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Hocking Hills State Park

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I absolutely adore Starved Rock State Park in Illinois but they could learn a thing or two from... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Deerfield, Illinois
An Ohio Must See

Everyone in Ohio should visit these parks at least once. All of the "sites" are short and... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
West Chester, Ohio
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was great exercise and beautiful water fall, but the maps did not match the trail markers that were marked with colors and letters. We made the mistake of starting our hike in the afternoon, saw a couple bridges and a waterfall & thought there...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I absolutely adore Starved Rock State Park in Illinois but they could learn a thing or two from this park. It is super clean, the markings are much clearer, and the steps they have in better condition. Leaving that aside, just visiting Old Man's Cave,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank RJK_Chicago
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Everyone in Ohio should visit these parks at least once. All of the "sites" are short and relatively easy hikes, typically less than 1 mile. Some have lots of steps. Spring or fall would be best.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

It was well worth the 3 hour drive to get to the park. At the upperfalls to the lower falls it's a nice easy walk down but the way up is a little bit harder. The walk back to the parking lot had 180 physical...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank tammys191
Reviewed October 14, 2018

The park has a variety of separate. Our group went to Old Man Cave and Ash Cave. Old Man Cave is a bit of a hike down a moderately rough trail, but it is well worth the walk. Ash Cave is much easier to get...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Charles B
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

I love taking my family to hocking hills. The falls are always something they love to visit. And always play in the water. The cabins are beautiful for a overnight stay as well

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Kristijustice
Reviewed October 12, 2018

This park has lots to do. Maybe too much. The natural features are great if you are into hiking. We were disappointed by the campground with lack of basics. (I reviewed it separately.). Put up another campground for those who want swimming pools, fancy dining,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank LJK48441
Reviewed October 10, 2018

Hocking Hills has some amazing hiking trails and natural wonders. Old Man's Cave, Ash Cave, Table rock, and Conkle's Hollow to name a few. Late October you will find the area lit up in brilliant reds and oranges during the leave change of the fall....More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Brad C
Reviewed October 9, 2018

was a wonderful day of hiking, great trails and steps thru out. only downside were the port-a-johns were disgusting, they need to be emptied more often.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

We visit hocking hills every October and again in February! Have been visiting since we were children:). An amazing place that for years was an undiscovered gem! Hocking is now very popular and can be crowded at times, but still our favorite park in the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Teri D
October 26, 2018|
Response from rs49ss47 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay in responding to your inquiry. I do not have an RV and I just saw your question moments ago. Try calling 740-385-6842. Rick
August 6, 2018|
Response from manateebuff | Reviewed this property |
Not Sure, Probably should ask the people you rent the cabin from!
August 5, 2018|
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Response from Travel_Addict_Cyprus | Reviewed this property |
If it's one full day, you can drive to Cedar Falls, park, hike down to the Falls (a short and easy stroll) and then return to the parking lot and find the trailhead to Ash Cave. There is nothing spectacular on the way, so... More
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Logan, Ohio
Hocking Hills State Park Dining Lodge destroyed by fire (14 Replies)
A fire started this morning approximately 8:30 a.m. It was thought to be in the kitchen of the Dining Lodge, then later reports said the attic. Fire departments are now responding from all neighboring counties, and some further away. It appears that the entire lodge in now engulfed. Please pray for our first responders, and the neighboring hills. The fire has NOT spread beyond the lodge. Water is scarce, and tanker trucks are filling up from streams, and looking for other sources. If you...More
December 08, 2016|
Response fromJennyk325|
Hocking Hills Dining Lodge (Facebook page post) 58 mins · Well, it is with a heavy heart that we have to inform you that the Hocking Hills Dining Lodge that we knew is no more. It has been consumed by the fire that many have so diligently been battling all day. Thank you all for your messages and thoughts. This place held a special meaning to so many for so long. It will, and we will, be back at some point to start another generations memories of this gorgeous area. We will post updates as...More
Logan, Ohio
Why do YOU enjoy the Hocking Hills? (6 Replies)
As this area begins to offer more to visitors, I'm curious as to what they enjoy the most. The Hocking Hills State Park - hiking, camping? The Hocking River for canoeing? Horseback riding? Antiquing at our various antique malls? The flea market and shops in Rockbridge? Our new glass outlet store? The art galleries? The Washboard Festival? Just enjoying peace & quiet in a log cabin? I know people aren't coming here for Wal-Mart. Each year, the number of tourists here seem to...More
May 12, 2007|
Response fromIrishLake|
the first 3 reasons. my hubby went to school at hocking, and we've enjoyed the area as long as we've known each other. it's beautiful down there. just wish the cabins were more affordable... they're cheaper in gatlinburg, so we've been going there recently...
Bay City, Michigan
Hocking Hills State Park.... (2 Replies)
Considering go camping there for a few nights this summer. When is the best time to go, as far as weather is concerned? When are the bugs at their worst? What activities do you suggest and how many days do you think are appropriate to cover the area well? We like to do light hiking, walking, canoeing, caves, scenery. Thanks for any info you provide!
April 02, 2009|
Response fromcjnky|
We're heading there in May - already have reservations at Hocking Hills state park's campground. All the things you're interested in are definitely available close by. I can't answer your question about the bugs though since it's been too many years since our last visit. My research has convinced me that we can do it in 2 or 3 days, but I'm sure if you have more time available, there will be lots of things to keep you busy.