If you’ve ever wondered, Where is Hocking Hills State Park? Or What can I see in Hocking Hills State Park? We’ve got you covered! Located in the picturesque region of Southeastern Ohio, Hocking Hills State Park encompasses some of the most scenic areas in the entire state and features towering cliffs, deep gorges, and spectacular cascading waterfalls. The 2,356-acre park also surrounds the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls on three sides and is home abundant wildlife, unique plant species, and much more. If you’re planning a visit to Logan, Ohio, here are some things you should know about the beautiful Hocking Hills State Park.
Where Is Hocking Hills State Park? Your Questions Answered
The Best Activities & Programs
Hocking Hills State Park provides a wide variety of recreational activities for every outdoor enthusiast. Guests can visit the archery range, which offers 5 static targets and 22 3-D targets year-round, or explore nine scenic hiking trails located throughout the park. If you prefer to be by the water, fishing is allowed on the 17-acre Rose Lake and there is a swimming pool outside of the Hocking Hills Dining Lodge that’s open to the public. When it’s time for lunch, stop by the dining lodge for a bite to eat, or let us pack a brown bag lunch for you and enjoy your meal in one of the park’s five picnic areas. Hocking Hills State Park also offers special events and daily nature programs throughout the year.
Awesome Sight & Attractions
- Old Man’s Cave: This large recess cave is the most popular area in the park and was once inhabited by a hermit named Richard Rowe. Guests can hike a one-mile trail to Old Man’s Cave and admire breathtaking rock formations and bridges along the way.
- Devil’s Bathtub: Located between the Upper Falls and Old Man’s Cave, the famous Devil’s Bathtub is a hole in the weak middle layer of the Blackhand sandstone that has become enlarged and deepened by the swirling action of Old Man’s Creek. The upper part of the waterfall drops into a deep, bowl-shaped basin, forming a whirlpool that bubbles into the creek.
- Conkle’s Hollow: Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve is a rugged gorge that is considered to be the deepest in Ohio. The valley floor is covered with ferns and wildflowers, and hemlock, birch, and other hardwood trees tower overhead.
- Rock House: The fascinating Rock House is a tunnel-like cave that was caused by many years of erosion and is located midway up a 150-foot cliff made of Blackhand sandstone. Through the cave’s gothic-like windows, visitors can admire a spectacular view of the green valley below.
Book Your Stay at the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls!
Now that you know everything there is to know about Hocking Hills State Park, it’s time to pack your bags and begin your adventure! When searching for the perfect homestead in Hocking Hills, look no further than our resort and spa. Feel free to book your stay in one of our spacious 1840’s-style Hocking Hills log cabins, or in a cozy cottage that’s nestled in the forest. Wherever you choose to lay your head, we guarantee you’ll feel closer to nature than ever before. We can’t wait to see you soon!
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