This Is Why You Need to Hike the Hemlock Bridge Trail in the Hocking Hills

The Hocking Hills State Park is a truly magical place. This area is filled with countless natural wonders; you can experience everything from cascading waterfalls to deep caves. If you stop and take in your surroundings for a few moments, you can even picture the Native Americans and first settlers that walked the same paths as you. During your explorations, you’ll probably hike the Hemlock Bridge Trail in the Hocking Hills. Discover all of the best places to explore in our area when you access our complimentary Vacation Guide!

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About the Hemlock Bridge Trail in the Hocking Hills

The Hocking Hills State Park draws thousands of adventurers every year. Top sights to see include Ash Cave, Old Man’s Cave, Cedar Falls, and more! One of our favorites is Whispering Cave. To get here, you need to embark on the Hemlock Bridge Trail. You’ll get to pass over a swinging rope bridge through towering hemlock trees on this beautiful trail. It takes about an hour to complete and is one and a half miles long.

Hiking the Trail

The Hemlock Bridge Trail in Hocking Hills is new to the park. It was built to connect to the Old Man’s Cave Gorge Trail and brings travelers to Whispering Cave. The portion over Old Man’s Creek has made this trail a must-see during your stay at the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls. Known as the Indiana Jones” bridge of the Hocking Hills, this swinging rope bridge is a challenging yet fun walk for those who complete it. For years, it was said there could never be a bridge over the gorge to connect the two sides. With some innovation, the Hemlock Pedestrian Bridge was born!

Getting There

The Hemlock Bridge Trail parking lot is less than 10 minutes away from the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls! You’re welcome to park at the trailhead and embark on your adventure.

Explore the Rest of the Hocking Hills State Park

There’s more to the park than just the Hemlock Bridge Trail! Spend the day traversing the beautiful trails to see waterfalls, scenic overlooks, and natural rock formations. If you’re interested in learning more about the park, get our Hocking Hills State Park Guide. You’ll have access to maps, facts, and much more.

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Book Your Stay at the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls

inside of yurtThe Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls is surrounded on three sides by the Hocking Hills State Park, so you’ll be just moments away from everything inside. Hike the Hemlock Bridge Trail in the Hocking Hills before retreating back to our property to relax. Then, head to the Spa at Cedar Falls for a massage after your hike; it’s the perfect way to end your day.

Browse our variety of accommodations to start planning your getaway. We have Hocking Hills yurt rentals, cabins, cottages, geodomes, and entire Hocking Hills lodges to choose from! Each has been designed with your comfort in mind and comes with our outstanding amenities. Guests staying on our property are treated to a delicious breakfast each morning, and everyone is welcome to make reservations at our onsite restaurant, Kindred Spirits. We look forward to seeing you!