The Hocking Hills is home to some of the best scenic views in Ohio. Many of our visitors from near and far embark on nearby hiking and sightseeing excursions in pursuit of incredible views. From rolling hills to recess caves, there’s no shortage of incredible views in our area. If you’d rather enjoy the view from the comfort of your vehicle, you’re in luck! Several scenic drives in Ohio that feature stunning views of the Hocking Hills and beyond. Read on for some of the most popular scenic routes that you’ll want to explore during your visit to the Buckeye State.
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5 of the Best Scenic Drives in Ohio
1. Hocking Hills Scenic Byway
This historic route takes visitors deep into the hills of southeastern Ohio and introduces them to some of the region’s crown jewels. As you travel along the 26.4-mile Hocking Hills Scenic Byway, you’ll see many points of interest including Ash Cave and the State Forest Headquarters. It’s a great way to explore the area without traveling too far from the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls.
2. Combing Brush Road
Located in Warren Township, Combing Brush Road will have your jaw hitting the floor at least a few times. The beautiful countryside scenery is a favorite for locals, who purposely take the long–way–around just to enjoy the view this scenic route offers. You’ll find the start of Combing Brush Road in Washington County, which is just over an hour’s drive from Logan, OH.
3. White Oak Hill Road
During the fall, a trip down White Oak Hill Road is a must! The steep and scenic road in Pike County offers a unique off-the-beaten-path experience that you’ll want to enjoy again and again. Pike County is about an hour outside of Logan, OH, but the scenery is well worth the journey.
4. The Ohio River Scenic Byway
The Ohio River Scenic Byway is a beautiful journey through the countryside that leads you along the Ohio River and through several of the area’s most charming small towns. The history-rich route also reveals artifacts and stories ranging from Native American habitation to industrialization.
5. Covered Bridge Scenic Byway in Ohio
Running parallel to the Muskingum River, the Covered Bridge Scenic Byway traverses some of Ohio’s most beautiful countryside. The road follows State Route 26 from Marietta to Woodsfield, about an hour and a half from the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls. It also includes markers that will help self-guided tourists find the major points of interest and stopping points along the byway.
Stay at the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls
Park your vehicle back at the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls after exploring these scenic drives in Ohio. Our property is surrounded on three sides by Hocking Hills State Park, so you can continue to enjoy beautiful views from the comfort of your accommodation. Choose from cabins, Pacific-style yurts, cottages, geodomes, and Hocking Hills lodges for your Ohio getaway!
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