This Hocking Hills Winter Hike Is the Best Way to “Get Outside”

Every year, outdoor enthusiasts visit Hocking Hills State Park from far and wide to participate in the Hocking Hills Winter Hike! This annual activity encompasses a 6-mile guided trek from Old Man’s Cave to Ash Cave. Get your steps in while enjoying spectacular views of snow and ice along the trail! The hike takes about five hours to complete, so it’s the perfect way to challenge yourself in a fun setting. More than 5,000 people embark on this hike each year, which creates an electric atmosphere!

State Park Guide

Don’t forget to request a copy of our Hocking Hills State Park Guide before your visit! This resource is packed with everything you need to know about our area. 

Hocking Hills State Park Guide

The Annual Hocking Hills Winter Hike

Everything You Need to Know About the Route

The Annual Hocking Hills Winter Hike takes place during the month of January. For exact dates, visit their event webpage. This event begins with a continuous start at the park campground. When you’re ready to embark on your journey, head to the starting point. From there, small groups of participants are led on a guided hike to the Upper Falls of Old Man’s Cave. Once you reach the cave, you can hike at your own pace until you reach the final destination.

Don’t miss the halfway point at Cedar Falls! There’s always delicious food and drink to enjoy. Fill up on treats like hearty bean soup, homemade cornbread, and refreshments before you take on the latter half of this journey. Feel free to look around, explore, and take photos when you arrive at Ash Cave. Once you’ve finished exploring, there will be a shuttle ready to take you back to the start.

Relax Your Muscles at the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls

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Settle into Your Cozy Accommodations

After a long day of hiking, come back to the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls to warm up and unwind. If you’ve worked up an appetite, be sure to head to our in-house restaurant, Kindred Spirits, for some award-winning food and local libations.

Our stunning BnB offers cabinsyurtscottages, bed and breakfast guest rooms, and Hocking Hills lodges. Whether you’re relaxing by the fireplace with your special someone in one of our 1840s-style log cabins or glamping in a geodome, you’re sure to make memories that will last a lifetime!

Browse all of our accommodations and reserve your favorite for this event.

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Pamper Yourself

Spa at Cedar Falls

Are you looking for a little TLC for those sore muscles? Head to our on-site spa and indulge in a Relaxation Massage, a Hand and Foot Treatment, or a Hot Stone Massage to help you bounce back into action for the rest of your stay.

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