Discover the Best Summer Activities in Hocking Hills this July!

Hocking Hills is a great vacation destination year-round but those that head here in July are in for a treat. This is the perfect time of year for outdoor adventure with highs averaging in the 80s and daily lows lingering in the 70s. Whether you travel solo, as a couple or in the company of family and friends, there’s no shortage of options when it comes to filling up an itinerary that promises to be unforgettable!

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Hocking Hills in July: How to Make the Most of Your Visit

On-the-Water Fun

Heading to Hocking Hills in July is the perfect time of year to make the most of on-the-water fun! Whether you’re one for kayaking, boating, or fishing, there are ample opportunities to enjoy it all. Both Hocking Hills Adventures and the Hocking Hills Livery offer boat, canoe, and kayak rentals as well as customized tour options. Pontoon boats can easily be rented at the Lake Logan Marina while Touch the Earth Adventures puts an eco-focus on water-based adventures. For prime fishing opportunities, take time to cast a line in July at either Lake Hope State Park or Rose Lake.

Hiking and Explore Local Caves

Half the fun of a trip to Hocking Hills in July is the chance to get out on the trails and explore the many enticing local caves this area calls its own. When you set your sights on Hocking Hills State Park, you’ll have easy access to trails that take you by caves, waterfalls, cliffsides, and valleys alike. Some of the top caving stops to check out this time of year include Ash Cave and Old Man’s Cave, while other landmarks like Cedar Falls are always worth your while to hike to!

mountain biking in the Hocking Hills

Mountain Biking

If you’re an experienced mountain biker looking for a challenge this July, Hocking Hills is certainly the place to be. Hocking Hills State Park and the surrounding terrain are home to over 50 miles of biking trails, suitable for everything from a tranquil outing to a truly difficult adventure. The Bike Rental at Hocking College Nature Center has a variety of bikes to choose from before you head out and put your skills to the test.

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July Events in the Hocking Hills

July is a month filled with fun events for visitors to Hocking Hills. A few highlights include:

  • Every Tuesday: There are guided hikes at Old Man’s Cave every Tuesday at 10:00 am.
  • Fourth of July Festivities: Fireworks, cattle roping, and so much more!
  • July 14-16: Lilyfest.
  • July 21-23: Nelsonville Music Festival.
  • July 28-30: Starbrick Music Festival.

Places to Stay in the Hocking Hills This July

When travel plans bring you to Hocking Hills, be sure to book amazing accommodations through The Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls. Reach out today to learn more about our group rentals!