There are many fantastic ways to explore the Hocking Hills, but many of our visitors agree that one of the best is by bike! Throughout the region, you’ll find a wide variety of Hocking Hills bike trails to suit any experience level. Adrenaline seekers may also find their fix among the more challenging downhill treks. If you’re ready for the adventure of a lifetime, then take a look at our top picks for bike trails you won’t want to miss!
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5 of Our Favorite Hocking Hills Bike Trails
Lake Logan Trail
For a leisurely ride nearby the inn, we recommend the Lake Logan Trail. The lake is one of the top fishing spots in Ohio and also provides plenty of picnic areas and secluded walking paths. A bike trail can be accessed on the north side of the lake and passes along boat rentals and the swimming beach.
Lake Hope State Park
Located 30 minutes from the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls, Lake Hope State Park is a beautiful and peaceful place to experience nature at its finest. Within the park, you’ll find 8 biking trails that stretch over 23-miles. One of these trails was rated as the top mountain biking trail in Ohio by Mountain Bike Magazine! The downhill slopes will make the hearts of even the most avid bikers pump with adrenaline.
Big Pine Road
This simple yet scenic trail is a favorite for many Hocking Hills visitors. However, its popularity can make it a bit crowded during peak tourist times. If you don’t mind sharing the road, you’ll be rewarded with incredible views of farm vistas and valleys. It’s also located near Conkle’s Hollow, one of the park’s most notable features, so don’t forget to stop by and take a look!
Nickel Plate/Goat Run
We recommend this trail for more experienced bikers who can make the 600-foot climb! If you’re willing to take on the challenge, you’ll see some of the area’s most stunning farmlands. One tip shared by bikers who have conquered this 22-mile trail is to watch out for the sharp curve at the bottom of Moore Road. Otherwise, it’s a very relaxing and beautiful ride!
Hockhocking Adena Bikeway
Also known as the “bikeway through history,” the Hockhocking Adena Bikeway is 21-miles of scenic views and learning opportunities. It was named in honor the region’s first inhabitants, the Hockhocking, which means “bottleneck” or “twisted.” Along the trail, you’ll see Ohio University, serene woods, the Hocking Valley Scenic Railway, and more!
Hocking Hills Bike Rentals
If you didn’t bring your own bike, the Hocking Hills Nature Trails is a great option for renting. They also rent ATV’s with guided or unguided tours!
Make Lifelong Memories at the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls
After exploring the Hocking Hills bike trails, come back to the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls for some well-deserved relaxation. You will enjoy our on-site restaurant, Kindred Spirits, indulgent amenities like our luxury spa, and a variety of unique accommodations like quaint cabins, cozy cottages, and bed & breakfast rooms. We also offer a wide variety of specials and vacation packages you won’t find anywhere else.
Book your next vacation with us today! We look forward to welcoming you soon.