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Winter Hike at Old Man's CaveHocking Hills State Park offers its visitors a wide array of outdoor adventures and family getaway options. Old Man's Cave, Ash Cave, Cedar Falls, Conkle's Hollow and Rock House offer hiking trails displaying such features as recess caves, huge waterfalls and rock formations not found anywhere else in the U.S. A naturalist is at the park year-around offering nature-oriented educational programs.



  • There are miles of hiking trails located throughout the park and adjacent state forest
  • These trails are beautiful as well as potentially dangerous: caution and common sense are advised 
  • Young children should be closely supervised while in on the hiking trails
  • All park visitors must remain on the marked trails at all times
  • 9 hiking trails in the park
    • Ash Cave Gorge • 1/4  Mile • Easy • Handicap Accessible
    • Ash Cave Rim • 1/2 Mile • Moderate
    • Cedar Falls • 1/2 Mile • Moderate
    • Old Man's Cave • 1 Mile • Moderate
    • Conkles Hollow • 1 Mile • Easy • Handicap Accessible
    • Conkle's Hollow Rim • 2.5 Miles • Moderate
    • Rock House • 1/2 Mile • Moderate
    • Cantwell Cliffs • 1 Mile • Difficult
    • Buckeye Trail • 6 Miles • Moderate
  • 2 mountain bike trails
    • Purple Trail Loop • 2 Miles • Moderate
    • Orange Trail Loop • 2 miles • Difficult
  • Portions of the Buckeye Trail go through the park and surrounding state forest


  • 5 picnic areas with tables, grills, latrines and drinking water are located at each of the recess caves
  • 4 shelters are available:
    • Old Man's Cave
    • Ash Cave
    • Rock House
    • Cedar Falls
    • Cantwell Cliffs  
  • Picnic shelters can be reserved online or by calling 866-644-6727
  • All 5 picnic areas are Carry In Carry Out areas • No trash cans are available • Please bring trash bags with you


  • Valid Ohio fishing license is required to fish in the 17-acre Rose Lake
  • Access is off State Route 374 via a 1/2-mile hiking trail


  • Swimming pool outside the dining lodge is open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, Memorial Day to Labor Day
  • Open to the general public for a small daily fee

Winter Recreation (conditions permitting)

  • Ice fishing

More To Do

  • Archery range with 5 static targets and 22 3-D targets is open from daylight until dark year-round
  • Special events and nature programs are offered year round


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