit to Hocking Hills State Park. Well maintained hiking trails through beautiful woods with an almost rain forest like appearance with the mossy rocks and trees. Ferns abound. Something for everyone young and old to enjoy.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 August 2023
  • 21veronikak
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Love walking around
    Took out of town family to Old man's cave, what an experience. The view were amazing, it was safe, but be prepared to climb lots of steps. The lodge nearby was awesome, with the views outside and the food it was the best experience every.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 27 August 2023
  • mickeyd29642
    Easley, South Carolina48 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth the drive
    My lady friend and I (we are both in our late 70s) and my daughter and her girl friend (they are in their early 40s) went there over Labor Day weekend. It was crowded, and we had already done some research on the areas to visit. We are not avid hikers, so we decided to just do the easy trails. We visited Cedar Falls, which was a little disappointed because of a major lack of rainfall, and Ash Cave, which was phenomenal. It was more like an amphitheater rather than a cave.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 12 September 2023
  • CrystalEats
    South Bend, Indiana138 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    AMAZING
    You will not believe the views. Miles and miles of gorgeous hiking. Can be very rigorous, but they have some shorter/easier options too. Lodge, visitor center, good signage. Saw many people struggle due to wrong footwear (don’t wear sandals and if you have hiking shoes/boots use them). It’s a lot of elevation. Poles aren’t a bad idea.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 17 September 2023
  • Joan J
    65 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    10 out of 10 would recommend
    Awesome experience!! The staff in the camp store are really friendly and knowledgeable. The trails are very well marked and maintained. It is really a beautiful area to hike!! 10 out of 10 would recommend the old man's cave hike!!
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 November 2023
  • ScubaDave16
    Highland, Indiana1,003 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    great hiking trails
    A very nice park. There are a number of hiking trails in and around the park. There are decent maps which help because several trails cross over and intersect with each other. we did the Old Man Cave and the trails around the visitor center. there was not much water in either the upper or lower falls, but the rock formations were very cool and the hiking was interesting. some of the trails are one way so you need to kind of plan your route accordingly. there was no fee to enter the park.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 November 2023
  • mickeyd29642
    Easley, South Carolina48 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good nature walk
    Great place to visit, but try going during the week. Went on Labor Day weekend and it was packed. Lots of good nature sights to see and easy walking for seniorrs like myself.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 13 March 2024
  • Carol S
    Braselton, Georgia18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing rock geography to hike in.
    We stayed at the cabins in the state park. There isn’t a bad one. All have a back porch that faces the woods. The cabins very near the lodge that also has rooms. But the geography of the park is amazing. Breathtaking rock formations and plenty of hiking trails from very easy 1/4 mile to miles of trail hikes. Definitely worth a visit
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 April 2024
  • Jill Bouley
    53 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    So pretty and easy to hike
    It was so fun! We didn’t stay long, just went through Old Man’s and Ash Cave on our way home from West Virginia but very worth it! The visitor center was very clean and educational and the trails were easy to read and it was nice to see no litter on the trails and the preservation sections roped off. it was very well preserved :)
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 May 2024
  • Kristie P
    Detroit, Michigan21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Memorial Weekend Getaway
    Excellent experience for hiking. Our first visit was just the right amount of hiking. It was during Memorial Weekend so the park was busy. The trails were well marked and the paths were clear of debris. The cleanest parks I have ever visited. We didn't download any maps on our phones, and we didn't take the maps from the visitor center. We just followed the maps that were pisted at the start of the paths. The trees were stamped with the oath color you were on. Very pet and family friendly.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 May 2024
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Sheila D
26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
This place is magical! A lot of the hikes are super easy and the scenery is absolutely beautiful. Go early June and start early in the morning and you’ll have the trails to yourself. Whispering caves is definitely more challenging, so for those with bad knees be warned. The visitor center opens at 10 AM. Be sure to grab a map or print one off online because cell service is very shotty in this area. Also, restaurants close very early during the weekdays.
Written 13 June 2024
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Kristie P
Detroit, MI21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Excellent experience for hiking. Our first visit was just the right amount of hiking. It was during Memorial Weekend so the park was busy. The trails were well marked and the paths were clear of debris. The cleanest parks I have ever visited.

We didn't download any maps on our phones, and we didn't take the maps from the visitor center. We just followed the maps that were pisted at the start of the paths. The trees were stamped with the oath color you were on.

Very pet and family friendly.
Written 30 May 2024
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gr8ful4222
Campbell, CA1,887 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
This place is gorgeous, easily one of the best state parks I’ve visited. My favorite hike was right near the Visitor center and started from Upper Falls (incredibly picturesque), meandered through a beautiful gorge and then went through Old Man’s Cave, ending at the Visitor center. Super easy, and only 0.75 miles. But in general, this is a good park for hikers that are looking for easy hikes with great scenery. In particular, two of the prettiest hikes here are partly wheelchair accessible: Ash Cave trail and Conkles Hollow Gorge trail.

The Visitor center had an info desk with a person (park ranger?) to answer questions, exhibits, water, a gift store, restrooms, and large wall maps for the more popular trails. Very well done, and on par with many of the national parks I’ve visited.
Written 22 May 2024
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Jill Bouley
53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
It was so fun! We didn’t stay long, just went through Old Man’s and Ash Cave on our way home from West Virginia but very worth it! The visitor center was very clean and educational and the trails were easy to read and it was nice to see no litter on the trails and the preservation sections roped off. it was very well preserved :)
Written 22 May 2024
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Carol S
Braselton, GA18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
We stayed at the cabins in the state park. There isn’t a bad one. All have a back porch that faces the woods. The cabins very near the lodge that also has rooms. But the geography of the park is amazing. Breathtaking rock formations and plenty of hiking trails from very easy 1/4 mile to miles of trail hikes. Definitely worth a visit
Written 7 April 2024
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mickeyd29642
Easley, SC48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Great place to visit, but try going during the week. Went on Labor Day weekend and it was packed. Lots of good nature sights to see and easy walking for seniorrs like myself.
Written 13 March 2024
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Vitawow
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
So- I went there with my dog multiple times during our weeklong stay in Hocking Hills. We went to like, 3 of the 7 parks. Beautiful but maaaan, I’ve never seen so many stairs in my entire life. Ever. Like, ever! It was borderline insane. Also, idk if it’s Ohio in general? Or just Hocking Hills? But I thought as a whole, everyone was really odd and rude. Like, cold for no reason. I’m southern and know of the northern/southern ‘saying hi in the streets’ difference. But the coldness here was palpable.
Written 13 March 2024
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Mindy
Louisville, KY190 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
We both thought it was way too touristy and said never again. Once we hiked far enough to get away from the crowds it was ok and of course we ended up exploring off trail too. The town isn’t much of anything, but it does have some great dive bars, which we actually did enjoy
Written 11 December 2023
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Yuliko
Michigan5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
Great hiking trails and cave visits. Wonderful activities with kids. We have also enjoyed the coffee house nearby for a quick bite before our trail walk.
Written 5 December 2023
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ScubaDave16
Highland, IN1,003 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
A very nice park. There are a number of hiking trails in and around the park.

There are decent maps which help because several trails cross over and intersect with each other.

we did the Old Man Cave and the trails around the visitor center. there was not much water in either the upper or lower falls, but the rock formations were very cool and the hiking was interesting.

some of the trails are one way so you need to kind of plan your route accordingly.

there was no fee to enter the park.
Written 18 November 2023
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