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Indiana536 contributions
Jun 2021
This northern trail is 17 miles from Old Man's Cave on S.R. 374. Its remote location discourages visitation, but those who travel the short distance will be glad you did. It was our first stop traveling down to the area and was easy for us to find as others mentioned difficult. The steep cliffs, greenery, boulders and terrain were all so different that it looks like a different forest from one moment to the next. Breathtaking beautiful and peaceful and quiet. Except for the many birds of course. ( love the sounds). Recommend very good hiking boots as roots and stones can make it difficult for some. I tripped a few times but never fell. Watch your steps carefully. Recommend doing this trail first then Conkles Hollow which we called (Cankles as my ankles hurt later), Old Mans Cave, Whispering Cave, Rock House and last Cedar Falls. We would do this order again as difficulty and introduction to scenery. Hope this helps.

I like the fact the trails are one way to keep people from bumping into each other. This is one good thing that happened because of COVID. Hope it stays this way. We visited during the week and we felt we had the place to ourselves as not as crowded. We noticed the weekend really got crazy busy. Bring Water in a backpack and lunch or snacks to enjoy the moment.

Respect the trails and have fun admiring the beauty that southern Ohio has to offer.
Written June 28, 2021
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Rene C
Lexington, KY13 contributions
Aug 2021
Cantwell Cliffs was a bit farther away than the other caves, but it is so worth the drive. (Seventeen minutes from our cabin by Old Man's Cave). The hike and terrain is a bit more rough at this park, but it was absolutely gorgeous. The steps carved out in the rock walls are so cool. Another Must See at Hocking Hills State Park!
Written August 15, 2021
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DutchLace
Holland, MI657 contributions
Jul 2020
We walked the rim trail first thing in the morning before the heat of July day. Wouldn't recommend the rim trail with small children , because the trail does go close to the edge of some cliffs. The views are spectacular. The gorge trail is paved most of the way and is much cooler in temperature compare to the rim.
Written July 11, 2020
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Holly H
Powell, OH189 contributions
Apr 2022
We are older and visited with a 20+ friend and this was his favorite hike. It is a little challenging and not for someone who can't climb. It was spring so of course, there was mud. The cliffs are amazing. The trails have been converted into one way and I think it makes them feel less crowded. This trail had the fewest visitors of the 4 we completed.
Written April 11, 2022
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Janeen
Goshen, IN29 contributions
Oct 2020
Cantwell Cliffs doesn't have the "wow" factor that some of the other Hocking Hills sites have, but it was a nice hike with several beautiful views. There are a number of places where you go up or down stairs, and some of them weren't in the best shape. Overall, it is less crowded than some of the other parks, and we appreciated that. However, we met way too many people going the wrong way on clearly marked one-way paths. If you can't commit to doing the whole hike (about an hour) or the shorter version (about half an hour), don't go through "Fat Woman's Squeeze" and then expect to come back through!
Written October 27, 2020
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MidwestKathM
Detroit, MI647 contributions
Jul 2020
This was the first of the Hocking Hills sites that we visited. Once you've started in from the trail head, with the one-way sign to help keep social distance, the first stairway you meet is both awesome and a bit scary. Just take your time because it is worth going down just to see the rock formations and enjoy the quiet beauty of the natural setting. Yes, in spots, there were too many people, but we were able to social distance without putting on our masks.
Written July 15, 2020
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Previa1994
Chicago, IL5,744 contributions
Oct 2021
I visited Cantwell Cliffs in October on a weekday and enjoyed the gorgeous hike. The trail is about 1.8 miles long and could be considered strenuous, but could be shorter with the interconnections. Trail markers are easy to follow facilitated by the one-way trail system. The narrow stairs carved into the rocks are amazing. But be careful with children near the cliffs.

Cantwell Cliffs is another 'must see' attraction at Hocking Hills State Park.
Written January 4, 2022
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GayeofPA
western PA50 contributions
Sep 2022
People who really like to have a lot of choices, challenging trails, and a lot to see would enjoy this very much. Unfortunately, it was our last day of hiking and it was too much for me. There are steps and stairs everywhere, most made out of uneven rock. Because I'm short, it was difficult to step up on some of these because they were too high. But other people did just fine. Before we left home, we printed out maps and directions that said there 2 trails--the gorge and the rim, and the gorge is easier. But now the park has combined these trails and made it one-way so that you can't go back. This makes it a more difficult trail.
Written September 27, 2022
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Erin B
Grandville, MI77 contributions
Nov 2020 • Family
We, yet again, had a great time on this Hocking Hills hike. Maybe it was the one way signs, but we did seem to get turned around and couldn't seem to follow each path. We did one nice hike and found ourselves back at the parking lot before we wanted to, so we went down again and chose another route. We left after that, but I think there was at least one more. These paths are NOT for people who are unsteady on natural, uneven stairs.
Written November 28, 2020
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Travelbug
Pittsburgh, PA328 contributions
Aug 2021
This was the last hike for us during our trip. It is a small distance from the other hikes in the area but still worth it. This trail was about 1.8 miles I believe and was a little more strenuous than others. Easy trail markers to follow and has the one-way trail system. Loved the carved staircases in to the rocks. Wear good shoes as it can be slippery in areas.
Written September 1, 2021
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