What Are the Best Road Trips From the Hocking Hills?

Hocking Hills State Park encompasses 2,356 acres of natural beauty. Many visitors explore our area via hiking trails, rock climbing, horseback riding, and more! These outdoor activities are exciting, but only give you a snapshot of what the Hocking Hills region has to offer. Experience more of our area than ever before with these road trips from the Hocking Hills

Browse three of our favorite day trips in the Hocking Hills below. When you’re ready to start planning, request a copy of our free Hocking Hills State Park Guide. This resource is filled with park maps, popular trails, fast facts, and more!

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Embark on These Top 3 Road Trips From the Hocking Hills

1. Rock, Ride, and Explore Trip

The Rock, Ride, and Explore Trip is a six-hour Ohio road trip that covers 339 miles with seven stops. This route was designed with first-time visitors in mind. Explore Ohio’s seven most exciting destinations in one day! Stops along the way include Cedar Point, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Pro Football Hall of Fame, Amish Country, The Ohio State Reformatory, National Veterans Memorial and Museum, and Hocking Hills State Park. 

During your stop at Hocking Hills State Park, visit Ash Cave, the largest recess cave in Ohio, or Old Man’s Cave. After your tour is complete, have dinner at our on-site restaurant in the heart of the Hocking Hills, Kindred Spirits! Then, check-in to your accommodation to stay the night among the peaceful sounds of Hocking Hills State Park. 

2. Hocking Hills Scenic Byway 

The Hocking Hills Scenic Byway is the perfect day trip option for those who prefer to embark on a solo road trip! The 26.4-mile journey along State Route 374 takes visitors by some of the most beautiful and historic sites in the Hocking Hills region. Some attractions along the Hocking Hills Scenic Byway route include Cantwell Cliffs, Conkle’s Hollow, Ash Cave, and more! For a preview of what this self-guided tour entails, download the Byway Driving Map

3. Hocking Hills Canopy Tours

Spend the day with a birds-eye-view of our region with Hocking Hills Canopy Tours! This zip lining experience allows you to glide between the trees for breathtaking views of our region’s stunning landscape. Choose from a variety of exciting zip lining tours during your visit. Our favorite is the Moonshine Tour! This zip lining tour is available on full moon nights during the summer starting in early June. Soar through the night sky for a one-of-a-kind experience! 

Retreat to the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls

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Complete your road trips from the Hocking Hills with a stay at the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls! Our Hocking Hills bed and breakfast features comfortable geodomes, cabins, cottages, yurts, and lodges! We also have an on-site restaurant and spa for ultimate relaxation after you’re done exploring.

Check our availability and start planning your adventure-filled trip to the Hocking Hills!