Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve

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Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve

Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve
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hideyho
Ohio203 contributions
Lower trail is wheelchair accessible! Our son is in a wheelchair, but he loves going on outings into the woods. There are not very many places for us to take him. We stumbled across Conkles Hollow and fell in love. We have not hiked the upper trail (not wheelchair accessible), just the lower one. It has a wide, paved trail that winds through a gorge - high cliffs on the sides, a creek meandering through, trees trees trees! It's markedly cooler in the gorge, so great for hot summer days. Our son loves looking at all the scenery, and so do we. It's very peaceful. It's 3/4 of a mile long, so it ends up being a mile and a half. Takes us about 35 - 40 minutes to walk to the end and back, but we walk at a leisurely pace. There are these HUGE staircases that will take you up to the upper trail. Obviously we can't take our son up them, but one day we had a babysitter for him and we checked them out. Honestly they are beautiful but very strenuous. They make for great photos. For some reason I can't find the photos that I took of the lower trail/gorge.
Written July 27, 2022
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kadinger
Necedah, WI205 contributions
So beautiful here. Easy hike, even handicap excisable. If you can only go to one place in this area I would urge you to go here.
Written July 15, 2022
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Frank P
South East Michigan46 contributions
Couples
This location is very deceiving- the gorge walk is a very easy fun walk in and out with a great view along the way- very east to navigate.

The Rim Walk was an amazingly different experience- you should know this was VERY high over the cliffs and you are super close to the edge! I would NOT recommend this for any children under 10 unless you have your hands on them at all times- people have died on this trail from falling as recent as May 2022- however it was one of my top 2 trails in all the Hocking Hills area! Amazing views and a breathtaking hike- bring water and remember you will have no cell service at all!! Don’t wonder off the trail and stay close!!
Written June 20, 2022
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Cynthia W
Freeland, MI741 contributions
We got here on a Sat. morning around 10:30 am.. It became apparent immediately we should have gotten here earlier. There is a long narrow parking lot. At the front is toilets, there are picnic tables sprinkled all around the parking area. No actual parking spots were available, so a ranger told us to start parking on the grass, and at what angle. By the time we finished our hike there were cars on each side of the main entrance road also. This hike is popular, I think, because the entire ¾ mile long lower trail is paved. I have a mixed opinion about that. It didn’t really feel like you were on a hike in the woods, but the paved path is low maintenance, and the ranger said in May and Oct, this trail gets approx.. 3,000 a day. . Wow, that is a lot of feet stamping on this path, , and now the paved pathway makes more sense to me. The upper trail Rim path is a one way path and a loop about 2 miles long. From the Rim, you don’t get a look view of the falls. It had rained the day before, so there seemed to be several trickling falls from the cliffs on the way to the main falls. These smaller falls probably are not there except after a rain. (As I have read that information). Walking to the end of the paved path you can see the two falls easily. Now the falls seem to draw all of us to get closer, and that is what many do. Some come prepared with water shoes, other just get wet feet. These two falls are very different and the water amounts over them are a big difference. They are both very worth the walk, and I even saw a women on her motorized chair. Good for her. There are a few benches along the walk, but a few more would be helpful for those poor parents dragging the little ones. This trail is overhung with trees so it may be a bit cooler on this walk. Have a good time.
Written June 14, 2022
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seescokid
Grand Rapids, MI1,486 contributions
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This hocking hills area is just awesome for a mix of hikes. I would never believe I was in Ohio.
This one is great for a nice paved scenery trail and cool even when very humid and hot mono 6/13/22.
Went on to Rock house a whole other story and work out for old dogs.
Written June 13, 2022
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pamelasC2543RC
Cleveland Ohio 5 contributions
If you have difficulty walking on challenging paths, there is a walkway provided for part of the hike. The experience was like walking between a cliff on both sides of the path. We hiked on the middle, shorter walk and still saw so much beauty. It was worth the time to experience and enjoy nature.
Written June 12, 2022
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Keith R
Lansing, MI47 contributions
The hiking was great to the waterfall and around the rim. Got there just as it was getting busy and did the trail to the waterfall first. Lots of people there and it really bugs me how people just climb on areas they are not supposed to be. The rim trail was much less populated which was great. The one down side to this area was the bathrooms. They were absolutely disgusting. They had three porta johns that were literally filled up to the seats with waste. After I seen how gross they were I backtracked to the nearest gas station so my wife wouldn't have to use them. I tried calling the number on the toilet only to find out the place is closed on the weekend. I did email them when I returned home on Monday to let them know about the conditions. The email reply was that the state or whomever manages that area has them on a once a week cleanout. What is the point of having your number on there if you don't have some type of answering service to take calls over the weekends and I really don't care if you are on a once a week pumping they need to be maintained better than that. We are talking human waste and who knows what else right to the seats.
Written April 15, 2022
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Nancy F
Chicago, IL12 contributions
All of hikes we took in the Hocking Hills area were very enjoyable, but we especially like Conkles Hollow. It's an easy, short hike. The gorge seems almost other-worldly or eerie (in a good way if that's possible). I almost expected to see a saber tooth tiger wandering around. Interesting rock formations, high cliff faces, abundant, lush vegetation. Highly recommended.
Written February 1, 2022
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noxiousburrito
Ann Arbor, MI265 contributions
After visiting a number of sites, my knees needed a break, so we hiked the 1/2 mile gorge trail. It did not disappoint. The quick hop to the lower falls was a great addition to the hike as well, but that area is not accessible by smooth concrete trail.
Written January 2, 2022
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BiminiSusan
Detroit, Michigan52 contributions
This was the first of many trails we hiked in the Hocking Hills - and very memorable! Beautiful views from the rim trail, very scenic and peaceful in the gorge trail. The rim trail said it was "challenging" but we are in our early 50s and didn't have any issues. If you're relatively fit it will not be a problem. Even a couch potato could go slow and enjoy it! It was uncrowded when we went, on a Wednesday afternoon in November. Don't miss this one if you are in the area.
Written November 27, 2021
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