The Ohio Buckeye Trail is a 1,300-mile trail that passes through the heart of the Hocking Hills. In 1959, the Ohio Buckeye Trail Association marked the dedication of its first 20 miles in Hocking County.
Three consecutive sections of the Ohio Buckeye Trail — New Straitsville, Old Man’s Cave and Scioto Trail — pass in and around Hocking Hills area. The Buckeye Trail’s New Straitsville section goes through Wayne National Forest on its way to the Old Man’s Cave section. Attractions along the Old Man’s Cave section of the Ohio Buckeye Trail include Lake Logan State Park, Hocking State Forest, Conkle’s Hollow, Old Man’s Cave, Cedar Falls and Ash Cave. The Scioto Trail section of the Buckeye Trail travels through such notable places as the Tar Hollow State Forest. Campsites (both modern and primitive) are available at all three.
The blue blaze mark on trees makes the Buckeye Trail distinguishable. A single blaze marks the trail where the route is fairly straight while a double blaze marks a turn with the upper blaze marking the direction. It is maintained by the Buckeye Trail Association. The buckeye Trail Association is a private, non-profit volunteer organization.